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Why Does the Public Have a Negative Opinion of Lawyers?

Without a doubt, I’m sure that you have heard jokes about lawyers. You may even have a few of your own. My question is why do people have such a negative opinion of lawyers?

Since I’ve become an attorney, I have listened to the horror stories of several disgruntled individuals who have fired their lawyer and needed someone else to handle their case. While I haven’t kept track of their complaints, there were a few common threads that stuck with me:

  1. Poor Communication. By far the biggest complaint that I have heard from people is that their lawyer did not return their phone calls.
  2. They Charged Me Too Much Money.
  3. They Didn’t “Fight” For Me.

Please comment with your thoughts on this topic.

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  1. Balaji
    March 6, 2011 at 1:23 am

    yes, very poor communication, no calls from them and even they dont update via SMS also.

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