You expect, when you first hired your lawyer, that you would be working with someone who was trusting and worthy enough to put your case before their own personal interests. After all, trust is key in any professional relationship with someone who has an eye for the law.
So, what happens if you have a feeling your lawyer hasn’t been telling the full and honest truth about their actions?
It’s important that your lawyer follows their duties, which include good communication and honesty. If this hasn’t been the case, then you deserve better and may need to know how to act. Here’s what you should know:
Lying can occur in several different forms
Maybe, your lawyer misused your money by billing you for services they performed or inflating their “hours.” Or, they may have lied about your legal options in a case in order to steer you in the direction they thought would most benefit them through fees.
Lying can also occur when an attorney acts outside of the scope of the experience. For example, an attorney who tells you they’ve handled “hundreds” of cases like yours when you’re actually their first case. Deceiving you about their experience deprives you of effective advocacy.
Whatever the case may be, you should collect all documentation on their actions if your lawyer has lied to you, because that can be an act of malpractice – and you deserve better.
If you find that your lawyer took misleading action, causing you and your case to suffer, then you may have to know your legal options when dealing with malpractice.