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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,...

What Happens if a Lawyer Lies During a Settlement Conference?

Lawyers are officers of the court. Although they have a duty to zealously represent the interests of their clients, they must do so in an ethical manner. The cites in this post are to the American Bar Association Rules of Professional Conduct. Although the ABA rules aren’t binding, every...

My Lawyer Is Out of Business, Can I Still Sue?

Lawyers make mistakes. Usually when that happens, the mistake can be fixed. Sometimes, however, it can’t. If your lawyer made a mistake AND you lost money, you probably have a claim for legal malpractice.
When you make a claim against the lawyer, he then files a claim with his...

“They Don’t Like Lawyers Around Here” – Malicious Prosecution

An Arizona jury awarded a physician wrongly accused of malpractice and homicide $8 million. The verdict was against the lawyer that sued him.
Several years ago, Helen Scharf filed a medical malpractice suit against Dr. Arnaldo Trabucco. She believed that Trabucco botched a kidney removal...