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Linda Streeter devotes her practice to the defense of professional liability claims, with particular focus on the defense of attorneys in malpractice …

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The Collection Gamble

Suits by lawyers against their former clients for unpaid fees are more than simple collections actions. Attorneys need to consider the potential consequences of pursuing former clients for fees before they take the gamble. Invariably, when attorneys sue their clients over fees, the clients look back at the quality of the representation, think of something the attorney could (should) have done differently to obtain a better result and often end up filing a cross-complaint for malpractice. Or, the client files a malpractice action preemptively, to avoid a suit for fees. More ›

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