Lancaster, NY asked in Legal Malpractice for New York

Q: Can my lawyer sell my personal information?

I USPS mailed a signed, notarized quitclaim deed to my lawyer this past Sunday. Today, Wednesday, three days later, my husband received a text message from an unfamiliar local phone number addressed to my name asking to speak to me about selling the property related to the quitclaim deed. The county clerk's office is closed, and only can accept mailed-in or electronic real estate filings. My small, one-man office lawyer told me he is not set up to file electronically and would have to mail it in. Therefore, I have to conclude he is selling my personal information to a third party. He had my husband's cell number because it's difficult for me to get calls at work. Should I contact my state bar association? Find another lawyer to sue this one? Something else? Thanks!!

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James Avery
James Avery
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  • Wolcott, CO
  • Licensed in New York

A: To sue, you need to have suffered an injury. NYS or Local Bar Assn can investigate possible breach of client confidentiality.

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