This was the attorney I retained. After I thought the bill was settled, i never received a statement or anything for almost a year. Then suddenly, there was a statement for $7000. I paid through out the entire time he worked for me, no way is in an expert, he also specializes in Family Law!? What can i legally do so others are not taken by this fraud. IN COURT, reported that his corporation was suspended, irregularities in billing, found out he had a conflict of interest during my case, what he billed does not appear to match what he did. Mainly he failed to challenge animal control when they violated california animal law.
One more question. At the time i retained this attorney, apparently his california corporation is listed as suspended in 2006. I retained him in 2009. He won a judgement in small claims court in 2012. It states that he is not allowed to conduct business or sue. Yet he has a judgement against me. Is the judgement valid or can it be set aside? Who do I report this too? What are my options?
One more question. At the time i retained this attorney, apparently his california corporation is listed as suspended in 2006. I retained him in 2009. He won a judgement in small claims court in 2012. It states that he is not allowed to conduct business or sue. Yet he has a judgement against me. Is the judgement valid or can it be set aside? Who do I report this too? If he wasnt suppose to be conducting business or was doing so illegally in the first place, how can he then sue and obtain a judgement when he was violating the law?
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