Los Angeles, CA asked in Legal Malpractice for California

Q: Do I have a legal malpractice suit if my lawyer didn't appear at my first DUI hearing or submit my DMV paperwork?

The law office didn't submit my DMV paperwork for a restricted license or appear at the first court date. I was told there wasn't any need for me to appear but thankfully I did or I would have had a warrant. The law office did not call the court, clerk or me and I didn't hear anything aside from them calling for more payments. By this time I had paid the law office $2500. I am not allowed to drive on a restricted license for work for 3 years, this has cost me more than I can say. Do I have a legal malpractice suit?

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Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
  • Legal Malpractice Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Licensed in California

A: Yes, you might. Further facts would have to be evaluated.

One issue in many legal cases, is, does the amount you may recover, warrant the expense of bringing a lawsuit.

NOTICES: There are strict time deadlines so that you must file your lawsuit in Court or take other action or be forever barred from relief.

(Information is regarding California and Nevada, the states where I am licensed, check your state). This is not legal advice and may not be relied upon.

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