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Posted over 1 year ago.

Is that something the courts do when asked? Or is that something we need to hire a lawyer to do?

John F. Brennan
John F. Brennan, Divorce / Separation Lawyer - Saint Clair Shores, MI
Posted over 1 year ago.

Most probably you will need an attorney, and the one who filed the case without permission comes to mind as an ideal candidate

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Posted over 1 year ago.

That would be nice, since he has already taken thousands of dollars from us that he did not earn. But he has stopped work on our case (before he had done all we were billed for) and asked us not to contact him any more. Thus, why we filed the grievance. We don't have the money to hire another lawyer and are leery to say the least.

John F. Brennan
John F. Brennan, Divorce / Separation Lawyer - Saint Clair Shores, MI
Posted over 1 year ago.

I am then unable to assist you, as I, like yourselves, do not and cannot work for free and still feed my family. Good luck.

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Posted over 1 year ago.

I was not asking you to assist me. I was only asking for advice on this website. I would have contacted you if I wanted you to assist me. Also, I am an M.D. and work to feed my family, but also work for free to help those in need or those that have been taken advantage of by other professionals in my field. I consider that my professional and human duty. But I also understand that not everyone has the same values as me.

John F. Brennan
John F. Brennan, Divorce / Separation Lawyer - Saint Clair Shores, MI
Posted over 1 year ago.

Then . I guess, if you were correct about my motives and professionalism I would never have answered you query. I do not believe it is my proper function to pay for another's transgressions, especially as you are clearly seeking your due yourself. I have done more than my share of pro bono work, but only for those who need it , cannot pay for it and, most of all do not believe it is somehow due them, but are actually appreciative.

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Posted over 1 year ago.

Actually, I am not seeking my due. I am filing a grievance to protect the general public against this attorney. If I were seeking my due, I would be suing him. You actually answered my question in hopes that I would hire you, hence your comment that you could not assist me, when I was only asking for advice. Further, you have no idea about my situation and my appreciation of others work. For you to make the assumptions you made without knowing anything about the tribulations of our family is completely unprofessional and rude.

John F. Brennan
John F. Brennan, Divorce / Separation Lawyer - Saint Clair Shores, MI
Posted over 1 year ago.

I apologize for any wrongful assumptions, if the attorney has wronged you he should be grieved, disaplined and perhaps disbarred. If he has harmed you he should be made to compensate you for the damages his error caused
Review my first response and you will see I did not solicit your business, and, understand, that attorneys are compensated for advise and counsel alone, and which are perhaps most valuable if they avoid or prevent precipitous and unnecessary litigation.
As for your seeking to protect the public by filing a grievance, it is doubtful that will due much good as grievances and their result get little notice outside of the legal community. How many bar disaplinary actions are you aware of. Trust me that the public has very little awareness of legal (or medical) professional disciplinary actions. Grieve him if he has violated his professional duties, but it will only be for your sake and that of my profession, very little benefit to the public at large.
If you want to protect the public express you disappointment and your opinion publicly, counseling with an attorney before as to how that can be accomplished minimizing the risk of a counter-attack for slander and/or libel.
I will dismiss the remainder of your comments as an emotional response to a most unpleasant and poor experience. I hope that you and you family can heal and that you can eventually learn that there are incompetent, poor, good and excellent professionals, in both law and medicine. I would suggest that both should be vetted very carefully, as if your life depends on it. Best of luck.