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  • Attorney gave wrong legal advice when they dropped my case. What are my options when an attorney wrongfully handles a case?

    The attorney for my car accident case dropped my case and gave me wrong legal information about the statute of limitations. And, the attorney did not provide copies of my case file with their drop letter. The attorney did not work on my case an...

    George’s Answer

    Did you get your case filed within the statute of limitations? If you did, you have no case against the lawyer for giving the wrong information. If you didn't get the case on file on time because of the incorrect advice, you need a lawyer to sue the first lawyer for legal malpractice.
    An attorney can withdraw from a matter at any time so long as her withdrawal does not prejudice the client. If a case is on file, the rule is the same except a judge must approve the withdrawal with notice and opportunity to be heard given to the client before the withdrawal is approved. You, as a client can always fire your attorney for any or no reason.
    The file is yours, not the lawyers and you have a right to the complete file upon payment of a reasonable copying fee (regulated by statute in some states). You should consult a Florida attorney for more specific advice.

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  • Legal malpractice

    I have a case of legal malpractice against Kuhn Mitchell Moss Lechowicz but am having a hard time finding someone to stand up against this firm

    George’s Answer

    It is difficult to answer your question without knowing the facts of the alleged malpractice, what damages you sustained and when the malpractice occurred. THe identity of the lawyer is seldom used as a reason for declining a case if the lawyer regularly accepts cases of this nature. Lawyers will not, however usually sue other lawyers if they have friends at the other lawyer's firm, are related to a lawyer at that firm or have a working relationship with the firm of some kind.

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  • Legal malpractice

    I have a case of legal malpractice against Kuhn Mitchell Moss Lechowicz but am having a hard time finding someone to stand up against this firm

    George’s Answer

    It is difficult to answer your question without knowing the facts of the alleged malpractice, what damages you sustained and when the malpractice occurred. THe identity of the lawyer is seldom used as a reason for declining a case if the lawyer regularly accepts cases of this nature. Lawyers will not, however usually sue other lawyers if they have friends at the other lawyer's firm, are related to a lawyer at that firm or have a working relationship with the firm of some kind.

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