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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 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 »

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 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

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: Can Search Warrant Requests be filed on an Attorney and Doctor if you have legal malpractice arbitration on Attorney?

Legal malpractice case was forced into Compelled Binding Arbitration with a forged (backdated) agreement presented to Court with Declarations of factuality. Same Attorney, of own volition, attempted to hide clients pre-existing conditions in UC - removing pages of Doctors Office Intake Form and... Read more »

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jun 10, 2022

It would be a Request for Production or Subpoena, but yes, you can seek the records.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Legal Malpractice for Florida on
Q: How could I go about suing a attorney for unethical reasons?

I was tricked into paying legal fees that were never owed and given directly to my ex-husband by his attorney. I have text messages proving this was done to me. Do i have any legal ground? What category does this fall under?

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Jun 8, 2022

To get meaningful advice about your situation, you need to schedule a consultation with an attorney for discussion of the circumstances, review of your retainer contract (if any) and the case materials, and if this was a court case, review of the court docket. You might have a legal malpractice... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Is requiring a client to pay for attorney services in the event of termination, WITH or without cause, legal?

I found verbiage like this in a contract I was signing for auto injury representation. The fee for the attorney was $400 per hour, the paralegal was $100 per hour. If I have a just cause to terminate an attorney client relationship why would I have to pay for that service if the service wasn’t... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 7, 2022

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It could be difficult for an attorney to comment on your retainer based on a brief excerpt. Most attorneys would want to see the entire retainer to comment meaningfully. But as a general practice, personal injury cases... Read more »

Q: Case tossed from Supreme Court January 6, 2021. Dignity and Respect EEOC filed 12-21-1987. When is an agency liable…?
Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Jun 1, 2022

I am sorry but your post is so short and bereft of any helpful detail that it is virtually impossible to provide you with a helpful answer. I would suggest re-posting with more information.

When you do, please state what kind of case was tossed from the Supreme Court, what you mean by...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: can a sherriff allow someone dismantle my truck cus they think it had stolen parts on it

i was arrested for 496(d) but a two year old case but at the same time they recovered a stolen truck that was dismatled the truck was exactly the same in make model and even the color as my own personal truck that was sitting right in front of it after i was in jail the police contacted the owner... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on May 29, 2022

it sounds like there is much more info a lawyer would need to know.

the person you should contact is the lawyer who represented you and has more info.

if you can find a lawyer, you can always go to small claims court where you can sue for up to $10k.

However, remember there...
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1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: Labor board got judgmt 4 me. They didn’t record. Debtors sold home I was not paid no abstract. is this legal malpracti
Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on May 25, 2022

Unless there was something different than I have seen in prior actions of the labor board, no it is not malpractice as they took on no duty of representation. But, if the facts show otherwise it could be.

NOTICES: There are strict time deadlines so that you must file your lawsuit in Court...
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1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Virginia on
Q: How does one seek a listing of Northern VA attorneys, who will handle a legal professional malpractice lawsuit?

There is a rich documented history confirming this attorney’s legal malpractice actions.

Steven Krieger
Steven Krieger
answered on May 21, 2022

I'm not sure there is a comprehensive list, but my firm may be able to hep. Please give us a call at your earliest convenience and we'll run a conflict check, do an intake, and try to be helpful. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Legal Malpractice, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: To Whom It May Concern: I am a legal nurse consultant with extensive experience in Emergency and Trauma nursing care.

I review medical records, create chronologies and perform merit reviews with a strong clinical eye to help strengthen your case.

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Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on May 21, 2022

GOOD LUCK.............

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: Have charged PI Atty with Breach/Negligence and now they're using Felony I admitted to on intake form against me

Is it possible to prevent the entire case getting skewed in the wrong direction of playing character reference games versus trying the actual matter? I was honest about having carried the $10,800 on a plane 10 years before and have graduated with 2 degrees since then. They've presented an... Read more »

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on May 16, 2022

Bringing up issues like this is typical.

There are ways to exclude the evidence and this would probably not be admissible at trial.

But it not matter. Confronting the fact and dealing with it can strengthen your case in the hands of a good attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: I did not have the funds to make a payment and the company kept running my account every day costing me 900. Legal?

I'm on a bi-weekly payment plan with a company. I was in the hospital and did not have funds in my account for the agreed date. The manager then kept running my card every day after which my bank kept and then declined as insufficient funds costing me hundreds. Is this legal for the company to... Read more »

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on May 14, 2022

The key word is, if without authorization. If without authorization, they may not do so.

Look for an attorney who handles Fair Debt Collections Practices Act cases. please

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Criminal Law and Legal Malpractice for Texas on
Q: I was charged, but no conviction, of a class A in 2017. Then, this year, I found out discrepancies. can I appeal?

I got a hold, via a court FOIA request, of my 2016 arrest records. When I got indicted and charged, I kept getting told that my charge could not get entirely dismissed because the "witness statements" said something that was too "serious" to get my much more concrete piece of... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
answered on May 13, 2022

The best time to fight criminal charges is BEFORE you take a plea. The only way to get Deferred Adjudication is to enter a plea of Guilty or No Contest (which is the same as Guilty with regard to a criminal case anyway.) In almost all cases, a defendant only has 30 days to start the appeals... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: Are there any plaintiff legal malpractice (employment realm) lawyers in So Cal interested in taking on a case?

In some ways the case, though a bit of a niche, is comparably easy & less time consuming- overall.

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on May 12, 2022

You should e-mail a legal malpractice attorney with the basic facts.

Joel Selik

Q: Can the defendant sue the state for denying his constitutional rights to a trial before a fair and impartial jury?

If defendant is denied his request for a mistrial and is subsequently convicted, only to have the conviction reversed by the Appellate Court, which finds defendant was denied his constitutional right to a trial before an impartial jury, can the defendant then claim damages, and file suit against... Read more »

Jennie Lynn Clark
Jennie Lynn Clark
answered on May 11, 2022

Possibly. You need to get in your tort claim notice within 180 days of the appellate ruling that the conviction was reversed to preserve your claim. The case would need a full review with details to determine if there is a case. If the 180 days passes, your state law claims will be barred due... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Constitutional Law and Legal Malpractice for Texas on
Q: Denied consent to search, waited 2 hours for k9, bogus reason for stop and bogus probable cause, illegal s and s

Stopped because claimed couldn’t read my license plate. Small town, same officer, seen me several previous times and had followed me 20 minutes before he seen me again to pull me over. I asked what his probable cause was and he said I looked nervous. All I was doing was putting gas in my... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
answered on May 11, 2022

Your attorney may attempt to get copies of all data and voice recordings sent to that patrol car on that particular day in hopes of discovering whether or not the officer attempted to run your plates.

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