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Problems happen . . . from overcharges, to poor communication, to conflicts of interest – to questions of competence and more serious matters of ethics, honesty, or malpractice. But don't assume "you can't win against a lawyer." We can help.

PeopleClaim helps level the playing field. We give you ways to fight back and assert your rights, and let others – including regulators – know about your problem. If you believe you're being taken advantage of by a lawyer or law firm, try PeopleClaim's simple and free online resolution process to help get your complaint settled.

Know your rights:

Your Consumer Bill of Rights for the Legal Services Industry

Your have right to:
  1. A cost efficient defense or representation. This means that all things being equal, your lawyer must provide the most time and cost efficient pathway to providing you with legal services.
  2. Estimate of full costs of representation and early notification of events or circumstances likely cause changes to actual billing vs estimated costs.
  3. Full disclosure of hour billing rates for any legal personal likely to be working on your case or representation.
  4. Fully Itemized billing statements- this means statements that disclose actual hours expended by any legal personal and with their hourly billing rates.
  5. Thorough and competent work
  6. Disclosure of any disciplinary actions by the law firm or its partners or associates working on your case, including any disbarment or suspension of license from any jurisdiction.

Is PeopleClaim right for your problem?

Use PeopleClaim for your legal services-related complaints or everyday disputes with businesses, professionals, government agencies, or individuals. PeopleClaim can help resolve most disputes online without lawyers or other intermediaries.

PeopleClaim is a fairness-based system. Just tell your story and explain why you've been treated unfairly; PeopleClaim will do the rest.

  • File for free or add premium options
  • Resolve any dispute, anywhere
  • Get the resolution you want

The Consumer Bill of Rights Project: New and Better Rights from Crowdsourced Feedback

  • Encourage greater public participation in crafting and prompting consumer-driven rules, regulations, and laws.
  • Keep consumers informed about their rights and responsibilities for any industry or government agency.
  • Engage bloggers, media, and their readers to help industry standards relevant, fair, and evolving.
  • Help promote best practices for every industry.
  • Provide a helpful publicly-generated set of standards for fair dispute resolution.

Who may contribute? Anyone with an opinion about consumer rights or responsibilities for a specific industry – including bloggers, consumer advocates, legal professionals, industry participants, and consumers.

How does a right get added? With feedback from the public, our volunteer editors will review, debate, and include relevant rights and responsibilities. The list is organic and will evolve as new suggestions are contributed and as consumer needs change in any given industry.

Law Firms: 7 Common Complaints:

  • Unexpectedly large bills
  • Late billing
  • Block billing rather than itemized
  • Won't return phone calls and emails
  • Didn't explain risks and potential costs of a case
  • Failed to show up for meetings or court dates
  • Didn't provide competent representation

How PeopleClaim can help:

  • State your claim — just tell them why you aren't happy.
  • Propose a settlement — request a billing adjustment, improved service, policy change, whatever your situation calls for.
  • File your claim — in private, or have it post publicly if unresolved. (Your personal information isn't posted.) Public posting is a powerful incentive for prompt settlement, and lets others review and comment on your claim.
  • Get it settled — the other party can agree to your terms, reject them, or make a counteroffer. Posted claims remain online until settled to YOUR satisfaction.
*IMPORTANT: PeopleClaim is a public dispute resolution system, independent of the BBB, small claims court, or other dispute resolution services. PeopleClaim is not a law firm and does not provide legal services, opinions, or advice. PeopleClaim facilitates peer-to-peer negotiation and resolution and crowdsourced input on issues of fairness to help resolve complaints. Users should contact professional legal counsel on any matters of law or regulation regarding their claims. PeopleClaim does not review or evaluate the merits of claims submitted through its site, and users are solely responsible for all content filed in their claims.