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0 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Legal Malpractice for Illinois on
Q: Job offers employment. Must pass a physcial. Physical is requiring my psychiatrist to clear me.. is this legal?

So I was honest about my mental health during those questions on the physical. The doctor said I'm physically good to go but he needs my psychiatrist to confirm I get the services I get, that I'm complaint with my services, and that I can mentally perform the job for the type of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Probate and Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: Can I sue my lawyer for misrepresentation, he missed all filing dates ect.

He failed to represent me in court.

David Ostrove
David Ostrove
answered on Jun 30, 2022

You may sue your lawyer, but that does not mean that you will win anything.

You must prove all the elements of your case:

You must prove that he/she was your lawyer.

Did you have a client lawyer fee agreement?

You have to prove that your lawyer was negligent,...
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0 Answers | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Tennessee on
Q: Why can’t I find an attorney that will take a legal malpractice case that’s backed by strong evidence in Tn ?

I’m the plaintiff in a personal injury law suit. I have strong evidence to prove that I have a legal malpractice case. I also have the majority of the file minimizing the work for any attorney that’s willing to take it.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Legal Malpractice for Texas on
Q: Will you travel to Wichita Falls, TX?
John Cucci Jr.
John Cucci Jr.
answered on Jul 3, 2022

YES!

I practice all over Texas.

0 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: Are drug rehabilitation centers (like Salvation Army) prohibited from providing program completion records to graduates?

I requested a copy of my proof of completion and they say they can only release my documents to an employer or attorney. I had my employer make the request, and there's been no response.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Constitutional Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Legal Malpractice for Texas on
Q: Can an Amicus Attorney 1. Modify a temporary order 2. Strike all of a Pro Se's pleadings?

EXAMPLE:

The court ordered you to pay $2000 almost 2 years ago. According to the rules of civil procedure if you don’t pay within 10 days of when you were ordered the court can strike your pleadings. You have paid a total of $50 leaving an outstanding deposit balance of $1950. If that... Read more »

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Jun 26, 2022

I doubt the court will strike your pleadings but you need to pay or settle the case,

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Michigan on
Q: can a letter with no name establish legal residency?
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jun 21, 2022

If this is a follow-on question to the one posted the other day regarding residency, please note that a person can have multiple legal residences. The question turns on whether you have some intent to return. A hotel is generally not a residence because when people stay in a hotel, it's... Read more »

Q: Why is my settlement agreement form taking so long?

I’m beginning to get so frustrated with my lawyer and I was hoping one of you can shed some light on what may be happening since this is my first lawsuit/settlement.

I was part of a major class action that I opted out of and sued on my own with my own attorney. After over a year, we... Read more »

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jun 21, 2022

You frustration is perfectly understandable. Your attorney may be frustrated also. Unfortunately, this sort of thing happens in cases all the time. You might want to discuss with your lawyer giving the opposing side a deadline to complete or otherwise there is no settlement.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Legal Malpractice for Texas on
Q: What can I do about a bad lawyer?

I have had an assigned lawyer for 11 months. During that time she has been extremely uncommunicative, not answering any requests for info about my defense. Not confirming that she receives my calls or emails. She has not done anything in my defense to prepare for trial. Last week, prior to a... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
answered on Jun 22, 2022

It sounds like you have already taken the proper steps by documenting your communications and approaching the judge. Many court-appointed lawyers are overworked and underpaid. Client communications are time-consuming and are not always helpful to the attorney's preparation of a defense.... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Legal Malpractice for Missouri on
Q: Did I receive ineffective assistance of counsel, and can i withdraw my plea?

My attorney has never provided copies of any documents I signed. I was told one thing, but that changed when I entered my plea. The prosecutor dropped the charges that initiated my arrest, and my attorney refused to request suppression of evidence obtained after the officers decided that I was not... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation and Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: I was represented by a lawyer that committed fraud against me for workers comp and allowed me to be fired illegally

I was denied medical attention. 2 jobs under light duty caused new injury broke doc.rules. put on permanent. And stationary for 4 months no check no%, no check. So I would take his advise for the compromise and release and go back to work to get my injuries i still had taken care of. Fired thru... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Legal Malpractice for Tennessee on
Q: Question about shady billing

Our contract/retainer stated "$250/hour for partner & $50/hour for paralegal or legal assistant services". We hired the partner, "Steve" but worked mostly with "Jane" Jane just introduced herself only as "I'm Jane & I'll be assisting Steve with... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: Is there not one Attorney willing to - pro bono or contingency fee - oversee or assist on a legal malpractice case?

Plaintiff in Legal Malpractice case has grounds to have been awarded $2.5 Million but wound up with $30,000, Attorney received $100,000. as did surgeon, etc. from a drunk, texting, speeding driver plowing into her from behind at 75 MPH - causing 4 Disc Cervical Fusion and Lumbar fusion - all... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: Is it legal for attorneys to take large amounts of cash for payment?

My attorney and the firm we hired requested a payment for the retainer be paid in cash which was 25k and they sent some one up from southern california to pick up the money then came back months later to collect an additional 12.5k in cash and same person to run the money.

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jun 13, 2022

While this is unusual, and potentially suspicious, there is nothing illegal about it or unethical

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