Chicago, IL asked in Legal Malpractice for Illinois

Q: Would a complaint to the BAR resolve this?

Is this attorney blowing me off?

I was referred by email from website last year to a Florida class action attorney regarding a robo- text I received repeatedly. The attorney was responsive from December 2019 to early February 2020.

I already signed a retainer and owe nothing unless , they'd even fly me to New York to appear at the court there over the robo- text issues. He hasn't sent any updates to the case, no response when I emailed his website

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James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg
  • Legal Malpractice Lawyer
  • Rochelle, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Is the lawyer blowing you off? Probably not. Your case is called a class action because it involves hundreds, maybe even thousands of people. It isn't realistic to expect the attorney to respond immediately to every contact he gets from every one of them. Furthermore, you wrote he was responsive "to early February 2020." Today is only February 14. The attorney may be involved in a trial lasting several days, he may be ill, he may simply be responding to other people and hasn't had a chance to get to you yet.

In short, if you expect an immediate response every time you reach out to your attorney in a situation like this you are doomed to disappointment.

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