So I got rear-ended and attempted to sue the person. I didn't file a police report. I got an ambulance-chaser (one of the back of the paper personal injury attorneys).
The other party denied all liability. The case got tied up. My lawyer stopped communicating.
I tried several times to contact her. She basically ignored me. Finally I threatened to file a grievance with the state bar association and she threatened to drop my case.
I got mad. I filed a grievance. Now she's trying to subpoena me.
There is a section in my state's RCW that says (I'm paraphrasing): "A lawyer has a duty to provide reply to his or her client in a timely fashion".
I have several emails I sent requesting updates. She simply ignored them for months.
Does she have a chance? Can my wages be garnished?She is trying to collect for the work she did before she dropped my case. Sorry I meant the: RPC 1.4 COMMUNICATION (a) A lawyer shall: (1) promptly inform the client of any decision or circumstance with respect to which the client's informed consent, as defined in Rule 1.0(e), is required by these Rules; (2) reasonably consult with the client about the means by which the client's objectives are to be accomplished; (3) keep the client reasonably informed about the status of the matter; (4) promptly comply with reasonable requests for information; and (5) consult with the client about any relevant limitation on the lawyer's conduct when the lawyer knows that the client expects assistance not permitted by the Rules of Professional Conduct or other law. (b) A lawyer shall explain a matter to the extent reasonably necessary to permit the client to make informed decisions regarding the representation.