I hate seeing people benefit from it and I hate seeing people struggle by choosing the wrong lawyer. Perhaps these are two of the reasons I became an attorney, so I could do something about those circumstances. I’ve seen clients who had attorneys not just for weeks but years neglect their cases. I heard storeys about attorneys who wouldn’t tell the client what was going on in their cases, but would bill the client to ask what was going on when the client called. I have heard concerns about attorneys who have taken money from clients without a good understanding of both sides’ standards.Do you want to learn more? Visit Soni Brendle, PLLC.
I hate to see a mess made by another lawyer clean up as well. Assisting a victim is much better than mitigating harm by selecting the wrong counsel, and avoiding future issues. I saw poorly drafted prenuptial treaties and separation agreements. I had to step in to restore and complete a botched annulment. I had to move in to patch a failed divorce and end it.
The storey of one woman’s woe comes to mind in particular. We name her storey “The Tale of the Nine-Year Divorce” around the office. She ‘d hired an attorney here in Virginia to fight a divorce case and counter sue for divorce. At the time, she had been living out of state and paying a substantial retainer to the solicitor. No formal contract was signed. The lawyer she had selected seemed to dislike the opposing attorney, and did little to help the case. In fact, the lawyer has allowed the case to be dismissed for inaction from the court docket.
In that basis, cases are not dismissed without prior notice to record counsel. The lawyer has not disclosed the proposed dismissal to his client. It wasn’t until she was told of the dismissal by the court that she figured out what had happened. The client was in an automobile accident which resulted in hospitalisation and multiple surgeries. She trusted her counsel to work out her interests; she did not know or understand what was meant to have happened, and she had no idea until she got notice from the court that the case was dismissed.
He got the lawsuit reopened after the client approached the prosecutor. It was not, however, until the opposing counsel withdrew from the case, that the lawyer acted to further his client’s interests