the attorney i retained has lost or misplaced some of my legal medical papers in my opinion the attorney has stalled and lost valuable time , should i file with the Bar for ineffective assistance of counsel and seek a qualified auto attorney and ask court for time extension to retain a new one time... Read more »
I was also told that all I had to do was be patient and on the 1st year anniversay of the conviction that the records would automatically be sealed. After doing some research, I understand that the only way to qualify for expungement is to be pardoned. Can I request a pardon based on the fact... Read more »
The problem is: prove what counsel told you. If it was not in writing or recorded, counsel will likely deny advising you that after a year, the conction would automatically be “sealed”, because that is is so blatantly wrong. It is a long shot to convince a circuit court judge to expunge a...Read more »
I did not request any council; Essex County, VA chose to assign me a public defender and said I had to have one. I complied being foreign to the county and just wanting to get through the arraignment without any issues. I finished up with no issues or charges to remain on my record after completing... Read more »
The hospital did not take reasonable care and we were notified there has been a serious breach of hippa and privacy rights. My concern is not knowing who has all these records and the employee took great measures to cover up the breach but it was discovered . Do we have a lawsuit ? I really hope... Read more »
Had lawyer give me a contract for services flat fee 8,500.00. Then a couple of days later after I paid the flat fee says she has a revised contract with hourly fee and and will be cheaper I said ok if it saves me sure. However after everything was over she billed me additional 3000.00 I feel like... Read more »
It depends on whether you and your attorney discussed the modified fee arrangement, and you authorized the modification, before the modification was made. Your summary suggests that you discussed and approved the modification. If so, there is probably not much you can do. Also, are there any...Read more »
While in hospital they were rude and brushed off the severe pain. I was admitted to a different hospital a week later with sepsis because the 1st hospital didn't see that I had a serious illness pylonephritis. I almost died because the er that was so rude and told me to be quiet and stop acting... Read more »
An attorney is normally not allowed to divulge any client secrets to a third party. If the disclosure causes damages, then the lawyer could be sued for legal malpractice. In addition, this could be considered unethical practice and could lead to sanctions against the attorney by the Virginia State...Read more »
Retained attorney for a PSA, Final Decree, and QDRO paperwork preparation. QDRO was incorporated into decree. Investment company rejected the QDRO based upon incorrect verbiage contained therein. Attorney is now asking for additional money to correct this paperwork and refile. Should I have to... Read more »
The best thing you can do is discuss it with your attorney! QDRO's are touchy in that different investment companies require different words in the order - it's possible the investment company gave incorrect info and that there's no fault on the part of your attorney. Review your retainer...Read more »
My attorney has stated for over 1 year that documents had been submitted to include but not limited to a demand letter. Over the last year it's been a struggle to receive updates and clarification. I recently followed up with State Farm and they informed me that my attorney has not provided and... Read more »
If you had a verbal contact, it may be three years. If you had a written contact with the lawyer it may be 5 years. This ia meant to be general information and not legal advice.
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