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1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Ohio on
Q: Can a lawyer get away with it?

I just got done with a custody battle with my boys dad. His lawyer and I have to go sign papers at court on friday. She has been texting me trying to get me to sign so we dont have to go Friday. She added things that were not talked about or agreed to, so I will not sign. Now she stating she going... Read more »

Anthony C. Satariano
Anthony C. Satariano answered on Feb 13, 2020

In Ohio, it is not uncommon for custody battles to end in this ways: 1) the parties come to an agreement that is read into the record in court, 2) the judge then orders an attorney to write up the agreement matching those terms before a specific date in the future and 3) the court set a hearing... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Probate and Wrongful Death for Ohio on
Q: Where can I get a pro bono. Lawyer to look at my case to see if i have grounds


Mary Ellen Leslie Esq.
Mary Ellen Leslie Esq. answered on Jul 3, 2019

If you call me at (614)855-3126, I will be happy to discuss your case with you.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Real Estate Law and Legal Malpractice for Ohio on
Q: How can my wife remove my name from our joint mortgage loan without me knowing until I found out on my own? 2162338367

I damaged my skull after falling down stairs in 2011. No drugs or alcohol tested for at the hospital. We agreed on a separation for me in an apartment because we did not want to let the kids see any seizures I might have. No separation of marriage or divorce but she said that we are separated by... Read more »

Denise Rini Esq
Denise Rini Esq answered on May 8, 2019

The only recourse is to contact Wells Fargo for the bank policies.

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Legal Malpractice for Ohio on


Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Oct 8, 2018

Please don't write in ALL CAPS. It's hard to read. It sounds like the appellate court did one of two things: (1) found that there was no final appealable order, or (2) indicated that without findings of fact and conclusions of law, they didn't have a sufficient record to overturn the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Elder Law, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice for Ohio on
Q: Mom is 66 I have POA,she sold LLC, she was president, now they are trying for her personal assets,she has none,on ssi?

Original buyer never paid full amount for business, we obtained a judgment, our attorney did not act on the remainder due( we will be sueing him- that's another story) they appealed, now they are claiming she hid business assets- untrue, she lost her home, had major medical problems and... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 12, 2018

I think I answered this already. Did the tavern have insurance? That should cover the claim, get her an attorney. If the claimant settled, see the release. Otherwise, get a consult from a bankruptcy attorney. That would put the other proceedings on hold.

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Q: Can an obgyn doctor legal drop a patient from them who is 27 weeks pregnant?

My wife and I have been seeing an obgyn for several months now and we just got a letter in the mail saying that due to failure to keep a good relationship she is dropping my wife as a patient who is 27 weeks pregnant. We are always nice and respectful to her and the office when we are there.

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jul 23, 2018

Generally, when a doctor says "failure to keep a good relationship," they mean failure to pay the bills. I am aware of no law that requires any doctor to continue seeing a patient really under any circumstances. Emergency rooms have to stabilize folks but that;s about it.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Legal Malpractice for Ohio on
Q: regarding questions

I was originally arraigned for F-3 Domestic Violence, F-4 Attempted Domestic Violence, and F-3 Abduction from Municipal Court, bound over to Common Pleas. The Grand Jury indicted me on Attempted Felonious Assault and Abduction. The Judge, in arbitrium judicis, as a one man grand jury, added a... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Mar 30, 2018

It sounds like you need to hire an attorney (stop trying to be your own attorney) and file an appeal.

2 Answers | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Ohio on
Q: Can I fire my lawyer even though I signed a contract? I was injured in a car accident called a lawyer he presented

Himself like he would be on it. 10 months has passed I've never met him. I have no idea what's going on with the case. When I call a paralegal answers. I feel something isn't right. I've waited 15 days for a return call just to be the paralegal again.

Adam Michael Russell
Adam Michael Russell answered on Dec 2, 2017

The short answer is yes. You should be free to choose your attorney. Consult your fee agreement to see if it contains any terms addressing termination of the contract. Is some situations, the attorney may assert an interest in any future recovery for the case under the theory of "quantum... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice and Small Claims for Ohio on
Q: Vet malpractice small claims court advice.

I took my dog to the vet. The vet did an Xray and said there is a foreign object that needed to be removed. The vet did the surgery and found that it was a dog treat which i told him i had given him before i left home and also asked if we could induce vomiting for the object. They still want me to... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Jul 17, 2017

The case would be decided on the evidence and testimony that you present in court. The vet would present evidence of giving reasonable care under the circumstances. The court would then decide if you met the burden of proof with a "good case." Small claims court can decide cases... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: Malpractice in Ohio .

I had surgery January 5th of 2016 my last office visit with my surgeon was January 25 of 2016 . My nerves were not healing properly in his office noted that it would take up to at least a year for them to return . Recently it's causing me suffering I can no longer work. I went to see another... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Feb 28, 2017

You are probably not too late. Statutes of limitations are measured in years. It is, however, important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible to get the ball rolling on your claim.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Legal Malpractice for Ohio on
Q: I am starting a dissolution or divorce with my with wife. Can her brother who is a lawyer in Florida represent her?

He has not passes the Ohio Bar exam.

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Jan 13, 2017

He cannot appear in court in Ohio as her attorney or file any documents on her behalf as her attorney. But anyone can give her advice, even him.

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Ohio on
Q: Is this legal malpractice?

Attorney has agreement to represent corporation whose negligence caused damages to my clients' home. Insurance company covered damages. Attorney does not represent insurance company. Attorney will not let insurance company release settlement check without my clients signing a "global... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Sep 22, 2015

Probably not at all.

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