Finding A Highly Skilled Lawyer Irrespective of what your legal needs are you will see that there are countless lawyers in your area that advertise that they specialize in your sort of case. This will make the process of finding one with quite a lot of experience a bit of a challenge. However, when you follow the following it will be easy to restrict your research on the right one in almost no time. The first step is to create a set of the lawyers that are listed in your neighborhood that specialize in your situation. When you are which makes this list you should only include those you have a good vibe about based on their advertisement. You may then narrow this list down through taking some time evaluating their webpage. There you should be able to find the amount of years they have been practicing and several general details about their success rates. At this time your list should have shrunken further to those that you felt had professional websites and an appropriate level of experience. You ought to then make time to lookup independent reviews of each and every attorney. Be sure to see the reviews rather than just relying upon their overall rating. The data from the reviews will give you a solid idea of the direction they connect with the clientele and how much time they invest into each case that they are focusing on. Finally, you will want to talk to no less than the last three lawyers which may have the credentials you are looking for. This will provide you with the time to truly evaluate how interested these are in representing you and your case. It really is imperative that you follow all of these steps to actually find a person which includes the proper level of experience to help you the perfect outcome.
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Do Lawsuits Come Down To Who Has The Better Lawyer?
In Tv Shows They Always Talk About How Good A Lawyer Is. Does Whether Or Not Someone Has The Better Impact Make That Much Of A Case? Shouldn'T It Come Down To What'S Legal And What'S Not?
So you mean civil law rather than criminal law.
If it's clear which side is right, the quality of the lawyer isn't going to make any difference as long as they present all the evidence. But if it were that obvious, it wouldn't end up in a trial. If you know you're going to lose, it makes far more sense to cut your losses and give in so you don't spend even more money on your lawyer.
So a case that goes to trial is going to have good arguments on both sides, and in civil law, the judge has to decide on the balance of probabilities, unlike a criminal case where the court must only convict if they are sure beyond reasonable doubt. So the question is who is more likely to be right, and the way each side presents their case could tip the balance.
Yes, it's a matter of what's legal and any lawyer should know that, but then it is a matter of applying this to the facts of the case and how the lawyers present those facts matters. No doubt each side has a different version of what the facts are. The judge needs to decide who is more likely to be telling the truth. What sounds reasonable and credible? As Judge Judy so often says on her show, "that doesn't make sense, and if it doesn't make sense it isn't true". If the side that is in the wrong nevertheless manages to present their case in such a way that it DOES make sense, that could be the clinching factor.
Lawson Guitar Review Anyone?
I Found This Perfect Guitar
Butt Is Lawson A Good Brand, Anyone Help Me Here This Is The Guitar
Lawson is an unknown brand and I think you're throwing your money away. There's no way to sell a quality 12 string electric acoustic at that price.
Takamine makes a lefty 12 string, the EC40C-12AN model. It's more than the Lawson but at least it's a known and respected brand.
My Lawyer Ran Off With $3000, Bar Association Can'T Find Him?
In March, I Hired An Attorney To Help With Child Custody Paperwork. He Was Kind Of Hard To Get A Hold Of And Didn'T Show Up To Scheduled Appointments, But Seemed To Always Have A Legit Reason And Eager To Help Me Out. That Was Up Until A Couple Of Weeks Ago.
I Needed To Get My Paperwork Looked Over So I Could File It, And Tried Calling Him Several Times And Sending Emails, With No Response. Finally, The Phone Number Said It Had Been Disconnected, So I Went To Google And Started Searching For Him. I Tried Every Phone Number I Could Find But None Worked. That Day, I Went To His Office To Find Someone Else Occupying It And A Forwarding Address Of A Po Box.
I Called The Bar The Next Day And They Told Me That Address Was The Only Thing They Had For Him Because He Had Listed His Phone And Email As &Quot;Private.&Quot; I Decided To Send A Certified Letter To The Po Box Requesting My $3000 Back And Gave Him A Deadline, Which Has Now Passed And I Have Not Received A Check.
Has This Happened To Anyone? What Did You Do?
Or, What Would You Do? I'M Thinking Of Pressing Criminal Charges...
Wow, this is awful. The PO box would not be unusual since he moved out of his office and the easiest way to forward mail till he either found a new office or in this case to avoid being found.
Have couple of suggestions. Go to the court where your child custody case should have been filed and ask them if in fact he had filed any paperwork on your child custody that you hired him for. Also, many clerks who work at the court know many of the lawyers there, since they see a lot every week, either picking up other mail from the court or they might talk to them. See when the last time, they saw him.
The office that he formally had, go to it and talk to the new owners who are working there, or if it is leased, which most likely is, then find out who leases the place. Even though not there anymore, he would have had office furniture, phones, computer etc, and most likely may have it moved somewhere else or in storage. If this building has many offices there, ask other people there if they remember your lawyer leaving suddenly, or came in one morning and found out that he was no longer there and his office empty. Did the lawyer have a secretary, if so, do you know her name and maybe able to find out if she is working somewhere else to contact for any info.
The bar association having only his office address and phone is normal and expected. Now here is other suggestions on searching. Even though you have done a google search, you also need to look under white pages, which have many different companies out there that also call themselves white pages, so could have at least 3 to look for him. My husband has been a lawyer for over 40 years, and about 15 years ago, he had been listed in the phone book with his resident name and address, and then listed him also separately with his name and business phone number, but I took our address out, the reason was, I did not want his clients to know where we live. That may seem odd to a lot of people, but he had criminal defense work, plus all kinds of cases he handled, and we did not want someone showing up at our door, if they were unhappy with the outcome of their case. Years later, we did a white pages search and found our address out there, even though we had taken it out, and had to specifically tell them to remove it, but later found it on another white pages site. Or, do you know anyone who has a "real" (old) white pages phone book? It could be in there, or if you know the name of his wife, if he has one, many times police officers and others who don't want to be found, will list it under the wife's name, so not known where they live.
How did you find this lawyer? Was it because of someone referring him to you? If so, ask them if they know of any personal info on him, that he may have talked about while handling their case? The lawyer may have talked about his kids, that they went to a certain school, so could get an idea of where he lives.
My guess is that this lawyer, like my husband, was in sole practice, and was barely surviving. Most everyone thinks that lawyers are rich, but if in sole practice can have months that you make a decent living, in others can barely pay the bills, while waiting for cases to settle. If he took off with your $3,000, then there will be many others like you, who are looking for him.
I may have other suggestions for you, after I talk to my husband later and will add an edit.
You need to google Supreme court, disciplinary complaint of lawyer and then add your state where this is located. I gave example of my state, Indiana.
Then you will need to file a complaint with them on this lawyer. All lawyers must have an escrow account they set up. On any fees they receive, they draw against that account to cover legal expenses. For the lawyer to not refund or use those funds other than for his clients, is an ethics violation and the state where you live, they can take steps to disbar him, thus losing his license to practice law. Believe me they take this seriously. The bar association is just a "club" for lawyers, that gives referrals etc, but they have no authority, thus you need to contact the supreme court.
You have both a civil and criminal suit against this guy. Go the prosecutor and file for the criminal and for the civil, can file in small claims court. You should have no problem with the judge awarding you, but;;;;;may never see a dime.
Most likely his next step will be to file bankruptcy, is my guess, but even then, with him owing you money, and most likely others lining up, cannot be discharged since it is illegal.
Sorry, but for any lawyer to just up and leave like this, most likely does not have a dime to pay back everyone. Before this is over, you may find that he did this to a lot of his clients.
Sorry for the bad news. hope this helps.
My Boyfriend Recently Had A Dna Test Done And Found Out That Matthew(7 Months Old Is His)--He Has Been Fighting The Whole 7 Months For The Mother To Go And Get The Dna Test Done And Has Been Buying Everything For The Baby And Giving Her Money In The Meantime As Well. She Will Not Let Him See His Child At All Because He Is With Me And I Am Pregant With His Child. The Reason He Left Her Is Because He Found Out She Was Shooting Up And Using Drugs While She Was Pregnant. She Has Previous Felonies And Drug Charges And Violations Of Her Probation. She Laso Lost Custody Of Her One Child. My Boyfriend Wants To Fight For Full Custody Or Atleast Partial Custody Of His Son But Doesnt Know What Rights He Has? We Live In Tn...The Mother Of The Child Is Still Doing Dope And The Conditions She Has Her 2 Kids Living In Are Terrible---Trash Everywhere,Ashtrays Next To The Crib,Cats And Dogs Everywhere---Its Like A Dumpster In Their. What Would Be Th E Best Thing For My Boyfriend To Do About This?
Your boyfriend sounds like a caring man who is trying to do the right thing for his child, be glad he is that way, it bodes well for you and your child. Matthew needs to be removed from his mother...No doubts about that. I don't know the laws in TN, but the father of a child has rights and the law will usually choose the father in a case of an unfit mother. Go to a lawyer and explain everything, if you can't afford one, most states have some sort of Legal Aid. In a case like this, where the mother is obviously unfit to raise a child and the father wants it, "The Best" lawyer isn't always necessary, the state will do what is best for the child. Your lawyer will know what procedures to follow, but make sure he knows that it is an emergency...You have to get the child out of this situation! Good Luck with Matthew and bless you for being a caring enough person to care so deeply for someone else's child. I think Matthew and your child will have a great mother in you.
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What Do You Think Of The Dui Laws ? Do You Think They Are Effective? Should There Be More Improved Laws?
The Dui Laws Help Protect Us From Drunk Drivers But People Are Dying Every Day Because Of Them. Should The Laws Be More Strict About Drunk Driving? Give Me Your Ideas.
We should implement "No-Refusal Blood Tests". If you are arrested under suspicion of DWI/DUI. You should have to submit a blood sample. If you refuse, they should be able to strap you into a restraint chair and have a deputized phlebotomist take the sample.
There should be a blood sample standard for Marijuana intoxication. You are an idiot if you think you drive better when high.
Same goes for prescription narcotics. Seriously. If you mix a muscle relaxer like Soma, Xanax, and down them with a beer, you are too f***ed up to drive. I don't care if you only blow a .02.
1st DWI convictions should carry at least 2 years with an Ignition Interlock Device. License Suspension is useless. 60-80% of suspended drivers continue to drive.
1st DUI offenders should have to submit random monthly drug screens at their expense.
Most of the people can contribute to society in a positive manner following a DWI. They just exercises bad judgement. A Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock can allow them to continue to drive to work and continue to contribute to society and pay taxes instead of being locked up at society's expense.
2nd and subsequent offenders? I'm sorry, you were given an opportunity to learn from this mistake or lapse in judgement. Prison time.