It’s time for a new wave of lawyers to take on the Houston, Texas, bus accident attorney who was fired from his position in July for claiming he was not present for the crash.
Alexis Mancini of Houston, who has been representing clients in the bus accident litigation, was fired after he filed a lawsuit alleging that he was unable to help his clients due to “an unfortunate incident.”
Mancino had been in the Houston office since December 2016, according to his LinkedIn profile, but he was never named as a defendant in the case.
Mancinis lawsuit said he was fired for “failure to appear” at a deposition he was required to attend.
Mancini was also fired after filing a complaint with the Houston Public Defender’s office, which had no record of his employment.
Manchini’s lawsuit alleged that a manager at the bus stop where he worked told him he had been fired for being unable to protect his client.
The Houston Police Department said Mancinos claims were false, and it said MANCINI did not attend a deposition or have any communications with any law enforcement agency.
It said he did not file any complaints to HR, and the city of Houston did not respond to questions about Mancins dismissal.
“There are other attorneys out there that are doing the same job, but for the most part, the Houston attorney general’s office has been completely ineffective and their attorneys have not gotten a dime for their work,” said attorney Jennifer Eberhart, who was Mancinas first lawyer to represent clients in court cases.
She said that even if Mancincini was fired, his lawsuit was a wake-up call for the legal community to do more to protect the rights of people who are victims of accidents.
“I hope we see more and more attorneys like this that have no business working in the courts,” Eberhardt said.
“In the future, if I’m a lawyer and I need a lawsuit, I will make sure I call the Houston Police.
I will get in touch with HR and tell them the truth about the situation,” Ebert said.MANCINIS lawsuit said Manceri was fired over a number of “misrepresentations” during the deposition.
In response to Mancis claims, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said the city was not aware of the allegations and Mancucci’s lawsuit had not been resolved.
Acevedos statement said that Mancinis “was not present during any of the depositions that were required for his attorneys to be present in court.”
“The Houston police department does not have any records of the alleged events in question,” the statement read.
“Any claim by an employee of the city to the contrary is false and is false under Texas law.”
Acevedos claim came amid an ongoing legal battle between the city and MANCICI for damages stemming from a March 2016 crash that killed 13-year-old Isaiah Smith.
The lawsuit claimed Mancisi had not met his obligation to protect Smith when the bus slammed into the bus, and that MANCIS actions had caused injuries.
MANCI claimed he was ordered to remove his badge and identification cards to protect himself and his clients from “fearful and unreasonable police officers.”
In July, Mancis lawsuit was dismissed for lack of evidence.
A jury found that Manceris actions had not caused injuries, but the lawsuit was thrown out after he was asked to provide more testimony.