answered on Oct 9, 2021
An Iowa attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If this involves motor vehicle accident litigation, your selection of categories makes sense. However, this could also be something that an attorney who deals with criminal law/professional conduct matters could have... Read more »
Did not go through do to a system update internally that he knew was happening. Now we missed the appeal date and I am stuck not able to legally and rightfully fight my case. The firm is offering me $600 and a oops. But I have now been out of work for 6weeks and am broke. I am certain if appealed I... Read more »
answered on Sep 5, 2019
The issues are: (1) whether you would have been successful on appeal had your attorney timely performed his duties; and if so, (2) the amount of unemployment insurance benefits you reasonably would have received. If you sue your former attorney for legal malpractice, you would need to retain an... Read more »
2 years of medical records not admitted due to my Lawyer did not get records into evidence.
4 different chronic, progressive, and eventually fatal all because my lawyer missed the timely
submission of these records. Administrative Law Judge angerly told me and especially my Lawyer... Read more »
answered on Jun 21, 2018
In any legal malpractice case the primary issues are: (1) whether your attorney breached the standard of care or in other words, did something (or failed to do something) that an attorney in a similar situation would have done; and (2) whether your attorney’s error is a proximate cause of your... Read more »
The estates were probated and settled. Years later a number of trust accounts have appeared as Iowa unclaimed property. The accounts have been mostly depleted with some positive balance.
Q 1. Who is responsible for the error?
Q2. If the accounts were valued more at the death of... Read more »
answered on Jun 19, 2017
If there were a TRUST at the time of passing, the successor Trustee should have managed this -- it would NOT have gone through or been the responsibility of the Estate representatives.
This highlights the importance of people keeping their records in order to insure their heirs will know... Read more »
I retained an attorney in Iowa (I live in Montana) to represent me in a real estate matter concerning property in Iowa, in March 2016. I have sent a $12,500 retainer, and about half of it has been spent. Today I was informed the the attorney has left that firm and another attorney is picking up... Read more »
answered on Aug 18, 2016
You should have been told in advance, but if there was an emergency--illness etc--then advance notice need not be sent.
As they have your file assuming things are moving along, you need to speak with them find out what their background is what their plans are etc.
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