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Tampa attorney wants to get paid for a lawsuit he didn’t argue

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A Tampa attorney is seeking payment from another law firm over a decade-old case. After a 2005 purse snatching led to the permanent incapacitation of an elderly shopper, the victim’s niece, Carolyn Brooks, sought the advice of Joel Fein on a potential civil suit. Fein reportedly referred her to a firm that specialized in tort and personal-injury representation. Fein agreed to accept a 25 percent cut of whatever award was issued for referring the case. Brooks ultimately won a $2.75…

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