My civil lawyer hired a psychologist expert witness who turned out to be incompetent, unethical and dishonest. My bill is $9K.

Asked over 1 year ago - Mount Pleasant, SC

My lawyer insists I pay even though he was replaced with another psych expert who I have to pay $12K. Lawyer won't tell me why he picked the first one. His deposition revealed he had lost his license previously, had never done a deposition (at 75 yrs old), couldn't remember anywhere he'd worked, had no publications (except college poetry!). Since he proved to be such a lunatic a year ago, I've been saying I don't want to pay his bill. I'd think my lawyer would have considered it fraud and fought paying him, but NO. Now I'm getting ready to get a settlement check. What can I do?

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  1. Justin Michael Lovely

    Contributor Level 12


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Why not ask your lawyer to negotiate this bill to a reduced amount?

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  2. John A. Jackson

    Contributor Level 13

    Answered . Contact the South Carolina Bar's Resolution of Fee Disputes Board. I think that you can call or email Michelle Dennis at or 803-799-6653, ext. 163. Good luck.

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