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Florida Lawyer Disbarred for Stealing Client Money to Run Strip Club

Florida Lawyer Disbarred for Stealing Client Money to Run Strip Club

What To Do When a Lawyer Steals Your Money This is a legal malpractice website. We sue lawyers who make mistakes. It happens to everyone, sooner or later we all make mistakes. And that’s why lawyers, doctors and automobile owners have insurance.  Theft, however, is an intentional...


How Long Do I Have to Sue My Lawyer for Malpractice?

How Long Do I Have to Sue My Lawyer for Malpractice?

Texas Legal Malpractice Post – Special Tolling Rules The statute of limitations for suing a lawyer in Texas is two years. Wait too long and you lose your right to sue. But when does the clock begin to run?
In general, a legal malpractice claim arises when the client suffers a legal...

Lawyers Accused of Missing Deadline in Accounting Malpractice Case

There should be a catchy phrase here… “malpractice lawyers hired to prosecute malpractice commit malpractice themselves?” I am not sure that is catchy enough but if the allegations in this case are true, the victims lost millions because of bad lawyering.
According to court...

Can I Sue a Lawyer for a Conflict of Interest?

Did a Lawyer's Conflict of Interest Cost a Man his Business?  
The American Bar Association’s (ABA) model rule on conflicts of interest says, “Loyalty and independent judgment are essential elements in the lawyer's relationship to a client. Concurrent conflicts of interest...

Missing Deadline for Expert Witness - Legal Malpractice

Complex civil cases often require expert witnesses. Courts require expert testimony when opinion evidence is required. Fact witnesses can testify about what they saw, did or said. But an expert is often required to pull all the facts together and show why a person or company is negligent.
An...

Be Careful When Hiring Celebrity Lawyers

Be Careful When Hiring Celebrity Lawyers

Michael Avenatti is a celebrity. He represented Stormy Daniels, toyed with running for President and thought he could take down Donald Trump. In March of this year he was arrested for extortion in New York. The next day he was charged in Los Angeles with a 197 page complaint alleging wire and bank...

Paraplegic Says Prominent Lawyer Stole $4 Million Settlement

We hoped Michael Avenatti’s 15 minutes of fame ended months ago. Although he may be a gifted trial lawyer, our opinion is that he overpromises and rarely delivers. On paper, he has huge victories involving hundreds of millions of dollars but recently his press is all bad. So why is Avenatti...


How Many Lawyers Pad their Bills? (Legal Malpractice Post)

Bill Padding Happens More than We Think  
Many have heard the joke about the young lawyer standing at the Pearly Gates. The lawyer tells St. Peter that there must be a mistake as he is too young to die. “But St. Peter, I am only 40,” says the lawyer. “That’s odd,...