Asked 3 months ago - New York, NYFlag
I was in his office discussing a real estate deal. He a some point in time went into his draw and pulled out a handgun it made me very scared and I had left his office in a very bad emotional State. Do I have a personal claim against him for punitive damages
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You made the right decision in making this attorney your "old attorney." He shouldn't be waving guns in the air when he is discussing legal issues or real estate deals. If a gun was pulled on you, you should report that to the police, it is menacing. You may have a civil claim as well. Consult further with an unarmed attorney!
You probably do not have a civil claim against him. There may be a criminal claim depending on the facts and the extent to which you reasonably felt threatened. In additional, you may want to report him to the Departmental Disciplinary Committee. See link below. I'm sure they would be interested to know about this so that the lawyer can be disciplined.
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