If my attorney filed a motion to dismiss my appeal without telling me, can something be done about it? 4 Answers as of July 16, 2013

My attorney filed a motion to dismiss my appeal without asking me. I would never have dropped the appeal. He did this. Is there anything I can do about it?

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Durham Jones & Pinegar | Erven Nelson
Yes, you can sue him for malpractice unless (i) he had a very good reason for doing so, or (ii) it has not hurt your case.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 7/16/2013
Benson Law Firm
Benson Law Firm | David Benson
That depends on the reason your attorney gave for dropping the appeal.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Replied: 7/14/2013
The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC
The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC | Darren Aronow
You can sue him for malpractice if you have a case.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 7/14/2013
Janke Legal Consulting | Bruce C. Janke
I don't understand why he filed a motion to dismiss an appeal that he filed. The appellant (through his/her attorney) can simply file a dismissal.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/14/2013
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