North Bergen, NJ asked in Legal Malpractice for New York

Q: The Lawyer settled without my knowledge and or consent.

Have not signed papers, did he or she violate their fiduciary responsibility to me, and how would they be disciplined. Do I have to submit a complaint to the Grievance committee before or after I sign the petition? Please give me an answer to submitting the complaint to the Grievance Committee, before or after I sign. and what is the charge they face?

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Michael Bersani
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  • Legal Malpractice Lawyer
  • Auburn, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Well, in New York, the case is not "settled" until you sign a release. So don't sign! Then the case is not settled. If your lawyer will not ask for what you really want in settlement, then get another lawyer to take over. You can go to trial on the case instead of settling.

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