I got sued by my old landlord. I got and paid an attorney to represent me for the entirety of this case. We went to court. I think I should also add that my attorney did not properly prepare for this case and I was left trying to wing my case in court while he texted on his phone the whole time. The judge asked for a brief to be sent within two weeks and then he would notify us of the decision. During that time and after I sent my attorney messages and called asking him about it. He never responded so I figured the judge simply hadn't made his decision yet. Well a couple weeks ago my employer received a garnishment on me. We had lost the case, I had no idea. I never received any notice of the decision but my attorney did and he simply did not inform me. Not only had my attorney not informed me of the decision but it was also passed the appeal date. This garnishment will hurt my credit too. I can't afford a garnishment. I'm seriously thinking about filing for bankruptcy. What are my rights?
Hire a consumer defense attorney. Not only for the garnishment, but also to see if the is a malpractice case against your former attorney.
This is NOT cool.
I'm sorry that someone in our profession let you down like that.
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