Former US attorney for Iraq requests $5 million legal fee ruling from Washington


A prominent legal figure from the nation’s capital, renowned for representing Iraq in the aftermath of the 2003 US invasion, has formally petitioned a federal court for a judgment exceeding $5.5 million in unpaid legal fees.

Timothy Mills, a former partner at the esteemed legal firm now recognized as Squire Patton Boggs, took this action after Iraq failed to respond to his persisting grievances regarding unpaid fees. The request for a default judgment against Iraq was submitted on Monday, as reported by Reuters.

The legal dispute traces back to October 2022 when Mills initiated legal proceedings against the Iraqi Ministry of Justice. In his lawsuit, Mills contended that the Iraqi government had not honored payments for his legal services spanning the period from March 2018 to September 2021. Notably, Mills had been a staunch legal defender of Iraq in various court cases involving disputes between the government and the US defense contractor, Wye Oak Technologies. This particular dispute gained notoriety due to the tragic murder of Wye Oak Technologies’ CEO during an attack while he was en route to Baghdad in December 2004.

The culmination of this ongoing legal dispute was marked by Mills and his legal firm’s resignation from their role as Iraq’s legal advisors in September 2021. The request for the legal fee ruling now casts a spotlight on this protracted legal battle, bringing it under the scrutiny of the federal court in Washington.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.