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Question: My Divorce Attorney has lost over 500 pages of my families financial records.I have been closing accounts, fear of foul play. Should he be held accountable - what can I do, as he chose to ignore it.

Answer:

Where an attorney’s negligence can be proved, she/he can be sued for legal malpractice, provided you can also prove that you suffered “Damages” (specified/quantified losses) which directly result from the negligent acts. These types of lawsuits really should be referred to a new attorney malpractice specialist, who usually accept cases on “contingency” if they believe your case can be won. A consultation will often help a person determine whether they should continue to fight the matter. 

This website has for links to legal assistance or you can locate one of the newer, inexpensive attorney service groups in Arizona by a simple internet search..

Although this will not directly affect a malpractice lawsuit, you can also report this attorney’s misconduct to the State Bar of Arizona. All Arizona-licensed lawyers must follow the Rules of Professional Conduct.  The State Bar of Arizona is responsible for investigating complaints regarding lawyer's misconduct. If you have any questions about an Arizona lawyer's conduct, call the State Bar of Arizona's Attorney/Consumer Assistance Program (A/CAP) at 800.319.0514 x7280. However, before making that call, they request you read the information on this webpage. http://www.azbar.org/LawyerConcerns

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