There is no cause of action for posting a bad review. The only basis on which the "horrible lawyer" could sue you would be defamation. To win a deposition claim, he would have to prove that you: (1) maliciously, (2) published, (3) a false statement of fact, and (4) that the publication proximately caused damages.
While the attorney can clearly prove that you published SOMETHING, he would likely have a hard time proving it was an actual statement of fact, or that it was false (as opposed to your OPINION of his actions). Also, unless you flat out accused him of behaving illegally or unethically as an attorney, he would have to PROVE that your publication caused damages.
Moreover, you may want to check and see if your state has what's called a "Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation" (Anti-SLAPP suit). If the lawyer sues you, it may qualify as a SLAPP suit, which is illegal. And I would DEFINITELY file a complaint against the attorney with your state's Attorney Disciplinary Commission -- ESPECIALLY if he tries to sue you.
I'm licensed to practice law only in Indiana, so if you're in another state, I can't give you "legal" advice. My answer is simply "friendly" advice based on my experience as an attorney in Indiana, my knowledge of federal and common law, and common sense. Even if you are in Indiana, employment law questions are very fact specific, and based on the limited information you provided in your post, I can't give you legal advice, and my answer is intended as general information only. It doesn't create an attorney-client relationship.
No, not if you merely stated your opinion, and made no false statements of fact about that lawyer's personal or professional character. So while I did not read your post, the answer is "most likely not." Hope this helps. Have a very fine weekend.
You probably already know that anyone can sue another person for anything, but it doesn't mean that they will win. Even a lawyer would not win a lawsuit for an honest review from an actual client
You can always be sued. Whether or not the opposing party will prevail is another question. If you are sued, keep in mind that it is going to cost you a lot of time and money to defend yourself. As such, you shouldn't do anything if you are worried that someone might want to sue you over it.
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