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Good Divorce, Bad Divorce - Karen Winner

Lawyer caught on camera under oath, admits to charging his client more than $300 an hour to get his exercise! Don’t let this happen to you. Contact Karen Winner, Esq. to help you fight legal fee abuse.

Attorney Karen Winner

Tel: 212-337-3464

Guide For Rating Your Lawyer

O U T S T A N D I N G . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • Goes the extra mile for the client
  • Takes pride in work
  • Shows a sense of caring for justice in the matter.
  • Advises against unethical practice even though it may be legal
  • Shows sincere regard for the fact that lives are involved
  • Is willing to report judge or other lawyers who engage in serious misconduct

C O M P E T E N T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • Provides sufficient information to permit the client to make informed decisions
  • Puts clients' interests ahead of lawyer's own interests
  • Has basic working knowledge of facts and law
  • Communicates with client in easy-to-understand manner
  • Explains what's important and when things should happen in case
  • Does not let a client's relatives or other third persons interfere with representation or make decisions affecting representation, even if the third person, such as a spouse, is paying the lawyer.
  • Discloses evidence of a substantial risk of physical or sexual abuse of a child by the attorneys client

S U B S T A N D A R D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • Seems more concerned in obtaining clients money or property than in defending client's rights
  • Keeps client in the dark about significant developments on the case
  • Fails to adequately explain client's rights
  • Fails to prepare client for hearing or trial
  • Acts in threatening, intimidating or bullying manner will client
  • Does not willingly cooperate in the exchange of information and documents
  • Fails to itemize bill for client or explain charges

D A N G E R O U S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • Signs stipulations or agreements with opposing side without getting client's approval
  • Overcharges client using deceptive billing tactics
  • Creates unnecessary or excessive litigation to illegitimately boost legal fees
  • Deceives or intentionally misleads opposing counsel or judge
  • Leads client to believe client is going to trial only to pressure client into settlement at the last minute
  • Show signs of colluding with other side
  • Conceals theft of client's property by creating a deceptive paper or transactional facade to disguise the true nature of what has occurred
  • Breaches confidentiality with client
  • Mishandles case and lies to client to cover up mistakes
  • Refuses to return unearned portion of retainer
  • Dumps client when the client's money runs out
  • Starts sexual relationship with client at the time of representation
Divorced From Justice
"Karen Winner’s groundbreaking exposé of the flagrant denials of due process and judicial abuses inflicted on women in our family courts is a clarion call for legislative action."  
-- 
U.S. CONGRESSMAN JERROLD NADLER

Karen Winner
Attorney at Law
252 West 37th Street
Suite 600
New York, N.Y. 10018
Tel: 212-337-3464
Fax: 212-691-6452

winner@gooddivorcebaddivorce.com
www.WinnerAtLaw.com

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Author Karen Winner Esq testifies before the New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline