Maryland Legal Malpractice Questions & Answers

Q: A lawyer doctored a document and presented it as the original to win his case. What can be done.

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Maryland on
Answered on Jan 11, 2019
Cedulie Renee Laumann's answer
Most rulings can be appealed if there was an error in the trial court's handling of the evidence. However, keep in mind that appeal rights are very time sensitive.

Separately, the Attorney Grievance Commission in this state investigates charges of lawyer misconduct.

While not legal advice, I hope the general information above helps.

Q: Can attorney represent trust & mortgage servicer.Does servicer respond to summons or can trustee answer both summon com

3 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Legal Malpractice for Maryland on
Answered on Dec 17, 2018
Richard Sternberg's answer
It depends on whether the defendants have a potential or actual conflict of interest, which most often arises if their positions are contradictory, such as where one of them wants you to lose and the other wants you to win or when one impleads for damages from the other for your claims. If you think you are going to take on U.S. Bank and Ocwen simultaneously pro se, you must be planning to lose, right? Do I guess correctly that this is a foreclosure defense, and both Ocwen and US Bank seek to...

Q: How does lawyer suppose to return my retainer?

2 Answers | Asked in Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice for Maryland on
Answered on Feb 25, 2017
Paul D'Amore's answer
Unused retainer amounts are usually returned in the form of a check and can be hand delivered or mailed. The check should be accompanied by a detailed breakdown of how funds were applied to your case and an explanation for the amount being returned to you.

Q: What motion can I file to take my loyer back to court for misrepresentation

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Maryland on
Answered on Nov 16, 2015
Adam Studnicki's answer
More information is needed to answer. Talk to a local lawyer about your situation.

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 get legal...

Q: I am the PR in Maryland the estate is closed . Can I sue for the estate against a negligent attorney

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Maryland on
Answered on Nov 11, 2015
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
If the estate was damaged due to the negligence of an attorney yes, probably, if the statute of limitations has not tolled. You would need to move to re-open the estate.

Q: Who does one, a layperson, contact about a possible ethics violation by attorney?

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Maryland on
Answered on Jul 25, 2015
Adam Studnicki's answer
The State Bar of the State in which the lawyer is licensed.

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 the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer...

Q: after a lawyer is used by me how long is the time that a lawyer can take another client and be against me

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Maryland on
Answered on Sep 22, 2014
Paula J. Mcgill's answer
There isn't a set time. If you believe the attorney has violated ethical rules, contact the Maryland Appeals Court and file a complaint. They will do an investigation in the matter to determine if the lawyer did anything wrong ethically.

http://www.courts.state.md.us/attygrievance/complaint.html

Q: I feel I can prove my attorney sandbagged the case. How do I proceed?

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Maryland on
Answered on May 31, 2012
Thomas C. Valkenet's answer
Anyone considering your questions has to read a transcript of the case, and review the docket. Gather these items and make an appointment. There are lawyers who focus on post conviction relief in criminal cases, and malpractice issues in civil cases.

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