When lawyers represent a client, they have a legal obligation to act professionally, responsibly, and ethically. Unfortunately, all too many lawyers do not live up to these standards. If you have been victimized by your attorney, How & When to Sue Your Lawyer is here to help.
The book begins by explaining the American Bar Association’s categories of malpractice—substantive, administrative, client relations, and intentional wrongs. It next details the “model rules” of professional responsibilities established by both national and state bars, and then discusses the all-important differences between guidelines and actual laws set by legal precedent. Finally, if you feel that you have lost a case because of your counsel’s mismanagement, or if you have been taken advantage of financially or sexually by your attorney, this book explains the necessary steps you must take to establish a solid case, from developing the facts and gathering the hard evidence to proving the allegation.
About the Author
Robert W. Schachner studied at Carnegie-Mellon University and Duquesne University Journalism School. He is the best-selling author of The Official Scrabble Word Finder and coauthor of How and When to Be Your Own Lawyer.
John F. Phillips, Esq. received his BS from the College of William and Mary, his MBA from Florida Atlantic University, and his JD from Seton Hall University School of Law.