A false report to SSA would be a crime. Threatening a false report is an ethics violation. As you were advised, you can report that to the state bar.
We do not have a client/attorney relationship until you make an appointment, we discuss your case face to face, I accept a retainer, and we explictly agree to enter into representation.
If you have proof of the threat, send a copy of it to the state bar.
The above is not intended as legal advice. The response does not constitute the creation of an attorney client relationship as this forum does not provide for a confidential communication.
Man its getting plain "crazy" out there!
I know lawyers who were threatened
by clients (including a death threat) AND
clients who have been threatened and
bullied by attorneys. As long as you
were "truthful" you're alright. Threats
made by an attorney are sanctionable
by the state bar. Clients who "lie" can
be sued for defamation. Be careful
out there! Good luck.
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