Last year, I retained a law firm to help resolve my Credit Card Debt. I have an agreement with them to pay 10% of my debt amount for their services. I have paid almost half of it and I sent them $4000 to settle one of the debts. Since February, the associate has promised to send the money and settle the debt but has not. I am supposed to be receiving a copy of any correspondence that he has with the creditors, but I haven't. In the last two months, I have found out that the main lawyer is no longer with the law firm and that firm has been dissolved. The associate keeps promising to call me and send me copies of all receipts. He claims that he has paid out some of the $4000 to a different creditor and has not paid off the one that we agreed that he settle. I have asked for my $4000 back since I don't feel like our relationship is good any more. Now, I cannot get him on the phone and he won't call me. I cannot find a phone number for the main lawyer anymore. What can I do? I feel like there is an ethics issue here.
State/Country relating to question: Ohio
contacting this lawyer by email and phone. I have kept a copy of all of the emails.
Hi, thanks for your question. You should hire a lawyer for specific legal advice. No attorney client relationship is created here.
You can file an ethics complaint against the firm, the original attorney and the associate.
That is the Ohio Attorney General. You can file a complaint there too
The Ohio Attorney grievance board has a complaint form too, here: http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/DisciplinarySys/odc/complaint.asp
Sorry that you have to deal with this, hope you can get some of the money back.
You can also sue for malpractice.
The law firm was based in Colorado. The associate still has his office there. Do I still go through Ohio or Colorado?
oh i didn't catch that. You would go to Colorado
let me get a contact for you
hope that helps! Good luck!
Better Business Bur 15yrs bankruptcy experience. Chicago Bar
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