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Carbondale attorney sued for alleged legal malpractice

By Molly English-Bowers | Apr 11, 2016

BELLEVILLE – A woman and her husband are suing The Womick Law Firm for alleged legal malpractice involving a 2008 suit against Sam's Club.

Rebecca S. Reed and Larry Reed filed the suit March 30 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against John P. Womick and Womick Law Firm.

According to the complaint, in 2008 Rebecca Reed hired the Womick to investigate and prosecute her claim for injuries she allegedly sustained when she bit into a quesadilla purchased at a Sam's Club and broke a tooth.

Reed contacted Womick's office about her case on a regular basis between 2008 and March 31, 2014. On that last date, the suit alleges, she was informed that the case had been dismissed on April 26, 2011 and could not be refiled.

Reed claims she had never been told there was a problem with her case. Then when she contacted the defendant to retrieve her medical forms, she was told all documents in her file had been destroyed, the suit alleges.

The plaintiffs seek an excess of $50,000 plus attorney fees and court costs. They are represented by D. Jeffrey Ezra of Ezra & Associates LLC in Collinsville.

St. Clair County Court case number 16-L-184

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