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AM I BEING BADMOUTHED BY AN ATTORNEY?

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The last attorney I had refused to answer or return my phone calls.

She made a decision, without informing me, to withdraw two appeals via her "contact" at the St Petersburg VA Regional Office that I had submitted for hearing loss and tinnitus 

 

I revoked her legal representation.

 

This attorney refuses to waive the legal fees.

I have tried, without success, to obtain new legal representation by other law firms.

Once I send the law firm the letter they request showing where I released my former attorney, usually in a day or two, I get contacted informing me they will not be able to take my appeals.

One attorney told me he was going to call and speak with my former attorney before he took my case.

After their discussion, he declined to represent me.

I have asked other law firms why they refused to take my appeals, and the standard response is, "We are declining representation and by our actions of refusal of representation does not indicate that your appeals are without merit.."

 

 

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In my humble opinion, If this Julie refuses to waive her legal fees you are sunk.  No other lawyer that I know of would take a vet's case pro bono.  I think some lawyers are not good people.

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You propose that if I hire a new attorney, that this attorney will have to work for free unless this former attorney waives legal fees?

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A lot of it depends on how much time and work she or her office personal put into your claim??

, you should have check with her when you found out she never filed on these claims you requested (hearing loss and tinnitus) and ask her why she fail to file on them?

she may have had a plan on working your claims separate or something like that?..we don't know what all is going on...

 I was thinking Julie Glover was a Reputable Attorney  B/C  Member broncovet has used her services and seem to like her  but I don't think he uses her now  not sure why? he has Attorney Chris Attig helping him now. as I understand.

you may try to get back on her good side and apologize to her and say you were wrong  having her revoked..its hard to revoke an attorney anyway  it can be done  but with in reason and it takes a long time for the revoke to go through. it could take a year or two..so for this reason you really need to get back into her good grace. jmo

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Represent yourself or get an VSO to represent you since they are free. Lawyers are overrated anyways. Just my opinion. 

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Other  Reputable Rep's won't represent him if he has hired an attorney  this includes VSO's  and other Rep's

Revoking a certified VA Attorney is not eazy / He might get lucky and find one that will but will probably be a dud.

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