Ethics Complaint

Asked 5 months ago - Camden, NJ

Where can you get more information on filing an ethics complaint? Are things like false billings, unnecessary charges, etc. considered unethical?

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  1. Jennifer L. Ellis

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    Answered . Most disputes about fees are not ethical issues, but simple fee disputes. If you believe the lawyer actively did something unethical, i.e. purposely double billed, that could be an ethical issue.

    Fee arbitration https://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/oae/fee_arb/f...

    Ethics complaints https://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/oae/atty_disc...

    I am licensed in Pennsylvania. Members of my firm are licensed in various states, including Pennsylvania, New... more
  2. Philip Douglas Cave

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    Answered . The first thing before filing a complaint would be to meet with the lawyer to make sure you have a complete understanding of the billing.
    The next thing is to discuss it with him/her if you dispute some charges.
    Once that's resolved and you still have a dispute, Ms. Ellis has given a starting point.

    Answering your question does not create an attorney-client relationship. Every case is different and a resolution... more
  3. Daniel Lee O'Neil

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    Answered . As Philip suggested, sitting down to talk about what you think was done improperly typically goes a long way to help you understand (in some instances) that nothing improper was done - or if it begins with evasion and shady looking explanations, then your suspicions seem to hold water and you should pursue them.

    Statements posted on the Avvo Q&A section are not legal advice. No prudent person anywhere at any time should ever... more

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