established attorney - client relationship in 2012, he began the case in 2014 settled in 2019 the case?documents the judge's decision of the settlement, mediation, signing the settlement agreement for opposing side, and copy of the settlement check with his signature. he didnotprovide my file... Read more »
Attorneys are not obligated to accept any client or any work. However, if it is shown that their refusal is illegal discrimination they are subject to all potential civil and administrative penalties. In this case, there does not appear to be such discrimination. If the attorney has taken your...Read more »
Yes, it is illegal to pretend to be an attorney. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media...Read more »
Nope. To be malpractice the error must be significant enough to affect the outcome. Usually, you have to prove that you lost the case as a result of the error. If the error is tiny and can be corrected, there was no malpractice.
We are in the process of buying a home and the process has been dragging out. we are now a full month passed our scheduled closing date. We have multiple stories coming from the lawyers stating there are judgments on the home. We waited 3 weeks for the lawyer to tell us the seller agreed to pay 3x... Read more »
You need to consider suing your lawyer. You should carefully watch your filing deadline for that case! It is three years from the date of the missed filing, unless your lawyer continued to represent you on the same matter after that happened, in which case the filing deadline is three years from...Read more »
if a lawyer states person 1 & 2 are his clients, while including them in the communications with me, but also starts arguing on behalf of person 3 who is person 2's spouse and refuses to answer whether he has permission from person 3 to represent her, can I complain to some NY State authority about... Read more »
I laid out almost $4,000.00 for the urn and cremation fees for a friend of mine who died in June 2016. The estate was settled in September 2017. I have called at least 5 times (once a month since January?) to find out if there is an issue, whatever. I have been told by a very friendly secretary:... Read more »
Yes, there is a statute of limitations on legal malpractice in every state. Depending on where the client is located and where the lawyer is located, the statute of limitations will vary. For example, Illinois has a two-year statute of limitations while Ohio has a one-year statute of limitations.
I’m not a lawyer, I feel my family is being taken advantage of , and I have no where to turn. My wife was arrested for a dwi. When she was pulled over the officer noticed she has a PBA card and asked her about it. She told him it was an old card , it was her ex brother in law , who hates her for... Read more »
Yes, it is allowable, but not advisable. However, it is not allowed at all if the lawyer is representing the client in a domestic relations matter. Rule 8(j)(1). And it is never permissible to make sexual relations a condition for representation.
He is listed as "assistant county attorney/family court" on the county webpage. I am finding lots of family attorneys work in the family court itself, or are judges in other courts, or work in other govt offices... My goal is to Not be confronted with the issue later by my ex, as he is very... Read more »
It is unclear from your question whether or not the attorney you wish to hire would have a conflict of interest problem. The best thing to do would be to ask the attorney directly if he or she would have a conflict of interest in the event he or she took your case.
I made an appointment to see a Dentist through the website Zocdoc. On this Website the dental office lists my speific plan and dental insurance as being "in network", if the office is in-network I know that my dental insurance would pay for the cleaning and check up x rays in full. I go for... Read more »
You can file a fee dispute, potentially sue for malpractice, and report him to the NY office of disciplinary counsel. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about...Read more »
More facts are needed. It depends on whether the strategy was a reasonable one, and it depends on whether you were damaged as a result. 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...Read more »
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