Joseph P. Haddad, an attorney, was sentenced to jail for 51 months by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in July 2014. Haddad, along with two chiropractors and an unlicensed doctor, was found guilty of defrauding insurance companies of more than $1.7 million.
Haddad and his co-conspirators were fabricating medical reports, drumming up barely injured car accident victims and prescribing them narcotics and chiropractic treatment all in an effort to increase insurance settlements. For years, the group leveraged a network of corrupt healthcare and legal professionals to submit fraudulent personal injury settlement claims to insurance companies.
Because attorneys have access to confidential and valuable information, it is vital that they abide by the Rules of Professional Conduct. When unethical attorneys violate the Rules of Professional Conduct, the consequences for innocent clients can be catastrophic.
Clients may lose many legal and professional rights and opportunities, including:
Unreliable and unethical attorneys can derail entire cases and rob clients of their opportunity hold negligible parties accountable. At our firm, we put clients first. Our clients depend on superior legal research and representation in order to get the compensation they deserve.
It is important to investigate the history, standing and reputation of any firm or attorney with whom you intend to do business. At Arnold Law Firm, we pride ourselves on the level of legal service we provide to our clients.
As practitioners of the law for over 30 years, we are embarrassed to see an attorney engage in fraudulent and greedy conduct. We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the actions of Haddad and other attorneys who exploit their role as officers of the court to break the law. Unethical lawyers perpetuate the myth that all lawyers are corrupt and simply have not yet been caught.
At Arnold Law Firm, our personal injury attorneys and support staff value our role in pursuing justice on behalf of our clients and feel privileged to work with injured patients who are entitled to compensation for their injuries.
Our clients testimonials speak for themselves.
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