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Edward Anthony Tini

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  • What are my civil rights as a sex offender in Washington state

    I want to know what the law can and cannot do to me and what my rights are while I have to register as a level 1 sex offender.

    Edward’s Answer

    Each state has it's own guidelines and regulations for registered sex offenders. I am not admitted in Washington, however I suspect that when your criminal matter concluded you were given paperwork expaining your obligations and restrictions under the law. I strongly urge you to contact the attorney that represented you during the criminal case and discuss your concerns. if you are unable to locate that attorney, contact the local Bar Association and ask them to recommend an attorney for you to speak with. You certainaly don't want to engage in any conduct that would be in violation of the applicable regulations.

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  • This is reference to WC Claim in New York state. If I am in the middle of a supposed settlement can I change lawyers?

    Unfortunately the claim happened over 10 years ago. I don't understand the timeline of the procedures of wc. I have a back and neck injury which has gone into my legs, feet, shoulders and wrists. The lawyer's office won't return my calls, give...

    Edward’s Answer

    I am sorry for the difficulties you are experiencing with your case. I am not sure what your specific question is, however based on some of the comments you made I have some responses: In almost every circumstance you are free to change attorneys at almost any time.If a change is made the outgoing law firm will usually still have a rightful claim for fees and reimbursement of costs, as typically set forth in the retainer agreement. This often results in a lien on the case. You state the injuries were caused over 10 years ago; if the appropriate claims were timely filed and the case is still pending then you should still have a viable action. Without knowing the facts it is impossible to offer an opinion as to whether the 10 years is reasonable or not, especially if the injuries continue to mount. You have every right to expect your attorney to return your calls in a timely fashion, and to give you accurate information about the settlement status oof your case. I suggest writing your attorney a letter requesting the information you seek, and that he/she call you. Document your attempts to reach the attorney, and if you still do not hear from them you can file a complaint at your local Grievance Committee or Bar Association. I wish you the best of luck.

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  • I Need an Excellent Custody Attorney

    I am pro-se in a case where I have realized that I need an attoney now. I have sent a complaint to the Commission on Judical COnduct about the judge. I have contacted her boss, and a few others in between. I need an agressive well versed Family ...

    Edward’s Answer

    I am sorry for the situation you currenty find yourself in. As you are perhaps now discovering, this area of the law is particularly stressful and frustrating to the litigants, and particularly so for someone acting as their own attorney. The court takes many things into consideration while evaluating custody options; however at all times they consider "the best interests of the child". Toward that end, it is likely that a Guardian Ad litem has been/will be apointed to assist the Judge. Your questions points to some concerns you have with the Judge handling your case, and of course this only adds to the frustration you are experiencing. It is important to keep in mind that these cases are also not easy on the Court, and that it is virtually impossible for any ruling to satisfy all parties. If you like, I invite you to email me with the relevant details concerning your case. I wish you the best of luck during this difficult process.

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  • I have a civil rights lawsuit case against a doctor who worked for a facility but resigned , can i still pursue the case ?

    please advise me how to change the complaint

    Edward’s Answer

    Yes, you can continue with the lawsuit, or start one if you have not already done so. I encourage you to contact an attorney and discuss in more substantive detail the salient issues of your case. It would be interesting to know what (if anything) may have prompted the resignation.

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  • Is it unethical for a lawyer to begin dating a client?

    I'm not talking about morally ethical, but rather, can an attorney get in any kind of trouble for dating a current (or former client)?

    Edward’s Answer

    As a general rule, it is certainly the better practice not to get romantically involved with a client. In the case of a matrimonial matter, the new rules expressly prohibit this type of relationship. The previous responders all touched on good points; any situation which could potentially render the attorney vulnerable to disciplinary action should be avoided.

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  • I fell off a ladder while painting someone's house and broke three bones in my left arm. Is that person liable?

    I have to have my arm operated on at great expense. Even if the operation is successful, I will have reduced mobility in the arm for the remainder of my life due to the proximity of the injury to the elbow area. I may also have permanent nerve dam...

    Edward’s Answer

    It is clear from the facts presented that you should follow up with an attorney of your choosing. As each of my fellow responders has suggested, labor law cases such as this are highly fact specific, and a good attorney will help present your case in the most favorable light. Don't concern yourself with the comment that the house may be in a trust; the ownership and relevant insurance will be ascertained in due course. Your primary concern should be to follow the advice and treatment plan of your medical team, and to consult with an attorney. As you can see for the responses to your inquiry, there are a number of good attorneys for you to consider. My best advice is to work with someone that you feel comfortable with, and that offers the services you will require. Please feel free to contact me at anytime to discuss in further detail, and good luck!

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  • Lawyer accepted a retainer and did not perform services.

    I retained an attorney in Feb. to assist my husband with a probation issue where a GPS was ordered.He felt that a GPS was not warranted.we paid the attorney $2500 and he stated that he must get minutes from court date it was ordered,contact the P....

    Edward’s Answer

    If you have not already done so, I suggest sending the attorney a certified letter detailing your complaint and why you believe you are entitled to a partial/full refund, and request that the attorney respond in writing within a reasonable time, perhaps two weeks. This step will let the attorney know that you are taking this seriously and also demonstrate that you have tried to resolve the issue prior to filing a formal complaint. If you are not satisifed with the result, you can contact the New York State Grievance Committee (Hauppague, NY) and request a complaint form. if it is purely a fee dispute the matter may ultimately be referred to a local Bar Association Fee Dispute panal for resolution. There is no cost to you for filing a complaint of this nature. Good Luck!

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  • We went to court for an adoption, we had a lawyer the judge dismissed it before it began

    we have raised our grandchild for 8 years, the childs parents have been convicted of numerous felonies and been in prison most of the childs life. and are still living unhealthy life styles. dad gets child back, less then 3 weeks gives child to mo...

    Edward’s Answer

    I am very sorry for what you are experiencing, and concerned for the well being of your grandchild; I am also very curious as to the reason the case was dismissed. In other words, what was the Court's rational in dismissing your case, and do you have any opportunity to refile? The Court always looks at what is in the best interests of the child, and ofen will appoint a Guardian Ad Litem to represent the legal interests of the minor child. I understand your question to mean that the matter never even got underway, and if so it is possible that many important facts have not been brought to light. I suggest you find out more about the dismissal. And if you truly believe that your grnadchild is in harms way then there are a number of agencies that can intervene and investigate any vaild complaint you may have. I wish you the best of luck.

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  • Do I need an employment attorney?

    I was just fired on the spot from my job after 4 1/2 yrs. I was never reprimanded, verbal or written & was told the reason is that it's not going to work. I always got along w/my boss. He said there had been complaints but never addressed them w/m...

    Edward’s Answer

    It sounds like you are an "at-will" employee, meaning that you can essentially be terminated for any reason. Did you have any employment contract or any type of written document setting forth the terms of your employment? Did your employer have an employee handbook or other documents detailing employee rights? Was the termination based on some bias toward a class of people that may be protected 9such as race/age/disability/religion, etc). If any of these situations apply in your case, or if there are other relevant details that may shed more light on the situation please advise. I wish you the best of luck.

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