Former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani was sued on Monday by his former lawyers, who are claiming that he owes $1.36 million in unpaid legal fees.
The former New York City mayor was sued by Robert Costello, a partner at the law firm Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, in New York Supreme Court on Monday.
Costello and his law firm are seeking payment for legal services that Giuliani has received since November 2019, when they first began representing him, until July of this year.
The lawsuit says the legal services Giuliani received included early representation in election interference cases in Georgia and Washington, D.C.
The law firm alleges that it has sent invoices to Giuliani for fees and expenses totaling more than $1.5 million, but he has only paid $214,000.
Giuliani has since commented on the lawsuit, saying that the dollar amount the law firm sought was excessive.
“I can’t express how personally hurt I am by what Bob Costello has done,” Giuliani said in a statement. “It’s a real shame when lawyers do things like this, and all I will say is that their bill is way in excess to anything approaching legitimate fees.”
Giuliani has been named as one of former President Trump’s 18 co-defendants in Fulton County, Georgia, where they are being charged under the state’s RICO laws. The 19 defendants have all pleaded not guilty.
In special counsel Jack Smith’s federal election interference case, Giuliani appears to be named as Trump’s number one co-conspirator.