BELLEVILLE — A woman is suing the Blake Behme Law Group for alleged legal malpractice involving her divorce case.
Bobbi Jo Fults filed a complaint on Nov. 22 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Edward J. Blake Jr., Megan M. Gilbreth and the Blake Behme Law Group PC, alleging they breached their duty to exercise reasonable skill and knowledge common to members of the legal profession.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff – who married and divorced the same man four times and lived with him most of the time during the periods between the marriages – alleges that as a result of the defendants' actions, she lost at least $1 million for her share in the marital property. She also alleges she sustained attorneys' fees in excess of $50,000, and suffered emotional distress worth excess of $100,000.
The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to protect her interests, failed to discover all the marital property that should have been included in the property settlement and abandoned her on the hearing date of Nov. 23, 2015.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants, jointly and severally, in a sum exceeding $1,150,000, plus costs of this suit.
She is represented by David M. Duree of David M. Duree & Associates PC in O'Fallon.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-627