A client was involved in multiple legal disputes and wanted to protect some assets. She hired a law firm to review several complex financial documents. The lawyer told the client he knew how to accomplish her goal quickly. The lawyer filed a lawsuit that was dismissed. Instead of learning from that mistake, the lawyer filed the lawsuit again. The lawyer’s plan of action was contrary to clearly established law. The lawsuit failed to accomplish the client’s goal and caused the client to pay a large attorney’s fee to the institution that was sued. As a final insult, the lawyer claimed the client owed him money for the bad advice. The case settled for a confidential amount.