Legal bill for Glanz civil suit: $700,000

Posted at 10:11 PM, Apr 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-15 23:53:03-04

TULSA - The attorneys who won a civil lawsuit against former Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz are asking a federal court to approve more than $700,000 in legal fees and costs.

The motion for attorney fees, filed in federal court on Friday, detailed the legal expenses in 96 pages. They want Glanz and the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office to foot the bill.

Attorneys Dan Smolen and Don Smolen each billed at $400 per hour, while Louis Bullock billed at $350 per hour, Thomas Mortensen billed at $325 per hour and Robert Blakemore and Patricia Bullock billed at $300 per hour. The total charge for attorneys and their staffs was $659,159.56.

Court records show two bills of costs totaling more than $51,000 for items such as printing, clerk fees and transcripts.

Bullock filed the civil lawsuit in December of 2011, alleging the plaintiff was repeatedly sexually assaulted by a jailer when she was housed in the Tulsa County Jail as a juvenile in 2010. In March, a jury found in favor of the plaintiff and awarded her $25,000. Glanz's attorneys have filed a motion for a new trial.

Attorneys filed a motion for the court to require Glanz and the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office to pay the plaintiff's legal fees.

Records show Tulsa County contracts with attorney Scott Wood for $225 per hour for legal representation.


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