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Monday, 02 April, 2007

Lawyer Fees

Larry Birkhead is the guy who was in a custody battle with Anna Nicole Smith. He got his bill on Saturday: Debra Opri Bills Birkhead King's Ransom.

The total: $620,492.84. Opri billed her services out at $475 an hour. Here are some of the charges:

  • March 8, 2007, Opri billed $161.65 for an Outback Steakhouse dinner. And get this -- the bill was for $111.65. Opri left a $50 tip and billed Birkhead, who wasn't even there.
  • Opri billed Birkhead $4,265 for Cingular roaming service while she was in the Bahamas.
  • Opri billed Birkhead 18 times for Diva Limos that took them to and from the Ft. Lauderdale courthouse to the private residence.
  • October 22, 2006, Opri billed Birkhead $1,116.16 for a dinner at Graycliff, a restaurant in Nassau. The note next to the charge is "Alexiou atty mtg." Alexiou is Birkhead's lawyer in the Bahamas. Birkhead was not present.
  • The next day, October 23, Opri billed $2,467.75 at Graycliff restaurant for another meal. The charge again was for "Alexiou atty mtg." Again, Birkhead was not present.
  • Also on October 23, Birkhead was billed $25.75. The item -- "laundry service Zawacki." Zawacki is Opri's husband, who was present on the trip. Ouch!

The itemized bill was 112 pages long, and she even offered a discount:

Instead of the $620,492.84 bill, she offered him a discount at $511,365.09, but only if he accepts immediately. Opri wrote, "I'm still willing to accept the discounted billing at this time, but only without further discussion."

If you need a lawyer, here's a link to her Web site. And here's the latest press release:

"Larry Birkhead and I have terminated our attorney-client relationship effective immediately. I wish Larry the very best of luck in his continuing efforts to prove that he is Dannielynn's biological father. My prayers will be with Larry and Dannielynn always."

I think she's praying that she gets her money.