Sunday, May 6, 2007

New Website Exposes Lousy Lawyers

An unusual new Website,, is not a gripe site but an educational tool for consumers who need to hire lawyers. includes lists of lawyers disciplined by various state bar associations, sued for malpractice, and/or indicted on criminal charges. Viewers can click links to the legal documents that support this information.

The Website is an example of the type of research consumers need to do before hiring a lawyer. Consumer advocate and author Gloria Grening Wolk failed to do this research on her own behalf, when she hired a lawyer recommended by another attorney. Now she is suing an attorney who she claims extorted money from her.

"I learned the hard way," said Wolk, who used research to help another victim of lawyers find a competent, trustworthy attorney in another state.

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