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Michael Maggio Washington DC Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Michael maggio saved my life, twice, when the u.s. government tried to...
Michael Lubin North Miami FL Good Good Poor Fair Poor Poor We retained Mr. Lubin to handle collection matters for our company. Mr....
Robert T Stites Fort Worth TX Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Mister Stites recently represented me in a suit. His staunch advocacy and...
Bernard F. Daley Tallahassee FL Very good Good Excellent Excellent Good Very good Mr. Daley is among the most well known attorneys with a practice devoted to...
Joey T Hoover Des Moines IA Poor Poor Excellent Good Good Poor I have seen Mr Hoover's work product over the course of a protracted...
Stephanie Kallet Meilman Newton MA Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Her grasp of the issues was fast and accurate; and her advice was excellent...
Matthew Bennett Greene New York NY Fair Poor Good Very good Poor Poor This attorney had his Virginia bar license revoked in November 2009. He...
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How to avoid a bad lawyer: 14 Tips
Retaining an effective lawyer is really no different than any other type of shopping. Take your time. Do your research. Weigh your options. Ensure clear communication. Develop a comprehensive understanding concerning pricing and services to be delivered. This is your legal situation and your lawyer needs to thoroughly appreciate the importance, and expenses, of it. Read More
Ethics Violations
You are entitled to report your lawyer in the case of any ethics violations. You should report your lawyer to the Lawyer Disciplinary Counsel in your state. Provide the Counsel with a complete description of the events. In most cases, the information you share will remain confidential. Read More

Lawyers’ Obligations
Lawyers are governed by certain standards of professional responsibility towards clients. Your lawyer must follow these basic rules and professional ethics:
  • Communicate with you on all matters relating to the case in a timely manner;
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Suing Lawyer for Malpractice
When you trust a lawyer with your legal matters it can be unexpected and disappointing to discover that he or she has mishandled your case and negatively impacted your situation. How can you determine if malpractice has indeed taken place and if it is wise to move forward with a lawsuit against your lawyer? Read More

13 ways to avoid a bad bankruptcy attorney
Trying to find a good attorney may sometimes feel like you are trying to navigate a minefield with a blindfold on. While there may be hundreds of lawyers listed in your local phone book, this is the last place you want to go to start your search. Read More

What Makes A Good Lawyer?
What distinguishes a well-respected attorney from ones that garners little respect? Attorney and columnist Joseph N. Hosteny believes good attorneys that fight fairly and stay out of the gutter earn his respect. Read More

Testing for the Right Skills
Personality attributes and life skills make for a good lawyer, according to researchers at UC-Berkley. While good grades, test scores and brains will get a student in to law school and later help in finding a job as an attorney, other skills such as listening, reasoning and creativity will make for a good lawyer. Read More

More Than a Slap on the Wrist is Needed
Lawyers in Maryland who kill their spouse or have sex with minors are quickly disbarred. Unfortunately, that is not the outcome faced by those upholders of the law that steal, lie, cheat, abandon clients or even torture animals. Read More

Disbarment: Not Necessarily Forever
Disbarment is not always a forever kind of thing where attorneys are concerned. In most states, lawyers are allowed to petition for reinstatement after a certain period of time. Some states like California are still struggling with the whole permanent disbarment issue. Read More

Legal Malpractice Cases on the Risey
Legal malpractice claims were on the rise between 2004 and 2007, rising 36 percent. Experts believe that as the economy continues to worsen, the number of legal malpractice claims will rise even further. Read More

Tall Tales
Nearly everyone has probably been caught up in telling a little white lie once in a while. Those faux pas are often overlooked, especially if they haven’t caused any harm to anyone. However, a little white lie is hard to overlook when it turns in to a whopper and potentially impacts someone’s life. Read More

Defender Disbarred For Seeking Payments
Public defenders are assigned by the courts to assist individuals who do not have the financial means available to pay for an attorney. Guillermo Romero, a former public defender in Grant County, Washington, appeared to have overlooked the part about not asking for payment. Read More

Turning Tricks
Michel Gassaway, an Oklahoma attorney, was disbarred for several reasons. Not only did he forge the signature of a fellow attorney on a letter reportedly in his support when he found himself under investigation by the Oklahoma Bar Association, but also for trading legal services for sexual favors. Read More

Malpractice Compensation for Victims of Attorney
Washington operates a fund in which all of the state’s 30,000 lawyers pay $15 each year. This fund is used for clients who suffer from a lawyer's dishonesty, which is normally not covered under an attorney’s malpractice insurance. Read More

Stealing from Clients
Gregg Hickmann, a disbarred Toledo attorney was charged in March 2009 with grand theft. He is accused of stealing $71,000 from a former client involved in a divorce and child custody case. Read More

Kicked Out of the Club For Life
John D. Duncan holds the distinction of becoming the first attorney to be disbarred for life in the state of Maine. Disbarment for life, the most severe professional sanction, followed close on the heels of Duncan’s guilty plea to criminal theft charges. Read More

Sex Offender Lawyer License Suspended
Attorney Steven J. Lever, a convicted sex offender, received a three-year suspension from practicing law in New York in December 2008. Read More


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Devil's Advocate (1997)
A young hotshot attorney takes a job in a high-powered city law firm only to discover that his good fortune in court is somehow related to a deal with his boss alter ego the devil. Meanwhile at home his beautiful wife reminds him all is not well in paradise.
The Firm (1993)
A young lawyer joins a memphis firm where the people are friendly the money is fantastic and no one ever leaves alive. When mitch discovers the truth about the firm he begins a desperate race against time to survive.
My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Two carefree pals (Ralph Macchio and Mitchell Whitfield) traveling through Alabama are mistakenly arrested, and charged with murder.
Presumed Innocent (1990)
Rich with ambiguity, this smooth adaptation of Scott Turow's bestselling mystery novel stars Harrison Ford as Rusty Sabich, the prosecuting attorney assigned to a case involving the murder of a beautiful, seductive lawyer (Greta Scacchi) with whom he'd been having a secret affair.
High Crimes (2002)
A welcomed reunion of Kiss the Girls costars Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman makes High Crimes a worthwhile thriller with vivid, likable characters. Efficiently directed by Carl Franklin, this military mystery doesn't have the unpredictable edginess of Franklin's Devil in a Blue Dress, but its twisting plot is sure to hold anyone's attention.
A Time to Kill (1996)
You wouldn't know it by watching the Batman movies they collaborated on, but this smart adaptation of John Grisham's novel proves that director Joel Schumacher and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman have some talent when the right project comes along.
The Accused (1988)
Jodie Foster won her first Oscar for her role in this drama, based on an actual incident. She plays a girl out for a night of fun at a poolroom. Before she knows what's happening, the men she's been flirting with have pinned her down for a gang rape.
Legally Blonde 2 (2003)
When Elle (Witherspoon) discovers that her lovable chihuahua Bruiser's mom is locked in a cruel animal testing facility, she heads to D.C. to fight for animal rights, give Washington a makeover and prove once and for all that America really is the land of the free.
The Chamber (1996)
A top cast consisting of veteran aces Gene Hackman and Faye Dunaway can't rescue this way-too-long, dreadfully earnest version of John Grisham's equally gimpy novel.

A Civil Action (1999)
Jan Schlichtmann is a cynical, high-priced personal injury attorney who only takes big-money cases he can safely settle out of court. Though his latest case at first appears straightforward, Schlichtmann soon becomes entangled in an epic legal battle.