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Attorney Charles Scott of Ft. Payne, AL; ethical troll


The state of Alabama presented Charles McCracken Scott with a law license in 1991 after he graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law.


The Alabama State Bar Association found Charlie guilty of the following misconduct.

  • Engaged in a conflict of interest
  • Failed to communicate with client
  • Charged and/or collected an excessive fee (cheater)
  • Failed to decline/terminate representation when required to so act
  • Engaged in conduct that adversely reflects on his fitness to practice law
  • Engaged in conduct that is prejudicial to the administration of justice
  • Failed to communicate basis or rate of fee in probate matter
  • Failed to obtain a written fee agreement authorizing him to assume representation on a contingency fee basis
  • Filed a claim against client’s estate for attorney’s fees, claiming $12,000 to $18,000 in legal fees, and reserved the right to claim additional fees for services
  • performed after the date of the claim
  • Requested a lien secured by real property of the estate owned by the deceased at the time of her death
  • Failed to inform the executor of the estate of his intention to file a claim against the estate in the amount of $12,000 to $18,000. by seeking a lien on the real property of the estate, an action that was adverse to the estate and his clients
  • Conduct in claiming to an excessive attorney’s fee unnecessarily delayed the closing of the estate and caused unnecessary expense to the estate

As a direct consequence of his misconduct, the cheerleaders for Attorney Misfits sitting on the Statewide Grievance Committee punished Charlie by gifting him with a complimentary 91-day suspension of his law license.



As we speak (ca. June 2020), Charlie practices in Fort Payne, Alabama.


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