1) Failed to disclose a payment of $8,000.00 pre-petition by the Debtor
2) Failed to disclose a $4,000.00 post-petition payment by the Debtor (which they returned to the Debtor after it was "brought" to their attention.
3) Put a Debtor in a Chapter 13, but the Debtor did not qualify for the 13
4) Failed to appear for hearings but rather hired a "contract" attorney to appear but never disclosed the compensation to the contract attorney
5) Failed to affiliate with a competent Chapter 11 attorney
For those who remember Judge Markell and his epic opinions, the Court cited to In re Spickelmeir which stood in part for the proposition that requested compensation may be reduced if the court finds that the work done was excessive or of a poor quality...
The end result was...no fees.
In re Wegesend, 2014 Bankr. LEXIS 2902 United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Hawaii
July 3, 2014, Decided
CASE NO. 13-01686, (Chapter 11)