Remote Jury Trial Set Over Unpaid Legal Fees Set to Begin

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 28, 2020 9:23:09 AM


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Jacksonville, FL— Trial is scheduled to begin this week against a Florida woman accused of owing her former attorney more than $55,000, the Florida Fourth Circuit’s second fully remote jury trial in as many months.

According to court documents, Kelly Mathis, of K.B. Mathis, P.A., claims he represented Agatha Argyros in a criminal case. However, he claims Argyros still owes him more than $55,000. 

Argyros, according to court documents, claims she and Mathis agreed legal fees would be capped at $25,000. 


This is the second fully remote jury trial for the Fourth Circuit under a state pilot project to study how remote trials could be run effectively. The first trial, in August, was believed to be the nation’s first fully remote civil jury trial to reach a verdict. 

Jury selection in the case is expected to begin Tuesday, with the 1-2-day trial scheduled to open Wednesday. CVN, which also covered the Circuit’s first remote trial, will record the proceedings, from jury selection through the verdict and publish video on demand as soon as possible each day. 

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Kelly Mathis represents the Office of K.B. Mathis, P.A., according to court documents.

Gerasimos Theophilopoulos represents Agatha Argyros, according to court records.  

Watch the proceedings on demand.

Topics: Florida, K.B. Mathis P.A. v. Argyros