West Covina, CA asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Legal Malpractice for California

Q: Someone has made themselves my legal representative without informing me without my consent, what can I do about it?

I’ve never had my competence under question or any psychological evaluation for anything. I’m of sound mind and fully capable of making my own informed decisions. Someone has appointed themselves legal representation for me and has basically been signing away my life. What can be done about this so that this person can no longer continue representing me because they’re putting me in serious danger and they are not making decisions in my best interest?

3 Lawyer Answers
Kenneth Sisco
Kenneth Sisco
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  • Legal Malpractice Lawyer
  • Norco, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: There are obviously a lot of missing facts here. If you do not know the person who is "pretending" to represent you, your first call should be to the police. Your second call(s) should be to the person(s) who has been contacted by this "imposter." If you do know the person, you should ask that person by what authority, he or she presumes to represent you. Depending on the answer you may still need to call the police, or at least retain a lawyer, to make them stop.

A: Report this identity theft to the California Bar Association.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
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A: As a starting point, you could arrange an initial consultation with a California attorney to discuss investigating how far-reaching the misrepresentation has been, and take steps to place applicable entities on notice that you are very much in command of your affairs, as well as other measures that need to be taken.

Tim Akpinar

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