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Hired Attorney breached payment contract and fraudulently took money from bank account after we were paid in full. This has caused great financial ha

1 Answers. Asked on Aug 31st, 2016 on Legal Malpractice - Tennessee
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My fiance hired a lawyer to assist on a misdemenor violation of probation case. Said attorney agreed to take on case with 0 down, but demanded we pay double his normal fee bc he was taking the case with 0 down, and we were made to give our banking info over. He was to withdraw 130/wk until the balance of 1,500 was paid in full. Once the balance had been paid, he continued to fraudulently withdraw money from our account each week, knowing that we were in a VERY bad financial situation to begin with. We have left 5 messages with his secretary this week, all have been ignored and we have yet to hear anything back from him or get the money he stole from us put back into our account. His secretary always says that he isn't there when we call. Due to him continueing to take our money he has caused us great financial hardship even worse then we were in previously. I have had to cancel all our accounts and have new ones set up, our accounts are frozen & we will be without any money for 2 wks
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Answered on Aug 31st, 2016 at 7:44 PM

I would suggest that you file a complaint with the Board of Professional Responsibility, which is the board that regulates attorneys.

If you would like to contact me personally by either phone or email, you may do so as follows: Patrick Johnson, Johnson, Scruggs & Barfield, 95 White Bridge Road, S. 508, Nashville, Tennessee, 37205, email:; Cell: 615-646-9417; Office: 615-352-8326

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The vast majority of attorneys act ethically and diligently representing the interests of their clients. But what happens when you hire a lawyer who has a conflict of interest, makes errors in your representation, is negligent or breaches his or her fiduciary duty? In those instances, you may have grounds for a legal malpractice complaint or lawsuit. Law firms that represent the victims of legal malpractice can help you file a complaint with your state's lawyer registration and disciplinary commission, while also filing a civil lawsuit against your former attorney.
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