Legal Question in Legal Ethics in California

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.

Asked on 9/25/13, 6:41 am

3 Answers from Attorneys

Timothy McCormick Libris Solutions - Dispute Resolution Services

Yes. The judgment should have been reported to the State Bar as well. File a complaint with the State Bar.

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Answered on 9/25/13, 7:45 am

Anthony Roach Law Office of Anthony A. Roach

I agree with Mr. McCormick.

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Answered on 9/25/13, 8:55 am
Joel Selik

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.

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Answered on 9/25/13, 9:06 am

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