Orlando, FL asked in Employment Law and Legal Malpractice for Florida

Q: I was lied to by my employment attorney at a mediation hearing. She stated that unless I sign the agreement to accept

the offer I would lose my SSDI and Medicare benefits if I were to go to court. Based on this information I accepted this under this advice. The next day I spoke to two SSD attorneys and was told this would not happen. The lawyer was trying to cover up the fact she did not do anything on my behalf during discovery. All she did was take my $15000 contingency fee and file the lawsuit hoping for a large settlement. She originally told me my case was worth 10 times my annual salary of $45000. I have spoken to many legal malpractice attorneys but have been rejected by all. I even hired a PI to investigate to prove there was no discovery done. I would appreciate any opinions on this matter.

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing

A: About all you can do if no one wants to pursue it as malpractice (and there are some good reasons) is file a grievance with the disciplinary board if you feel you were lied to.

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