real-estate developer Homer Williams
is being sued by one of the city's premier financial-litigation firms for $16,977 in alleged unpaid legal bills.
A lawsuit filed last week in Multnomah County Circuit Court by the law firm Greene & Markley
says Williams has failed to pay a bill sent out July 13, 2010, that included charges going back to July 2008.
The billing statement
(PDF) filed in circuit court along with the Dec. 10 lawsuit indicates Williams owes the money for work on a case involving the Internal Revenue Service
and the Oregon Department of Revenue.
Greene & Markley is best-known for handling bankruptcy cases, but online federal court records do not indicate Williams has filed for bankruptcy.
declined to comment.
Updated at 5:55 pm:
Homer Williams says he was surprised to learn that Greene & Markley was suing him over a past disagreement.
"We fired a law firm two years ago," Williams says. "They offered to settle [the bill] and we turned that offer down. This is just a commercial dispute."