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Warren Raymond Hinds

Roswell Ethics / Professional Responsibility Lawyer.

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  1. My husband and I own a business. He committed adultery.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. John B. Lyle
    2. Warren Raymond Hinds
    3. Glen Edward Ashman
    4. Ikemesit Amajak Eyo
    5. Alan James Brinkmeier
    5 lawyer answers

    Although I agree with a prior response that you should discuss the matter with your present counsel, Georgia's Bar Rules do not preclude you from obtaining a "second opinion.". In fact, the FAQ section under the Ethics heading on the State Bar of Georgia's website addresses this very question, as follows: 6. A woman came to my office for help with her divorce case, but there is another lawyer representing her now. May I speak with her? Yes, unless you currently represent someone whose...

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  2. Should a former city attorney handle a business license dispute with a client against the city ?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Warren Raymond Hinds
    1 lawyer answer

    The duties owed by an attorney under situations where there is successive government and private employment of that attorney are governed by Rule 1.11 of the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct. It is permissible under certain situations, and the facts of each case must be examined. Subdivision (a) of the Rule provides: "Except as law may otherwise expressly permit, a lawyer shall not represent a private client in connection with a matter in which the lawyer participated personally and...

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  3. How can i get my money back from a lawyer who will not answer his phone or return phone calls?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Randall M. Lipshutz
    2. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.
    3. Glen Edward Ashman
    4. Warren Raymond Hinds
    5. Arthur Harold Geffen
    5 lawyer answers

    You likely have lost confidence in this lawyer completing the work. However, if you want to give him/her one last chance, call the Georgia State Bar @ 404-527-8720 and ask for the "Consumer Assistance Program." After you explain the total lack of communication, they will attempt to contact the attorney on your behalf. Sometimes when a lawyer gets a message from "the State Bar," it serves as a wake-up call and prompts them to act.

  4. After reading my additional details, would you suggest for me to get a lawyer for my case?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Noah Howard Pines
    2. Benjamin David Goldberg
    3. Brett Ladd
    4. Warren Raymond Hinds
    5. Woodrow Wilson Ware
    5 lawyer answers

    In addition to what the others have said, it is important to remember that the licensing board will not treat all misdemeanors the same.

  5. After withdrawing from your case how long does an attorney have

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Warren Raymond Hinds
    1 lawyer answer

    When withdrawing from representation, a lawyer must take steps to the extent reasonably practicable to protect the client's interests, including returning the file timely to avoid prejudice to the client. What is reasonable would depend on the status of the case, size of the file, etc. I would suggest that you put the request in writing with a date certain for compliance (10-14 days) and if no reply, call the State Bar's Consumer Assistance Program at 404-527-8720.

  6. If I have a judgment againts an individual, how do I get them to pay if they still say the aren't.

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Warren Raymond Hinds
    1 lawyer answer

    Unfortunately, if the person has no assets or employment, your situation may fall under the commonly used phrase: "the judgment is worth no more than the paper it is written on." In Georgia, a judgment is good for seven years, and can be renewed for another term. If the judgment debtor has a bank account, obtains employment, or is owed money by someone else, you can file a garnishment action against the debtor's bank and/or creditor. If the debtor owns real estate, you can record the...

  7. What is the time limitation in GA for a slip & fall case?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Warren Raymond Hinds
    2. Jonathan P. Sexton
    3. David Sidney Eichholz
    4. Mark Louis Wells
    4 lawyer answers

    The statute of limitation for personal injury claims in Georgia is generally two years. OCGA section 9-3-33. Thus, unless an exception applies (e.g. Disability, minor, fraud, waiver), you may be time-barred.

  8. How do we recover money stolen by a lawyer??

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Warren Raymond Hinds
    2. Ralph Edward Hughes
    2 lawyer answers

    In Georgia, claims for legal malpractice are subject to a four year statute of limitations, that runs from the date of the negligent act. You may also have additional claims against this attorney if they are not time-barred. Unfortunately, there may be some problems with the lawyer's malpractice coverage for your claim. In situations where a lawyer steals a client's money, the State Bar has a client recovery fund that provides compensation on a discretionary basis. However, before you can...

  9. What does it mean when the state bar does'nt accept jurisdiction on a case.

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Randall M. Lipshutz
    2. Warren Raymond Hinds
    2 lawyer answers

    There are a number of bases for the denial of jurisdiction by the Fee Arbitration Committee (e.g. Under $750, attorney not licensed in Georgia, no express or implied atty-client relationship, disputes over 2 years old, etc.). I would suggest you check the rules on the State Bar website, and if does not become clear, call the Fee Arb Director.

  10. In my CA Bar Moral Character App, I didn't list two jobs of less than 6 mths that now I realize might have been 6 or 7 mths.

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Pamela Koslyn
    2. Dimitri A. Panagopoulos
    3. Warren Raymond Hinds
    3 lawyer answers

    If you have determined that any incorrect information was included on your application, you should amend and explain the prior oversight. A fact or issue that might otherwise be deemed minor if disclosed, can pose major problems if the fitness board believes you were being evasive or dishonest.