Over the past five years, Rhein Law LLC has consistently provided quality representation to individuals and small businesses who had been harmed by the negligence, incompetence, and dishonesty of others. We are proud of our results and stand ready to solve whatever legal problem you are facing. Some of our recent wins are described below:
Rhein Obtains Policy Limits Settlement for Family of Wrongful Death Victim
Rhein and co-counsel represented family of woman who had tragically died of Steven Johnson syndrome due to nursing home neglect. The clients’ former lawyer had sued the wrong entity and failed to correct the error in time, resulting in dismissal of the clients’ case with prejudice. Rhein brought the claim against the former lawyer’s professional liability insurance, resulting in a policy-limits settlement for the client.
Rhein Strikes Back for Fraud Victim
Rhein represented a small business owner who was being wrongfully sued for breach of a contract and threatened by a franchisor. Rhein counterclaimed against the plaintiff for fraud and civil RICO and aggressively prepared the case for trial. After Rhein conducted multiple depositions, the plaintiff dismissed the breach of contract claim and paid Rhein’s client a substantial settlement for fraud, including punitive damages.
Rhein Holds Personal Injury Lawyer Accountable for Missing Statute of Limitations
Rhein represented a woman who had suffered a serious back injury during a car accident. The client’s former lawyer failed to file a lawsuit against the responsible driver and then withdrew from the case after trying to cover up his negligence. Rhein sued the former lawyer for legal malpractice, resulting in a confidential settlement.
Rhein Overturns Murder Conviction in Georgia Supreme Court
Rhein represented a man who had been unfairly convicted of murdering a security guard in Fulton County during a drive-by shooting with an AK-47 assault rifle. Rhein entered the case as the third lawyer on appeal and successfully argued “plain error” in failing to charge the jury on the requirement of accomplice corroboration. Neither of the client’s previous lawyers had raised the issue.
Rhein Obtains Mediated Settlement for Rear-ended Driver
Rhein represented a woman who had been seriously injured in a high-speed collision that caused relatively little damage to the vehicles. Three prior law firms had withdrawn from the case due to conflicting physical evidence and the client’s preexisting medical conditions. Rhein entered the case as the fourth lawyer and used the client’s extensive medical record to negotiate a favorable settlement for the client at mediation.
Rhein Wins Judgment for Fraud and Breach of Contract
Rhein represented an investor who had hired a fraudulent contractor to gut-renovate an entire home. The contractor lied about having various licenses and skills, and then performed substandard and incomplete services. Rhein sued the contractor and, with the help of expert testimony, obtained a full judgment for the client.
Rhein Holds Medical Professional Accountable for Physical Attack on Girlfriend
Rhein represented a woman whose former boyfriend, a medical professional, had physically assaulted her in a fit of rage. The defendant ultimately settled at mediation on the terms demanded by the victim.
Rhein Overturns Dismissal of Personal Injury Case in Court of Appeals
The Georgia Court of Appeals reverses dismissal of pro se complaint by woman who suffered nerve damage during a routine blood draw at her doctor’s office. The trial court had dismissed the complaint because the plaintiff pleaded her case as “medical malpractice” but failed to include a required affidavit of a medical expert under Rule 9.1. On appeal, Rhein argued that the complaint stated a claim for simple negligence and battery rather than medical malpractice, because a phlebotomist is not a medical professional and the plaintiff’s complaint alleged lack of informed consent. The Court of Appeals agreed and reinstated the client’s personal injury case.
Rhein Removes Default Judgment and Secures Dismissal
Insurance company had sued a responsible driver in subrogation for a car accident and obtained a default judgment without the defendant’s knowledge, resulting in a suspended driver’s license and thousands of dollars of debt. The client found Rhein two years later. Rhein filed a motion to set aside the judgment for want of jurisdiction due to a hidden procedural error. The trial court agreed and vacated the judgment and dismissed the case, relieving the client of liability and reinstating the client’s suspended driver’s license.
Rhein Gets Lightning-Fast Settlement for Back Injury Victim
Rhein represented an Uber driver who had suffered a back injury. The client’s former lawyer had stopped communicating with the client for several months and was letting important evidence get stale. Rhein entered the case as the second lawyer and began to aggressively prepare the case for trial. Within one month, Rhein settled the case for twenty times more than the client’s former lawyer had been able to obtain.
Rhein Holds Lawyer Accountable for Theft of Client Funds
Rhein represented client who alleged that her former lawyer had stolen part of her personal injury settlement. Rhein sued the former lawyer for an equitable accounting and secured a confidential settlement at mediation.
Rhein Protects Condominium Owner from Unreasonable Attorney’s Fees
Rhein defended owner of condominium in lawsuit for unpaid attorney’s fees. Rhein carefully examined the plaintiff’s records and developed a creative argument about why the fees were unreasonable. Plaintiff’s counsel laughed at Rhein all the way up to trial, until Rhein persuaded the trial judge to rule in his client’s favor and won a judgment of “no liability.”
Rhein Secures Recovery for Victim of Wire Fraud
Rhein represented cash home buyer who had fallen victim to a wire fraud scheme due to inadequate security procedures by the real estate agent and closing law firm. The defendants knew that their email system had been hacked but failed to notify the client before criminals used the law firm’s email account to send fraudulent wiring instructions. Rhein sued the closing firm and real estate agent for negligence, resulting in full repayment of the missing funds plus attorney’s fees for the client.
Rhein Forces Homeowner’s Insurance to Pay Contested Claim
Rhein represented a homeowner whose insurance company refused to pay a large, contested claim. Rhein threatened to sue the insurance company for bad faith and obtained full payment of the claim plus compensation for attorney’s fees within 60 days.
Rhein Negotiates Favorable Settlement for Injured Ride-Share Passenger
Rhein represented a military veteran who had been injured due to distracted driving when his rideshare driver started looking at a cell phone app while exiting the highway. The client’s former lawyer withdrew from the case after the client demanded more frequent communication. Rhein entered the case as the second lawyer, persuaded the former lawyer to waive his claim for fees, and obtained a favorable settlement for the client within 90 days.
Rhein Wins Fraud Judgment
Rhein represented a woman whose former boyfriend defrauded her of a large sum of money and then lied to cover up his scheme. When Rhein finished his cross-examination of the defendant, the judge found beyond a preponderance of the evidence that the defendant’s testimony was not credible and entered judgment for Rhein’s client for the entire sum.
Rhein Secures Release of Attorney’s Lien
Rhein represented a woman whose former attorney filed an unfair lien on her personal injury settlement. Rhein and his co-counsel presented evidence that the former attorney had settled the underlying case without authorization and was therefore liable to the client for legal malpractice. The former attorney ultimately agreed to release the lien and his claim for fees and paid the client additional funds to settle her allegations of legal malpractice.