In California, is an unsatisfied judgment from a legal malpractice action a basis for disciplinary proceedings for an attorney? She is not insured and unwilling to pay.
3 Answers from Attorneys
Yes. The judgment should have been reported to the State Bar as well. File a complaint with the State Bar. calbar.ca.gov
I agree with Mr. McCormick.
Yes, it may subject the attorney to additional discipline, but you should not look to the State Bar to collect the judgment for you, you should use the tools of collection, such as levy, garnishment, and examination.