Miami, FL asked in Civil Litigation and Consumer Law for Florida

Q: Now I need an attorney willing to go against Chrysler Capital pro bono for overcharging me for the Jeep I bought 3 years

ago after I traded my Chrysler 200. They way overcharged me so when I fell behind, they never contacted the attorney I had begun to retain for bankruptcy filing to protect my Jeep. They said they had and that he denied it. I spoke to him and he said they never contacted him. Needless to say, it was too late. They repossessed it and sold it. This occurred 7/1/19. Being flat broke, I need help.

2 Lawyer Answers
Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You will likely not find a pro bono attorney with on-line inquiries, and there is no pro bono program that will automatically give you a pro bono attorney. However, there are programs that MIGHT be able to provide a pro bono attorney. For a Miami case, contact the Miami-Dade County Bar Association at (305) 371-2220, and say you are seeking a referral to a pro bono attorney.

Also, if you are able to come up with some money, the Florida Bar Referral Service has a low fee panel of attorneys willing to take cases for much lower fees than average, and who will give a free consultation. Their number is (800)342-8011. At the very least, such a consultation may result in an opinion on whether there is anything you can do.

Finally, if you are able to scrape a few hundred dollars together, private offices (like ours) may be able to offer you advice and assistance on self-representation.

Bruce Alexander Minnick agrees with this answer

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Save you money. Why? Because the contract you signed three years ago when you purchased your beloved Jeep will in all probability rise up from the dead and bite you where you do not want to be bitten.

Secondly, without reading your contract I am still willing to bet the contract gave you some (reasonable but short) period of time to reconsider your purchase, which reconsideration time passed way long ago.

Third, the contract will probably also require arbitration in the event some actual dispute arises--the trigger to which is also buried in time long ago.

Finally, most smart lawyers will not knowingly attempt to sue anyone if the client's claims are frivolous--like yours are.

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