Massachusetts Legal Malpractice Questions & Answers

Q: What type of attorney would you consult with to determine if a situation should be investigated by higher authority

2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes and Legal Malpractice for Massachusetts on
Answered on Jun 1, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
Is it a criminal matter, administrative matter ? You do not present enough information to answer

Q: Is it malpractice stating you filed a case in state court - when you did not?

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Massachusetts on
Answered on Apr 27, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
See my answer to your identical question. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This...

Q: When does malpractice take place? When an attorney lies about filing suit, or statue of limitations to file suit missed

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Massachusetts on
Answered on Apr 27, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Malpractice is based on multiple elements, including a showing of damages. See: https://www.justia.com/injury/legal-malpractice/. You may also report the lawyer to the state bar for such deceit. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I...

Q: Is it Legal for Auto Repair shop to ask me only to pay cash for discount

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Legal Malpractice and Small Claims for Massachusetts on
Answered on Feb 20, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
There is no law against requesting payments in cash. See: http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/consumer-rights-and-resources/autos/lemon-laws/mechanics-of-auto-repair.html

If you suspect tax fraud, you can report it to the IRS. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice...

Q: Hi i was wondering ... can a lawyer denie a client files that were asked for? Isnt that a hippa violation?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Legal Malpractice for Massachusetts on
Answered on Dec 1, 2016
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Lawyers must hand over client files or be subject to discipline by the Bar. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice nor does it create any Attorney-Client relationship.

Q: Are members of the Governors Council allowed to continue to practice law in court while serving on the Gov Council?

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Legal Malpractice for Massachusetts on
Answered on Sep 16, 2016
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Yes. For that matter legislators, others may. Can they engage in private practice is the question--generally yes unless they are subject to civil service or other restrictions.

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