A law firm that represented Rudy Giuliani during recent years of investigations and trials is now suing him for more than $1.3 million in unpaid legal fees, as the former New York mayor faces mounting bills related to the fallout from his actions around the 2020 election. Donald Trump.
The law firm Davidoff Hutcher & Citron said Giuliani paid only $214,000 of his total legal bill, leaving him $1,360,196 in debt to them for work done by the firm’s lawyers in connection with its now-closed federal criminal investigation into foreign lobbying; investigations related to January 6, 2021 by Georgia State Attorneys, the House of Representatives, and the Federal Special Prosecutor’s Office; and in various lawsuits and attorney disciplinary investigations that materialized after the 2020 election, according to a complaint filed Monday in New York state court.
His last payment to the company was four days ago, in the amount of $10,000, according to the court filing.
The firm handled Giuliani’s legal work from late 2019 until July of this year, according to the filing.
Giuliani issued a statement through his spokesman, Ted Goodman, Monday evening, saying, “I cannot express how personally hurt I am by what Bob Costello did. It’s a shame when lawyers do things like this, and all I will say is that their bill far exceeds anything approaching a legitimate fee.
The Davidoff Hutcher law firm counts among its partners Robert Costello, a longtime Giuliani contact who has been publicly associated with his defense strategy for some time. Costello also previously represented Steve Bannon.
Giuliani said publicly in court how he was struggling to pay mounting legal fees and adverse court rulings, with more expected to pile up in the future.