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User Topic: Another horrible lawyer story, advice needed.
Tearsoflove
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Default  Posted: 12:51 PM, May 18th (Sunday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

An attorney in my area was reported to the bar by a number of clients. The bar association ended up disbarring him, helping clients retain a substitute attorney, and forcing the first attorney to refund fees paid to the clients previously represented. The attorney's behavior was egregious so no one was surprised.

I'd check to see if there are any other bar complaints already filed against her for similar complaints. If there is already a precedent for refunding money and finding a new lawyer, it may be easier to switch.


"Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand." ~Homer Simpson


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Want2help
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Default  Posted: 1:12 PM, May 18th (Sunday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

You'll wind up paying a little more

This is the problem. We cannot pay anymore. We're college students. Paying this attorney meant figuring out our bills for the whole year, giving ourselves a small allowance for unexpected expenses (like, a couple hundred dollars a term), and writing checks to the attorney for the rest. We simply do not have another $1,000 to give. We do not have a way to borrow it (personal or private loans). For now, it is out of the question.

I'd check to see if there are any other bar complaints already filed against her for similar complaints. If there is already a precedent for refunding money and finding a new lawyer, it may be easier to switch.

I'll be calling to find out on Monday.

Update: I just found out that my university provides free legal services for students. Now, my H is not a student there, so they likely will be unable to finish the adoption, but they should at least be able to advise us on our problems with the attorney.

Man, the more I deal with this the more upset I am getting, and to think she is taking on MORE clients when the other attorney told me he has been finishing NUMEROUS cases for our current attorney!


BS- me.
FWS- him.
DDay 6/07 (immediately separated)
RDay 8/07
Surprise OC born 3/08 (NC)
7 years into successful R.
"That which can be destroyed by truth should be." -P. C. Hodgell

Posts: 2233 | Registered: Aug 2008 | From: PNW
itainteasy
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Default  Posted: 10:05 AM, May 19th (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I would definitely out this to the media.

She is running for office and cannot even manage her practice. The voting public deserves to know what her business ethics are.


Posts: 3356 | Registered: Feb 2011 | From: NWPA
tushnurse
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Default  Posted: 10:19 AM, May 19th (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Based on the additional information that she is leaving others out to hang in the breeze as well, I would URGE you to demand her perform her contracted services or you will contact the media and put a due date on it.

She does NOT want any negative press. It is inexcusable that she is doing this. Especially if she is funneling the funds that her clients have paid for services into her campaign.

Time to play hard ball.


Me: FBS
Him: FWS
Kids: 15 & 17
Married for 22 years now, was 16 at the time. .
D-Day Sept 26 2008
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Posts: 8249 | Registered: Oct 2008 | From: St. Louis
Want2help
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Default  Posted: 3:15 PM, May 19th (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

tushnurse and itainteasy,

Thank you. I feel the same way. She cannot even represent the people who have paid her to represent them, how can she represent our state?

And she just posted an update on her Facebook about the new clients she is taking on... she's taking on MORE CLIENTS?! When she is ignoring the ones she already has, and they're having to hire second attorneys?!

I just filled out paperwork to go to a consultation with the legal services at my school. Hopefully the can advise me on what to do without the bias of the other attorney we consulted with.

[This message edited by Want2help at 3:16 PM, May 19th (Monday)]


BS- me.
FWS- him.
DDay 6/07 (immediately separated)
RDay 8/07
Surprise OC born 3/08 (NC)
7 years into successful R.
"That which can be destroyed by truth should be." -P. C. Hodgell

Posts: 2233 | Registered: Aug 2008 | From: PNW
Want2help
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Default  Posted: 1:38 PM, May 21st (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Well, primary elections are over as of last night. Our attorney DID NOT win. Hopefully she gets her ass back to work now.

Student Legal Services will not help us with our case, or even fighting against our lawyer because birthmother, her husband, and my husband are the parties to this action. Not me.

It sucks. Technically I am the stepmother of this child, and it was born during my marriage, yet I am "not a party". I know legally it is true, it just stings that it is preventing us from getting the help we need.


BS- me.
FWS- him.
DDay 6/07 (immediately separated)
RDay 8/07
Surprise OC born 3/08 (NC)
7 years into successful R.
"That which can be destroyed by truth should be." -P. C. Hodgell

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