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There's good lawyerin, and bad lawyerin.
I think my lawyer falls into the second category. Does anyone know what the deal is with filing a grievance on a lawyer? Is it like shooting a rhino with a .22, and will only piss him off, ultimately getting me stomped to death? Will it seriously shit in his cheerios? Do i get any sort of satisfaction besides the fact that his cheerios have been shat in?
Long story short: He represented me in a case against the seller of my house. We won (sort of... settled), and now the plaintiff refuses to pay, or even show up to court. The last resort is a body attachment warrant, which i asked my lawyer to file. He said he did it (a lie), ignored my calls and emails for a time, said he would do it (another lie), ignored me again, and then lied about filing it a third time. This is over about a 6 month period.
I essentially wrote him a letter and said that i thought he was pretty lax in representing me, and my lawyer friends said i should probably file a grievance. he is now acting like a butthurt prick, and trying to pawn me off on another lawyer. Saying: he doesn't feel comfortable filing this or representing me further, and would have to charge me at his normal rates to file the paperwork. i don't want to give this jerkoff another dime, let alone have him represent me further. Honestly, i don't want to give his buddy any money either. i basically said in my letter: i don't want to file a grievance, b/c it gets me nowhere as far as getting this judgement. I just want him to do what he said he'd do 6 months ago. Now i think i would like to kick this guy's dick in the dirt on principle.
Am i being needlessly petty? i don't mind being petty, as long as i'm not being unreasonable. What say you H/A'ers?
I really hope my posts on these boards can be mined for evidence when i finally snap and go Falling Down, i'd like my insanity defense to be ironclad.