Chicago, IL asked in Legal Malpractice for Illinois

Q: Can a lawyer be held on criminal charges for working with a private investigator who wishes to impersonate federal agent

Lawyer charged me $5000 flat fee retainer, stated I needed to follow her terms then required me to hire a pi who was going to "play the part of federal agent" when I refused, she withdrew from the case and didn't give the money back

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Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove
  • Highland, IN
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: I cannot say for certain, although there may be some criminal conspiracy. I do think that you should contact the Illinois Attorney Disciplinary Commission as it does sound like the behavior is unethical if not criminal.

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