What to Do If Your Attorney is Disbarred or Suspended

Posted by on Sep 24, 2011 in Lawsuits, Legal Malpractice | Comments Off

What to Do If Your Attorney is Disbarred or Suspended

In recent weeks, the Missouri Supreme Court has disbarred three St. Louis area attorneys for professional misconduct, which included the taking of client funds.  In three separate instances, St. Louis area lawyers Alan S. Cohen, Steve Gartenberg and Jonathan McKee, were disbarred by the Missouri Supreme Court for stealing client funds.  Two of the lawyers – Steve Gartenberg and Alan Cohen – have been prosecuted as well.  Mr. Gartenberg recently received a two-year prison sentence from a federal...

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Did Your Divorce Attorney Overcharge You?

Posted by on Sep 19, 2011 in Lawsuits | Comments Off

Did Your Divorce Attorney Overcharge You?

Anyone who has gone through a hotly contested divorce can be shocked and amazed at the size of their legal bill.  Divorce cases are typically handled on an hourly basis by attorneys, and their hourly rate in the St. Louis region can vary from $250 up to $400 per hour. Lawyers typically ask for large retainers and then bill against those retainers at their hourly rates.  Unfortunately, this can lead to abuses by attorneys, as they are anxious to exhaust the retainer so that they can request additional...

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Danger on the Road: Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits

Posted by on Sep 10, 2011 in Lawsuits, Personal Injury | Comments Off

Danger on the Road: Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits

Motorcyclists face a more dangerous commute than those who drive within the safety of a car or truck. The vulnerability of not having a protective structure surrounding oneself, coupled with the difficulty of other drivers to see motorcycles, puts motorcyclists in a hazardous position. They are at risk of substantial injury in an accident.Statistics on motorcycle accidents: Two-thirds of motorcycle accidents with a vehicle were caused by the vehicle driver violating the motorcyclists’ right of way. Motorcycle...

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