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Jun. 1st, 2007



I thoroughly disliked this woman, from the moment I laid eyes on her. I thought her to be loud, rude and crude, and just someone I would NEVER, EVER trust.

Her name is Debra Opri. She was Larry Birkhead's lawyer during the paternity battle over Anna Nicole Smith's daughter, Dannielynn, with Howard Sterns.

Although, Larry Birkhead terminated Debra Opri's services a month before his court date, she says she was responsible for obtaining everything he needed in court.

Larry Birkhead is NOT a wealthy man, but still she sent him a bill of more than $650,000!!

Just look at the outrageously frivolous items she has billed him for:



- A total of three $1,500 monthly charges for Luck Media & Marketing, Opri's personal publicist.

- On March 1, 2007, the day before Anna's funeral, there is a charge of 10 hours for "preparation for and attendance in Bahamas re services and var. meetings re same." On the day of Anna's funeral, there is another 10 hour charge with the exact same language. Ironically, TMZ knows Birkhead asked Opri not to even attend the funeral, but she did anyway. On March 3, Opri charged yet another 10 hours for travel from Nassau back to L.A.

- On February 24, 2007, while Opri and Birkhead stayed at a private residence in Ft. Lauderdale during the Florida hearing, Opri billed $600 for Seafood World. We're told she brought four trays of lobster to the house. The bill says, "Dinner gift/Ft. Lauderdale house stay." But it was no gift to Larry. That same day, she billed $211 for items at Publix grocery store.

- March 8, 2007, Opri billed $161.65 for an Outback Steakhouse dinner. And get this - the bill was for $111.65. Opri left a $50 tip and billed Birkhead, who wasn't even there!

- Opri billed Birkhead $4,265 for Cingular roaming service while she was in the Bahamas.

- Opri billed Birkhead 18 times for Diva Limos that took them to and from the Ft. Lauderdale courthouse to the private residence.

- October 22, 2006, Opri billed Birkhead $1,116.16 for a dinner at Graycliff, a restaurant in Nassau. The note next to the charge is "Alexiou atty mtg." Alexiou is Birkhead's lawyer in the Bahamas. Birkhead was not present.

- The next day, October 23, Opri billed $2,467.75 at Graycliff restaurant for another meal. The charge again was for "Alexiou atty mtg." Again, Birkhead was not present.

- Also on October 23, Birkhead was billed $25.75. The item - "laundry service Zawacki." Zawacki is Opri's husband, who was present on the trip.


Perhaps I'm being too harsh, but she's got that type of face I itch to slap with a feather. I find this unethical woman to be a BLOODSUCKER (MONEY SUCKER) of the worst kind.

What are YOUR thoughts?



Debra Opri Bills Larry Birkhead $650,000




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Comments

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goose_gumshoe
Jun. 1st, 2007 07:48 pm (UTC)
I am SO going to Law school!
playgirl
Jun. 2nd, 2007 07:03 pm (UTC)
Me too!

Hard to imagine we'd be filthy rich, thanks to just two or three clients!
moon_shine
Jun. 1st, 2007 08:12 pm (UTC)
you know Sunshine that top pic looks like me most days =o)lol
playgirl
Jun. 2nd, 2007 06:52 pm (UTC)
Really? Then you rock! :o)
moon_shine
Jun. 4th, 2007 07:50 am (UTC)
I think you rock Too! :o)
donchep
Jun. 1st, 2007 08:20 pm (UTC)
We may hate her but the wait staff at these restaurants must love her. A 50 dollar tip for a 111 dollar bill? That's almost a 50% tip. Standard tips are 15-20%.

playgirl
Jun. 2nd, 2007 06:49 pm (UTC)
Bet if it had her own money, which she had worked like a dog as most of us do for our money, she would have been a Scrooge when placing her order, and I'm sure she would have accidently on purpose forgotten to leave a tip.

She's what gives the rest of the good and honest lawyers a bad name.
a_phoenix
Jun. 1st, 2007 08:23 pm (UTC)
All of these sound very questionable....to one degree or another.

The terms "bloodsucker" and "gold digger" come to mind....
playgirl
Jun. 2nd, 2007 06:54 pm (UTC)
Far worse terms come to my mind about her!
buddave
Jun. 1st, 2007 09:29 pm (UTC)
Pretty well paid for vacation I would think....
playgirl
Jun. 2nd, 2007 07:29 pm (UTC)
And that's all it was for her; a paid vacation!
ninjaguydan
Jun. 1st, 2007 10:21 pm (UTC)
Everyone hates a lawyer....until they need one.

If this art thing don't work out, I'm thinking I'd make an awesome criminal defense lawyer.
-)
playgirl
Jun. 2nd, 2007 06:56 pm (UTC)
Should you ever need one, be sure her name isn't Opri! :o(
ninjaguydan
Jun. 3rd, 2007 12:18 am (UTC)
believe it or not, but I have defended myself in court three times and walked with an expunged record....one was a DUI and the other two were speeding tickets. What can I say, I love the Mad Max movies.

-)
uglyface2
Jun. 1st, 2007 11:41 pm (UTC)
Coincidental to your rant, I've started working toward a Political Science degree in the hope of one day attending law school.

That aside, there are tons of mitigating circumstances that make me believe this lawyer... well, she did what she did. Dinner isn't just dinner, for example, it's a full-blown discovery session that requires work after the meal. (The laundry bill is a bit much, and that may be contestable.) Plus, Opri has to pay for expenses, including plane tickets, her staff (paralegals don't come cheap), meals... you get the idea.

Here's the deal: Birkhead did not have to retain this woman as his lawyer. It was his decision to begin with, and he knew that she didn't come cheap. Whether he kept her on or not, she still had to charge for these things in order to keep her own practice going.
playgirl
Jun. 2nd, 2007 06:18 pm (UTC)
This woman is an unethical bitch
No Sweety Pie! This woman is an unethical bitch who told Larry she would not charge him to represent him, for the reason of her getting media exposure.

Read my recent post about this odious woman.
aamusedinatx
Jun. 2nd, 2007 05:17 am (UTC)
What do you call 10,000 lawyers at the bottom of the SF Bay?














A Good Start!
playgirl
Jun. 2nd, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC)
Lawyers are like rhinoceroses
That is so true! haaaaa

Lawyers are like rhinoceroses: thick skinned, short-sighted, and always ready to charge.
- David Mellor
daddy
Jun. 2nd, 2007 02:57 pm (UTC)
I believe that Shakespeare said it best in Henry VI- "The first thing we must do is kill all the lawyers," -

The practice of Law these days is totally unregulated, they can charge you anything for anything. It has actuually become legalized highway robbery.

They are vultures that pick at the rotted flesh of those who have befallen tribulations
playgirl
Jun. 2nd, 2007 06:13 pm (UTC)
They are vultures that pick at the rotted flesh of those who have befallen tribulations

This is so true!

Read my recent post about Debra Opri. Looks like Larry is not suing her for fraud! I pray to God he wins!
nishar
Jun. 3rd, 2007 02:35 pm (UTC)
She is hoping he gets a book deal or custody of the kid so she can bilk him for every cent she can. He needs to either file bankruptcy and not pay her a cent or get a lawyer and see if he can get rid of most of those charges.
nishar
Jun. 3rd, 2007 02:39 pm (UTC)
One more thing, Napoleon said the first thing for a perfect society... is to shoot all the lawyers. :)
playgirl
Jun. 4th, 2007 12:35 am (UTC)
Look at this, looks like the snake in the grass of a bitch is also a thief!

Birkhead Sues Opri for Fraud, Malpractice
nishar
Jun. 4th, 2007 11:24 am (UTC)
I hope he takes that thief for every cent she has.
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