Can a lawyer be sued for misrepresentation?
Attorneys may also be sued for committing fraud on their clients. An attorney commits fraud if he makes a misrepresentation that he knows is false with the intent that the client act on it and the client eventually acts on it.
Can I sue my divorce attorney?
In order to win a malpractice case, you have to prove 1) a mistake was made, and 2) the mistake made a difference. If you suspect legal malpractice in your current or completed divorce case, contacting an experienced malpractice attorney is a good idea, as well as a new divorce attorney for active cases.
What happens when you file a grievance against an attorney?
Usually, the complainant completes a written form that summarizes the grievance against the attorney. Pertinent documents or supporting evidence may be attached. In most cases, the complainant's identity is disclosed. But if the complainant is a judge or another attorney, disclosure is not required.
Can a lawyer get in trouble for lying?
"Lawyers who lie do not end well. They get in trouble with the State Bar, often losing their license, frequently winding up bankrupt, family life in shambles and sometimes going to jail," she observes. "An attorney is also considered as an officer of the court, taking an oath to support the laws of our country.