San Bernardino, CA asked in Legal Malpractice for Arizona

Q: Is this legal malpractice? My daughter retained a lawyer paid 4,600

Received email stating lawyer was no longer with firm but not to worry she would see her case through to the end. She's now on her last appeal and lawyer wants more money to continue or she's on her own. Keep in mind the process has taken longer because lawyer missed the call from Judge for the first hearing that my daughter was in office present for.

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Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
  • Legal Malpractice Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: The fee agreement determines how fees may be charged. For example, if it was a set-fee agreement, more cannot be charged.

Also, fees should not be charged for additional work created by the attorney’s errors.

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