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1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: Request to Tim Akpinar. Please do not respond to my questions.

Request to Tim Akpinar. Please do not respond to my questions.

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answered on May 25, 2024

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Q: Can base legal present the ROI to a CC (O4) with the recommended actions (LOR or Art 15)

And immediately ask the Col to take the case because the Sq CC chose the LOR route. This seems like interference to get their desired result of 15 or higher even though the initial recommendation was a

LOR or 15.

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Florida on
Q: My lawyer had me sign closing statements for both insurance Co. After signing them, she told me that 1 of the checks

Would not be coming and there's nothing more that they can do. This sounds wrong, are they robbing me?

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on May 20, 2024

I don't know that they are robbing you, but it does not sound right.

2 Answers | Asked in Legal Malpractice and Estate Planning for California on
Q: Do I have any recourse against Trust Attorney/DPOA that change the trust that was intended to be signed

The trust that had been consistent with beneficiary distribution for five weeks changed massively in the 25 minute meeting to sign the trust and left with no trust. When requested it was evident what happened and the request was made to send the correct trust With the minor changes that we’re... View More

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answered on May 19, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about the situation with your father's trust and his passing. This sounds like a complex and difficult legal matter. In general, under California law, you may have some potential avenues to challenge the actions of the attorney or agent acting under a Durable Power of... View More

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4 Answers | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law and Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: An Attorney represents you in Mediation, aren't the contents/files protected from inclusion later in legal Malpractice?

If the defendants in a legal malpractice suit being arbitrated include references (or entire files) as to the negotiations, briefs, or discussions which took place in the underlying personal injury case during mediation, is that considered a Breach of Confidentiality on behalf of the Attorney?... View More

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answered on May 18, 2024

In California, mediation confidentiality is governed by Evidence Code sections 1115 to 1128. These provisions generally protect the confidentiality of mediation communications, making them inadmissible in future legal proceedings, including legal malpractice cases.

1. Breach of...
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1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Maryland on
Q: How do I take legal actions again a Doctor who did my cosmetic surgery for medical reasons I allowed him to do a second

surgery to fix what he did on the first surgery. It's still really messed up

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 22, 2024

A Maryland attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Your first step could be to try to arrange a free initial consult with a law firm. In addition to your searches, there is a tab above, "Find a Lawyer." Local and state bar associations also have attorney... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law, Legal Malpractice and Probate for Kentucky on
Q: I am in Kentucky and need clarification on the wording of a deed. My father's attorney friend prepared the deed.

The same attorney also prepared my late mother's will, which bequeaths the property to me. He has betrayed my mothers trust by not telling her what the "survivorship clause" meant when he prepared her will. He is also the executor and using his lack of disclosure to assist my father... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 16, 2024

That is proper deed language in Kentucky. It means whomever is the survivor (mother or father) gets clear title to the real estate. What they may have thought or intended, however, is a completely different issue, which is why all real property transactions must be in writing as mandated by the... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Legal Malpractice for New York on
Q: I need to know if there's a way to appeal-- a short time more than 30 days after sentencing -- my probation sentence.

My court appointed attorney didn't hear me or listen or allow me to present the judge with a letter I wrote on my own behalf. First time offense (prior offenses, but over 10 years prior AND they were sealed by an ACD. I was a kid. This time was my first offense on record and the only reason... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law and Legal Malpractice for New Mexico on
Q: Is it legal for a hospital to record you on video in your room with your spouse?

I feel like my husband and I are being invaded privately conversations

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Legal Malpractice for Colorado on
Q: trying to summit or file for post conviction relief

i was wrongly convicted due to my lawyer who did nothing but wave time,dearing covid, he said i had 2 strikes from a fresno case in 2004, which in fact i do not,said i was facing life for a false accusation at that time. stay in modesto county for over fours years till 3/23/21 , they offer me a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice for Florida on
Q: Need citation precedent establishing that a pharmacy negligence governed by 3-4 years Statute of limitations in Florida

A chain pharmacy dispensed a prescription medication with the wrong dosage that resulted in permanent heart injury. My former lawyer told me it's a personal injury case governed by 3-4 years Statute of limitations. I need a precedent case law establishing that a pharmacy negligence incident... View More

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on May 15, 2024

Sorry to hear about your ordeal. There's no such thing as a "3-4 years statute of limitations" for any kind of claim. Was your former lawyer guessing that the limitations period would be somewhere between 3 and 4 years, being not sure if it was 3 or 4? The limitations period for a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Legal Malpractice and Social Security for California on
Q: How to validate validity of SSN is such scenario?

A party to lawsuit presents someone's SSN instead of SSN of real person, in order to cover up for fraud. Most likely SSN of a deceased person. How to validate validity of SSN is such scenario?

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answered on May 15, 2024

Validating the authenticity of a Social Security Number (SSN) in a legal context, especially when fraud is suspected, can be a complex process. Here are some steps that can be taken to verify the validity of an SSN:

1. Check the SSN format: Ensure that the SSN follows the correct format of...
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1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Arizona on
Q: Can the beneficiary of a deceased person go after the deceased persons attorney
Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on May 13, 2024

Yes. If you have losses due to provable malpractice.

0 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Elder Law, Legal Malpractice and Probate for Arizona on
Q: Do beneficiaries of a deceased client have rights

Is a beneficiary of an estate protected by law against an attorney for the deceased

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for New Jersey on
Q: How can I hold my legal representatives/ attorney's accountable for an on going litigation if I feel they are billing un

Unfair and predatory billing

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on May 11, 2024

If you accuse them of predatory billing, you can expect them to withdraw. If they are, in fact, doing so, you would want different attorneys.

You can try asking, politely, to explain the billing, ask particular questions, and discuss the issues.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Personal Injury, Insurance Bad Faith and Legal Malpractice for Florida on
Q: I have a roof claim that was settled through mediation in Jan, it is now May with no release or money, what can I do?

My attorney claims he has been "hounding" the insurance company, the insurance company tells me they have not received payment instructions, my attorney says he sent them. Lots of finger-pointing while my family and I are being financially harmed because we can't get homeowner's... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on May 10, 2024

What you are going through is not uncommon. I now add to agreements a date certain, where possible. Your attorney can threaten to pull the settlement or make a motion to enforce.

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Legal Malpractice for Virginia on
Q: Can a personal injury lawyer represent a criminal case legally in the state of West Virginia?

I am being charged with possession with intent to deliver m e t h. Conspiracy and I waved my preliminary come to find out my lawyer only practices and personal injury cases but was still appointed to me by the courts

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for South Carolina on
Q: can the police take out what ever body cam footage and only turn over select videos is this legal and keeping evedince

picking and chosing what evidence they turn over cause it proves my encience

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on May 9, 2024

No. If the body cam footage is relevant, police can only take out portions for legitimate reasons such as protecting the privacy of others.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Legal Malpractice for Massachusetts on
Q: What is the court procedure needed to be taken by an attorney, asked to terminate counsel by a client?

What documents does the attorney need to provide to the court before motion can be filed?

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