A fee devision is when more than one attorney (often from different offices) work on your case and split the fee accordingly. It can be favorable as it should not cost you anything additional and you get two or more individuals helping you with different knowledge bases.
If a personal injury lawyer calls and harasses another lawyer, which is his opponent and his opponent's client, stating that he knows that the client is exaggerating his claim, what is the ethical violation and what should of the personal injury lawyer done instead?
Or when you talk to staff to find out what's going on (you've been patiently waiting) and the way they get you off the phone is to either threaten to convert you to hourly or to withdraw? I have been more than patient.....haven't been argumentive. I get this from one para-legal but not the other.... Read more »
More info is needed. Check with a local malpractice or ethics lawyer.
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things I did as an employee of an attorney. Write and file motions, diary and answer discovery, etc. He'll sign as pro se litigant. I don't want to take a chance of practicing law. I'm leaning on sending him to the Fla Bar for a referral. Advice?
You cannot file a legal malpractice case with the Florida Bar. They only address ethical problems. You would have to find a legal malpractice attorney and file suit in the circuit court, probably. I believe that the emails might be admissible if they are relevant and not immaterial.
No, that is not proper. Send a certified letter describing your concerns and requesting a call, if that doesn't get his attention call the Florda Bar's Attorney Consumer Assistance Program (ACAP). They can be reached at 1-866-352-0707, I assure you they will get his full attention.
My exs friend was our personal and corp attorney. While going thru divorce he drew a 220g personal loan to my ex from a friend guarenteed by the corp which allowed my ex to be released for any reason, the corp for no reason, payable on demand. If unpd forgo foreclosure and friend could take corp in... Read more »
My divorce attorney committed so much malpractice I ended up with less than 0 and no alimony from a 30 year abusive marriage. My ex took everything totaling almost 4 million. I've consulted malpractice attorney who agree it is a strong case but then found he had no insurance so won't take it. I... Read more »
The problem is that there is no deep pocket to go after. You cannot get blood from a stone. Money is the goal in a lawsuit of this nature. Law students cannot represent people in court and cannot give legal advice.
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