Anita Baker

Singer Anita Baker

The soulful and smooth jazz singer Anita Baker is facing a lawsuit from her former lawyer.

According to The Associated Press, Jamal Hamood, who represented Baker when she was sued for allegedly failing to pay for work done on her Detroit-area home, filed a $150,000 complaint against Baker Sept. 29 in Wayne County Circuit Court.

In the suit, Hamood alleges that the Grammy-winning vocalist owes him nearly $69,000 for salary, travel and other expenses for more than a year of work, according to WXYZ-TV.

This is not Baker’s first brush with the law. In March, an arrest warrant was issued for Baker stemming from the case that alleges she failed to pay $15,351.41 for work done on her Grosse Pointe, Mich., home, but it was later dismissed. Baker also narrowly escaped jail time in 2010 when she allegedly failed to sign documents in her divorce dispute.

A status conference on Hamood’s lawsuit is scheduled for Jan. 2.