The Rhode Island Supreme Court’s chief disciplinary counsel, David D. Curtin, has filed ethics charges against Pearlman.
The complaint alleges that Pearlman failed to provide competent counsel to a client, charged unreasonable fees and then, when the client hired a new lawyer, failed to refund fees he had been given but not earned.
The allegations stem from a complaint filed by Robert Sisto, who hired Pearlman in connection with probate and estate matters for his late brother Richard Sisto who died last March.
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Pawtucket lawyer again facing disciplinary charges
Fee-gouging complaint about lawyer Thomas W. Pearlman