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Avenatti Loses Again, Judge Orders Stormy To Pay Trump Almost $294,000

It’s curtains for Michael Avenatti.

After losing a legal battle he waged for the majority of the past year, “creepy porn lawyer” has just been slapped with another humiliating defeat.

In a Dec. 11 ruling, a judge dumped $293,052.33 of legal bills on Avenatti’s client, Stephanie Clifford. The docket detailing the order was quickly uploaded to law site CourtListener.

Great lawyers can win you millions and good lawyers can keep you out of trouble, but bad lawyers can saddle you with nearly $300,000 in debt. The lesson here is clear: It pays dividends to research any legal counsel you intend on taking.

Avenatti is currently going above and beyond to prove this point. He’s taking his loss hard, venting a ferociously hot temper on Twitter and hurling childish insults at anyone criticizing him.

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That’s quite an attitude for someone who just cost their client hundreds of thousands of dollars.

For Avenatti, the grim reality of this situation obviously hasn’t set in yet. The lawyer is now insisting his client will not have to pay out any money at all.

We have to cut Avenatti some slack for his confusion. With all of the court-ordered financial losses he’s endured lately, it’s got to be tough to keep them all straight.

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In one monumental case, he was ordered to hand over nearly $5 million. This wasn’t from legal fees — according to CNBC, it was money owed for unpaid wages.

Things aren’t going well on the home front for Avenatti, either.

The trappings of his hotshot lawyer lifestyle have now been stripped from him by the courts. Along with $454,000 in late child support payments, a judge ordered Avenatti to part with a collection of luxury wristwatches, a pricey sculpture and other works of art.

He was even forced to fork over the keys to a Ferrari 488 GT Spider.

Here’s a piece of legal advice from someone who’s never been to law school: If your lawyer can’t even keep his own sports car in a court settlement, it may be time to find a new lawyer.

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Jared has written more than 200 articles and assigned hundreds more since he joined The Western Journal in February 2017. He was an infantryman in the Arkansas and Georgia National Guard and is a husband, dad and aspiring farmer.
Jared has written more than 200 articles and assigned hundreds more since he joined The Western Journal in February 2017. He is a husband, dad, and aspiring farmer. He was an infantryman in the Arkansas and Georgia National Guard. If he's not with his wife and son, then he's either shooting guns or working on his motorcycle.
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