Legal Malpractice Blog
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.
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.
The Office of Bar Counsel received 1,802 complaints in 2018.
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.
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...
Each year, the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission issues an annual report on its activities.
Maryland’s lawyers are prohibited from discriminating against a potential client based upon the client’s race, gender, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation.
(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.
A Maryland attorney or law firm has a professional duty to submit regular invoices in order to comply with the ethical obligation “to keep the client reasonably informed of the status of his case.
Maryland attorneys commonly have their clients sign Retainer Agreements with a 12 year statute of limitations
Many law firms in Maryland extend the time to sue their clients for fees to 12-years by having the client sign the document under “seal”. See Courts & Judicial Article 5-102(a)(5) (creating a 12-year statue of limitations for contracts signed under seal).
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