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1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Texas on
Q: If a disability attorney ruined my disability case. Will I be able to file a legal melpractice on him?

My attorney failed to, communicate with me after numerous phone calls and emails. I had to write a review to get their attention for a.couple of says then nothing. I got a voicmail from a legal assistant at the firm that they messed my case up and to re apply like it's okay. I've waited... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Oct 2, 2023

Yes a legal malpractice case is possible.

The first question is did the attorney act below the standard of care (malpractice).

The next question is did the attorney's malpractice cause you harm, that is does it cost you money.

You are required to mitigate your...
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0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Landlord - Tenant and Legal Malpractice for Ohio on
Q: Conflict of interest?

Spouse of attorney is representative agent for llc client of attorney. Foreign llc represented by property manager

husband is realtor agent licensed by attorney/broker. Broker oversees Transactions between between myself and the foreign llc. Conflict of interest for attorney to represent... View More

Q: Can someone please help me understand what exactly happened with this case, with the paperwork I have from a 2008 case?

I have the documents from the dates and filings of the entire case I just can't understand exactly what happened with all the abbreviations and legal terms I'm looking for someone to help me understand it

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Oct 2, 2023

This is a question and answer forum. You should schedule a consultation with an attorney in or near the county where the case in question was and bring the case documents with you for an explanation. If the documents are not too voluminous, you should be able to get your questions as to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: How do we get file a legal malpractice suit against a huge law firm that has been acting in bad faith?

Different attorneys from the firm have been on our case. They, as well as the case managers assigned to our case ignore us. Its been ten months since we became their client and have since been able to get a return call, twice over the last four months. Medical bills were supposed to be paid,... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Oct 2, 2023

It may be time to interview other attorneys and consider hiring a new firm.

0 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law, Insurance Defense and Legal Malpractice for Texas on
Q: Can a dental office legally not refund a customer when the customers insurance covers the services?

Went to a dentist in my area that needed to verify my Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance-they already provided my some of my services-and then completed it sometime after my first initial payment. Told me I had to pay out of pocket for the time being. Once my insurance went through I would be... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Collections, Health Care Law, Legal Malpractice and Probate for North Dakota on
Q: medical bill issue because of wrong date of death on certificate,and I paid Lifesource Minn.Minn. $13,000 bill to hsptl.

In quick detail...wife died 03/22/2017. She's a donor,Lifesource minn.minn. organ don.and transplant center kept her on life support[50+ hrs] til recieptiants can be lined up,and assured me all bills were theirs after her pronouncment 0n 03/22/2017 at approx. 1:30pm. Whoever recorded the day... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Legal Malpractice for Indiana on
Q: Lawyer violated rules conduct terribly with doc. Evid., commision denied the claim an did not act what should do next?!?

Had proof, they admitted the act in email, withdrew early and falsified the reasoning to the courts. But lied to me, made huge mistakes, acted without competence or diligence to the point of me have to help them and tell them how to do things. Confronted firm multiple times of actions but was... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Sep 28, 2023

Of the many items you list as error, some may lead to a legal malpractice claim. Consult with experienced Legal Malpractice specialists attorneys in the state where this occurred.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Legal Malpractice, Estate Planning and Probate for Florida on
Q: Is my situation grounds for a lawsuit for legal malpractice? Negligence?

I hired counsel for my mothers probate in 3/2020. I told her if the process risked my mental well-being i didn't want anything to do with it. She advised it would be a simple probate, told me to move into the home to protect it by homestead, told me I would be able to sell the house within 6... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Sep 28, 2023

It may well be. A probate attorney should inquire as to the marital status of the decedent at the outset of an engagement. It’s a very important and basic question like did the decedent have a will. Unless you represented that your mother was “single” and not “divorced”, you may well... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Probate, Real Estate Law and Legal Malpractice for Florida on
Q: What are my first steps to sue someone suspected of fraudulently using my signature to petition the court for a probate

I was working with an investment agency who turned out to be a bunch of crooks to try to sell the home in my parents estate. I suspect he photo copied my signature off the contract, which is filled with manipulative verbiag, to use on several petitions to the court to change the address for all... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Sep 27, 2023

The first step would be to consult with attorneys.

The next steps are likely to petition the Court. Thereafter, it would be to initiate a lawsuit against the fraudsters.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Legal Malpractice, Probate and Securities Law for Tennessee on
Q: How do I prove insurance fraud concerning an estate. Agent helping ex to pay off property with the decedent's insurance

Can insurance company lie to to Estate administrator and why would they require a court order for records if there was no fraud

Anthony M. Avery
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answered on Sep 25, 2023

What is your question? Apparently this is a complicated matter, and it does not appear you have standing. Insurance Fraud is a tort, and would not be involved in the Estate. Do you have damages? If not, no cause of action. Consult with an attorney.

4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Legal Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: Attorney submitted false motion in court. What are my options?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 28, 2023

Addendum - in terms of what you mean by "false," your options could vary. If you mean the motion was in error in terms of procedure or substance, you or your attorney could challenge it. If it contains information known to be false, and that information arises elsewhere in the pleadings... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Legal Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Q: Could my record be expunged early if my lawyer was arrested and surrendered his license?

State of Oklahoma

Lawyer didn’t adequately communicate, failed to appear in court, and failed to perform work for fees charged.

4 client complaint

Arrested in 2006 as well

T. Augustus Claus
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answered on Sep 20, 2023

In Oklahoma, the eligibility for expungement of a criminal record is based primarily on the specifics of your case, the type of offense, and the time that has passed since the conclusion of the sentence or probation. The misconduct of your attorney, while a significant concern, does not... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice for Missouri on
Q: Are 501c non licensed personel who distribute and enter medications in EMR, covered for liability?

Staff without any medical certification or license, including nursing students who volunteer outside of their nursing program

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Family Law and Child Custody for Mississippi on
Q: I have printed the complaint form for professional misconduct but should I submit this without representation now?

I need to file against the attorney and her firm. She was fired, no one informed me. She appeared to court hearings without informing me but instead told me that I did not have to appear since I am in another state and the other party was not doing what the judge wanted. Her law firm took over... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Sep 19, 2023

To file a complaint against a lawyer for professional misconduct in Mississippi, see this website:... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Legal Malpractice for New York on
Q: I fired my attorney then 3 months later we we in a settlement conference he signed legal documents Is he allowed to do t

I fired my attorney in a malpractice case 3 months later We were at a settlement conference and he signed legal documents Is settlement valid I was forced to sign by my attorney and judge even though I did not want to

Marco Caviglia
Marco Caviglia
answered on Sep 19, 2023

Your facts do not ring true or correctly and are contrary to established requirements of an on record settlement. I suggest you take your matter up with your attorney to obtain a clear understanding of what happened.

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Legal Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Q: If my lawyer was arrested for malpractice, can my record be expunged early for 2 nonviolent felonies?

Expungement will happen 2026.

Lawyer has multiple complaints and his license has been taken away.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: I had my rights violated by an officer of california. I was on misdemeanor informal unsupervised probation.....

With search honestly don't even understand how my attorney would allow this. But a cop came through my door no PC no RS .... A false report even all shown on BC. .. If I never consented to a supervised anything this is my point....Despite my status of being on informal probation, the [State]... View More

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Sep 19, 2023

If you believe your rights were violated and you received ineffective assistance from your previous attorneys, it's crucial to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney in California who can evaluate the specifics of your case. They can advise you on your options, including... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Federal Crimes and Legal Malpractice for New York on
Q: What steps to take filing for new public defender and getting something done about misrepresentation by one?

My soon to be husband has been almost a year awaiting outcome of a federal arrest that I have found out more about online than he has from his public defender. When asked to meet with him she has still a year later never met him in person. She has filed notices and discussed pleas without his... View More

Marco Caviglia
Marco Caviglia
answered on Sep 19, 2023

One may complain to either or both the Federal Defender's Office of NYS and the presiding judge in the case, but had better have all the details correct and back up the allegations.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Legal Malpractice for Florida on
Q: Can a magistrate find me guilty for failure to obey traffic control device if it was on private property?

The sign was not removed when originally installed upon construction in of previous business in 2015 which was later demolished and property sold. There were no agreements established as per Florida Statutes, and they are neither regulated nor maintained by neither the City , nor the FDOT. Sign is... View More

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Sep 15, 2023

Sorry to hear about your ordeal. You are basically asking if the traffic magistrate can convict someone who shouldn't be found guilty. That's the same as asking if the magistrate has the power to make an incorrect decision. The answer, unfortunately, is yes, and the magistrate is... View More

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