Is it legal for an attorney to file false motions with the court? 3 Answers as of January 09, 2012

The plaintiff's attorney allegedly retained co-counsel but, co-counsel never filed an entry of appearance in this case. Co-counsel filed a Motion to Continue-which was granted knowing that he did not file an Entry of Appearance, took defendant's deposition knowing that he did not file an Entry of Appearance. Is this Ethically Legal? Shouldn't there be some form of Canon of Ethics to go after this attorney for filing false motions with the court etc?

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Robert Valles and Associates P.C.
Robert Valles and Associates P.C. | Robert Valles Jr.
No not at all. Especially if he is your attorney. Not all court require you motion to appear.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 1/9/2012
Reeves Law Firm, P.C.
Reeves Law Firm, P.C. | Roy L. Reeves
When the attorney filed a motion, he became counsel of record and therefore did not need to file a notice of appearance.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 1/5/2012
Mark Thiessen, Attorney at Law
Mark Thiessen, Attorney at Law | Mark Thiessen
Even lawyers must be ethical, so this sounds very bad for the lawyer. However, your question is a civil matter and you got directed to a criminal attorney, so maybe try that question again.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 1/5/2012
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