An Alabama-based personal-injury law firm is suing a Washington attorney for breach of contract related to television advertisements.
Michael Slocumb of the Slocumb Law Firm is suing D.C. solo practitioner Michael Wilson of The Law Offices of Michael M. Wilson, M.D., J.D. and Associates, and is seeking back payment and damages of $1 million plus attorneys fees.
The complaint, filed Wednesday, alleges that Slocumb and Wilson entered into a contract through which Slocumb funded television advertisements on behalf of Wilson. The advertisements for legal services related to medical malpractice and birth-related injuries, which ran from March 2011 through February 2012, cost Wilson $28,750 a month, according to the complaint.
Slocumb received the calls and forwarded relevant cases to Wilson, according to the suit. During the period when the ads were running, Slocumb allegedly forwarded more than 300 perspective clients to Wilson. The complaint said that Wilson made five payments totaling $119,220. The suit accuses Wilson of using the advertising to unjustly enrich himself and seeks $1 million in damages, attorneys fees and the remaining due balance of $197,030.
Slocumb is being represented by D.C. lawyer Alan Scott Gregory, according to the court docket. Neither Gregory nor Wilson responded to a request for comment.