When you seek the services of an attorney, you expect that he or she will deliver a satisfactory resolution, or, at minimum, abide by expected standards of professional conduct. Unfortunately, not all attorneys are professional, prompt, or reliable. Many miss deadlines, fail to obtain client consent, or outright attempt to defraud their clients. Fortunately, recourse is available for clients who suffer as a result of legal negligence.
Obtaining a judgment for a past-due account may be only the first step in recovering funds that are owed to you. While a judgment is a court order to make payment on a debt that is owed, the person who owes the funds will often disregard the judgment unless you force collection. When this occurs, your only option may be to hire an attorney who understands how to enforce a judgment.