We have withdrawn the service of our former attorney because of wrongdoing and excessive fees and hired another attorney. The other attorney has sent us a bill for the copies made. Is this common practice to do this when you change attorney's and the files are sent to another attorney? We were never informed that we would be billed for these copies by our former attorney so you can imagine the shock when we received a bill for almost $600.00.
Legal malpractice is when an attorney harms a client through unreasonable errors, and harm would not have occurred "but for" the errors.
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