Lawyer Relationship

Before you take the step of filing a grievance against the attorney, I would recommend you consult with another attorney to get a second opinion on your.

Regardless of how the situation between you and the attorney is resolved the case will not be reopened and the agreement will not be set aside. However, if your lawyer did not represent you adequately you may be entitled to monetary damage from that attorney.

Helena M. Nevicosi
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.787.6361 main fax

301 McCullough Drive
Suite 510
Charlotte, NC 28262
Main Voice: 704.307.4600
Main Fax: 704.943.0044

1829 East Franklin Street, Bldg 600
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
919.321.0780 main phone
919.787.6668 main fax


The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.

I am now divorced, I was the homemaker in the family, I hired a lawyer, and my financial situation is very bad. I had faith when I hired my lawyer that he/she would work for my benefit during the divorce proceedings. That has/was not the case and about two weeks ago I sent a very lenghty 6 page letter to him/her as summary of what has transpired during our almost two year relationship. After two weeks of not hearing back, I prepared another letter terminating him/her as my legal representative. Yesterday, I finally received a response back (our letters passing each other in the mail) with no response at all, just a form to sign stating his/her withdrawal as my attorney. My questions; #1) I am considering filing Code of Ethics Violations with the Disciplinary Counsel of NC (I am not this type person to do this and feel a bit hesistate, but I also spent over $6,000 with him/her and today much more educated our divorce law and legal proceedings), #2) if found guilty of any violations how does the judge view this as a result of previous agreements/judgements between my ex-wife an I and our lawyer representatives…does it matter?, and #3) if I do not file any violations can I go before the judge as Pro Se and explain his/her withdrawal and ask for any previous agreements/judgements to be annuled and the cases re-opened. Thank you for your assistance.