San Francisco, CA asked in Legal Malpractice for California

Q: If an angry client lies and posts a libelous review of my law firm online, am I at risk to lose my law license due to

his lies?

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1 Lawyer Answer

William John Light

  • Legal Malpractice Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If you were a lawyer, you would know the answer already. An attorney's law license is always at risk. However, it seems unlikely that a libelous review would be the genesis of discipline or revocation. A formal complaint to the Bar would have to be made. An investigation would have to follow. Facts would have to be found that merited discipline or revocation. If the complaint is based on "lies", would probably not result in the finding of those facts. However, an analysis of the actual complaint and of the court file and attorney's file should be undertaken to achieve a more accurate analysis.

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