Louisiana Legal Malpractice Questions & Answers

Q: Is there any lawyer in the Alexandria La area that is willing to help my wife end the bullying from her exhusband?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Child Custody and Legal Malpractice for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 17, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Justia is not a lawyer referral service. Google Ouachita Parish custody lawyer

Q: Can we get my son out he was charged with sexual but no evidence was given

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Constitutional Law and Legal Malpractice for Louisiana on
Answered on Nov 11, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Your son needs a criminal attorney who has a lot more details of the case.

Q: Why immigration lawyer would sign up for a case knowing case will fail, case would not work. Is it malpractice or scam?

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Louisiana on
Answered on Jul 10, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
I am nor familiar with immigration law, so I cannot comment on whether the lawyer's reassurances were legitimate. However, I would suggest you get a second opinion from another attorney who does handle immigration matters. Also, you may want to consider filing a complaint with the Louisiana Office of Disciplinary Counsel should you feel that the lawyer charged you for services that he knew he couldn't deliver. Information on how to do this can be located at...

Q: If our father was involved in the lawsuit and died before receiving the money.... And now the lawyer refuse to pay us

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Louisiana on
Answered on Jun 26, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
A succession most likely needs to be opened to ensure that all of the necessary heirs receive their portion of any recovery. The attorney should let you know what needs to be done to receive your share of any recovery. Should you have any difficulties in dealing with the attorney, I would suggest speaking with another lawyer to counsel you further.

Q: Can a lawyer file a mortgage modification with missing documents to obtain a executor process to seiz property

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Real Estate Law, Foreclosure and Legal Malpractice for Louisiana on
Answered on Jun 8, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
If the bank is attempting to foreclose on your house, you need to get an attorney as soon as possible. Let the lawyer know that what the bank has filed is not a complete copy of the agreement, and they will address that issue for you. if you can't afford an attorney, contact your local Legal Services office.

Q: I recently fired my attorney and I have in writing and on voicemail him stating I get a full refund. Then he charges

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Civil Litigation and Legal Malpractice for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 26, 2017
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
A lawyer has the right to charge what is a fair fee. If he promises a full refund, however, you have the right to enforce that promise. If he or you contests what is owed (or what is a fair fee), you have the right to ask the Office of Disciplinary Counsel in Baton Rouge to intervene. They can be reached at https://www.ladb.org/. Good luck.

Q: Can a judge dismiss my brother's attorney because he defended the other person charged before?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Legal Malpractice for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 18, 2016
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Not totally usual but not unusual.Focus on getting a new attorney--locking horns with a judge doesn't help your brother.

Q: Is it legal for the town or city you stay in ,to turn off your water & gas supply, in Louisiana

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas, Environmental and Legal Malpractice for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 3, 2016
Peter N. Munsing's answer
If you have paid your gas and water fees, I don't see that it would be.There would have to be a shut off notice for each, I believe.

Q: I was sued ifor over $24,900 for a $5,100 loan (estimate) A vehicle was repossessed for collateral in 2003. Is it legal?

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Legal Malpractice and Libel & Slander for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 3, 2016
Peter N. Munsing's answer
You need to consult someone who represents consumers. Go to www.naca.net

Q: tained a default judgement and my attorney whom I fired did not confer with me to give opposing counsel a extra day

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Communications Law and Legal Malpractice for Louisiana on
Answered on Jul 9, 2016
Peter N. Munsing's answer
No, it's not malpractice to give what are normal professional courtesies. If your former counsel gave the extension, and the other side relied on it, and they filed the answer in time, I suggest you tell them you will agree to vacate the judgment and allow them to answer--a judge will do it anyway, and your making them spend time and money to do it means you lose the chance to get them to owe you a favor when you need it--and that time will come in the litigation.

Q: need help on an attorney who committed fraud during trial

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Louisiana on
Answered on Nov 14, 2015
Adam Studnicki's answer
You can use the find a lawyer tool, or google, to search for local malpractice lawyers.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to...

Q: Can I file a complaint against a attorney who handle a case for me in 2001.in which the person stole my money

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 20, 2015
Adam Studnicki's answer
More information is needed to answer, and there are strict deadlines for making legal claims so talk to a local lawyer about your potential case ASAP!

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. It is not legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all...

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