From June of 2010 to June of 2013, Pennsylvania bankruptcy attorney Jason Mazzei handled approximately 1,300 Chapter 13 cases. Collectively, those cases earned him an estimated $1.7 million in retainer fees — and the attention of several bankruptcy judges, one of whom eventually removed himself from the case after referring to Mazzei as a “sociopath.”
Legal Battle Escalates into Personal Feud Between Judge Agresti and Attorney Mazzei
Jeffrey A. Deller is the Chief Judge for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Pennsylvania. It was Deller who first noticed unusual financial activity on behalf of bankruptcy lawyer Jason J. Mazzei, who is based in Pittsburgh. Judge Deller — along with several other area bankruptcy judges — had received multiple complaints from Mazzei’s former clients.
Concerned, Deller turned to U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Thomas P. Agresti to request a closer review of Mazzei.