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Is there a way to verify a lawyer's signature?

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Is there a way to verify a lawyer's signature?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Roger replied 1 year ago.

Hi - my name is ***** ***** I'll be glad to assist.

Expert:  Roger replied 1 year ago.

Other than asking the lawyer for his/her signature, the simplest way to do this would be to review court files or public records from cases that the lawyer handled and compare the signature to what you have.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is there a way to verify it online?The lawyer I am looking for Martin J Clarke . A US attorney for the district of Maryland
Expert:  Roger replied 1 year ago.

The only possible way to do it online would be if you search his name and a reported decision is in a PDF somewhere online.

Expert:  Roger replied 1 year ago.

It is possible that there's a document out there, but it would just take searching for it.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do you just google it or is there a better way to do it?
Expert:  Roger replied 1 year ago.

That's how I'd do it.......I don't know of any other way that would be faster.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is there a specific search term I should use?
Expert:  Roger replied 1 year ago.
The lawyers name would be the most obvious option.
Expert:  Roger replied 1 year ago.
Also, if you know where the lawyer practices, you could likely call the court clerks office and ask if there are cases on file that he/she has worked on. If so, you could view those cases.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Would the clerk email me a copy of the real signature?
Expert:  Roger replied 1 year ago.

It is certainly possible....for a small fee, I'm sure.

Expert:  Roger replied 1 year ago.

If not, the clerk may fax you a copy --- and you certainly could go to the clerk's office and obtain a copy as court files are public record.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How long would the delay be? Can I get it the same day? (For a fax)
Expert:  Roger replied 1 year ago.

I can't say -- that's going to depend on the clerk and how long he/she takes to get around to it.