A Cobb attorney may soon appear before a jury for an entirely different reason.
Romin Alavi faces charges of stealing from one of his clients.
Mike Bagan tells Channel 2 Action News Alavi represented him after an accident that left him with $38,000 in medical bills.
Recently Bagan learned that Alavi settled his case and apparently cashed his $25,000 settlement check.
"The insurance company sent me a check of the $25,000 settlement that was taken by Mr. Alavi without my approval and was actually forged signatures of me and my wife deposited into his account," Bagan said.
Sheriff's investigators confirmed the money had been deposited into Alavi's account and arrested him.
Since then, Alavi has apologized to Bagan via email.
"I know you probably hate me," Alavi wrote, "and don't really care what my personal problems may be, but I'm working hard on finding a new career and source of income so that I can pay you everything that you deserve."
Bagan said since the email, Alavi has not returned his calls.
"I still can't believe hos this whole thing happened," Bagan said. Who do you go to? What do you do?"