Lawyer Stripped of License After Misuse of Funds

11/17/2008 | Legal Malpractice

Thomas Peer loses his leg in a motorcycle accident and hires a personal injury attorney to sue the at-fault driver.  As if losing his leg wasn't bad enough, his lawyer tells him the at-fault driver doesn't have much insurance to cover his injuries. Well, a small settlement is better than no settlement--until your lawyer decides to spend it on his own child support payments and office expenses. The bar has stripped him of his law license, but that doesn't put any money into Thomas' pocket.