Divorce Clients Need to be Wary of Evergreen Retainer Arrangements

Posted by on Apr 17, 2013 in Homepage Featured, Legal Malpractice | Comments Off

Divorce Clients Need to be Wary of Evergreen Retainer Arrangements

A new development in the representation of divorce clients has been the adoption of evergreen retainer arrangements. Several firms that advertise for domestic litigation, notably Cordell & Cordell, require clients to provide them with unrestricted access to a credit card that automatically renews the retainer to some arranged amount. This is known as an evergreen retainer. The danger in such an arrangement is that it grants a law firm unlimited access to funds and serves as an incentive to generate as many...

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St. Louis Attorney Steals from Clients

Posted by on Mar 31, 2013 in Legal Malpractice | Comments Off

Stephen Evans, a lawyer who had his office in South St. Louis, pled guilty to fraud through stealing settlement checks belonging to his clients. To read the full story, click here.

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Why You Should Not Hire a “TV Attorney”

Posted by on Feb 7, 2012 in Legal Malpractice | Comments Off

We’ve all seen the ads. Loud, in-your-face commercials where a rough-and-tough attorney claims to be the best lawyer in town. Unfortunately, their claims of success and effectiveness do not meet with the reality of their legal skills. Is this the kind of lawyer you want representing you? There are many perils in picking a TV lawyer. First, many of the TV advertising firms do not even have offices in the State of Missouri. These are national law firms that collaborate with a local firm to be their local mailbox....

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Legal Malpractice Lawsuit FAQs from FindLaw

Posted by on Dec 17, 2011 in Legal Malpractice | Comments Off

Can I initiate a legal malpractice lawsuit if my lawyer failed to file paperwork on time? It is difficult to win a legal malpractice lawsuit. A client will need to establish several factors in order to prevail. The most common type of legal malpractice occurs because of negligence, the breach of a fiduciary duty, or a breach of contract. Learn more by reading: Legal Malpractice Lawsuit FAQs –...

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