Q: What should i do?

I hired a medical negligence attorney for arbitration 2 years ago. its 2023 the mediation was for February /28/2023

I turnedC in all the documents medical bills ect. now the attorney is acting clueless. to the nest steps of the final judgement (quote) '' i don't know when the next date will happen/ this court system is ran same as the others/ you will

get paid sometime this year (unqoute) this does not seem right at all. I may have been robbed for my settlement?

I am at a Loss... I feel deep inside He is being very shady and Dishonest with me at this Point. There are Good honest Attorneys out there. Can sone help me get to the bottom of this. ps california state bar dismissed a complaint against this attorney lawyer misconduct failure to Communicate. Help!

1 Lawyer Answer
James L. Arrasmith
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  • Legal Malpractice Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: I'm sorry to hear about your situation. It sounds like you have concerns about your attorney's handling of your case and the status of your settlement.

If you feel that your attorney is being dishonest or not communicating effectively with you, you may want to consider taking action to protect your rights and interests. Here are a few steps you can take:

Request a detailed update: Reach out to your attorney and request a detailed update on the status of your case, including any recent developments or next steps. Ask for a timeline and specific actions that your attorney will take to move your case forward.

Review your contract: Review your contract with your attorney to ensure that they are fulfilling their obligations to you. If you have any questions or concerns about the terms of the contract, consult with another attorney or legal expert for guidance.

Seek a second opinion: Consider seeking a second opinion from another attorney to get an objective assessment of your case and your attorney's handling of it. A second opinion can also help you determine whether your attorney is acting in your best interests or if they may be engaging in misconduct.

File a complaint: If you believe that your attorney has engaged in misconduct or violated ethical rules, you may want to file a complaint with the State Bar of California. The State Bar investigates complaints of attorney misconduct and can take disciplinary action if necessary.

Remember that you have the right to competent, diligent, and ethical representation from your attorney. If you feel that your rights have been violated, you should take action to protect yourself and your interests.

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