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Smokey Robinson Sued

He Better Shop Around ...

For New Lawyers

5/14/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0513-smokey-robinson-tmz-01Smokey Robinson's gonna need new lawyers to help him fight off his old ones ... who've filed a lawsuit claiming the singer is six-figures in the hole with them.

We've obtained a copy of the suit filed by an L.A. law firm ... accusing the Motown legend of racking up $170,000 in unpaid legal bills.

In the docs, the attorneys at King Holmes Paterno & Berliner say the Motown legend hasn't paid a cent since 2010 ... even though he's continued to use their services.

They claim Smokey owes 'em $64K just for 2013.

A rep for Smokey says the firm negotiated agreements without consulting with Smokey first -- and that's why he's refused to pay. 

According to the suit, the firm offered to go to arbitration to resolve the matter ... if Smokey thought he was getting screwed. Obviously, that didn't pan out ... and we're told Smokey now plans to countersue.

Get Ready.

10 COMMENTS

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1.

Brian    

Who cares, lawyers are thieves anyway. And these ones are idiots. Don't you know if someone owes you a lot of money and won't pay up you stop doing business with them?

73 days ago
2.

MILK    

he looks white in this photo!!!

73 days ago
3.

ASH    

Please Harvey..

No one has ever heard of this nobody before..

73 days ago
4.

cristiana    

most of these comments are spam! what the heck!

73 days ago
5.

01void    

Pay up, you know lawyers wouldn't try and cheat ya.

73 days ago
6.

Rigby    

Lawyers are a rip off. They sneak in random fees just to dry you of all your money.

73 days ago
7.

Bullwinkle94a    

In all the decades Smokey has been a public figure,I think this is the first time I have ever read or heard anything even the slightest bit negative about him.

Given his history,I'm going to have to side with Smokey on this one.

73 days ago
8.

NOT ELMO    

SHE BETTER PAY UP!......

72 days ago

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