Legal Malpractice Blog
During the 2015 fiscal year, 44 Maryland attorneys were disbarred, 33 were suspended, 8 were reprimanded by the Court of Appeals, and 24 were reprimanded by the AGC. Montgomery County led Maryland with 69 docket cases.
Lawyer rating guides, such as Super Lawyers, are neither accurate nor reliable
If you want to retain an attorney who is an excellent writer, I recommend that you ask the attorney for a recent writing sample and ask the attorney the names of the last 3 books he or she has read.
I cannot recall a single client who ever stated that his/her attorney always treated him/her with the utmost respect, but nevertheless want to sue the attorney for legal malpractice.
Disbarment of Gaithersburg immigration attorney Jennifer V. Landeo and Suzanne Capriotti’s Conditional Diversion Agreement
The Gaithersburg law firm of Landeo & Capriotti, LLC, is case study of how two immigration lawyers took advantage of their vulnerable clients.
It is grounds for disbarment when an attorney deposits a retainer into his or her business account without the client’s informed, written consent
A lawyer engages in misappropriation by intentionally depositing unearned fees into an operating account instead of an attorney trust account, or retaining unearned fees after the representation’s termination, without the client’s consent.
You cannot measure the quality of the legal services that you will receive by an attorney’s hourly rate
Each year, I review dozens of retainer agreements drafted by Maryland law firms. Here’s my list of the five most common problems.
In Maryland, when a retainer agreement is signed “under seal”, it extends the time for the law firm to sue the client for fees owed from 3-years to 12-years.
The provision for an award of attorney’s fees based upon the flat 15% of the outstanding balance owed by the client is unenforceable
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