Legal Malpractice Blog
Maryland AGC reprimands Ali Herischi
An attorney in Maryland has been suspended or disbarred as a result of a complaint filed by Stewart A. Sutton with the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission.
Can monetary sanctions be imposed upon a client in Maryland due to the attorney’s flawed legal analysis?
Can a court in Maryland impose monetary sanctions on a client when the attorney had advised the client to file a frivolous case? The answer is “no”
Excessive Contingency Fee in a Maryland Personal Injury Case
Maryland Rule 19-301.5(a) states that a lawyer “shall not make an agreement for, charge, or collect an unreasonable fee” and sets forth the eight factors in determining whether a fee is reasonable.
Maryland Personal Injury Cases: Settlement Sheets and Accounting
When a recovery is obtained in a personal injury case via settlement or judgment in Maryland, the attorney must provide the client with a written statement that shows how the client’s net recovery was calculated.
Attorney Grievance Commission: Fiscal Year 2018 Report
The Office of Bar Counsel received 1,802 complaints in 2018.
What a client should do if an attorney missed a court deadline
It is absolutely critical that during the selection process of your attorney and during the representation by your attorney that you watch for signs that your attorney has an alcohol, drug abuse, or mental health issue.
12 essential facts that every client needs to know about their Maryland attorney
1. If you are not able to schedule an initial meeting with a potential attorney within a week, it probably means that the attorney is too busy to take your case. 2. In personal injury cases, an attorney's contingency fee percentage is always negotiable. While it may...
Highlights from the Attorney Grievance Commission’s 2016 to 2017 Annual Report
Each year, the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission issues an annual report on its activities.
Are Maryland Attorneys Allowed to Discriminate in Choosing Their clients?
Maryland’s lawyers are prohibited from discriminating against a potential client based upon the client’s race, gender, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation.
Maryland attorney is disbarred for excessive billing
(1) An attorney’s fees must be reasonable. It usually should not exceed the amount in controversy; and (2) When an attorney commits a mistake, you should not be billed for the time and effort that it takes the attorney to correct the mistake. In other words, a client should not be charged for the attorney’s defective work or for the amount of time that it takes the attorney to correct his or her defective work.
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