When you hire a lawyer to represent you, it’s important to know the law before you hire them.
But, as lawyers can’t represent everyone, they’re often not trained in the legal process, which can result in some confusion.
We asked law firm Kirkland & Stratton to look into a situation in which a child’s father sued his lawyer after his lawyer failed to properly supervise the attorney.
According to the suit, the father had a reputation for being difficult and abusive to his child, but the lawyer was not trained to handle the situation.
Kirkland, which is based in Philadelphia, is representing the father in a wrongful termination lawsuit against the lawyer.
“The firm was not equipped to handle this kind of litigation, let alone one that involved a child,” Kirkland attorney Daniel A. Schaffer told the Washington Post.
In the lawsuit, the plaintiff alleges that Kirkland had a policy of not letting a lawyer handle family law cases.
The firm is also facing a class action lawsuit from a former client, who alleges Kirkland has a “zero-tolerance” policy on hiring new lawyers.