Am I Eligible for a Lawsuit if My Attorney Acted Fraudulent?
Posted September 28th, 2022.
Categories: Legal Malpractice.
If you believe that your attorney acted fraudulent or otherwise deceptive when representing you in a lawsuit, you cannot let them get away with this negligent behavior. Rather, you must take matters into your own hands and hold them accountable via a legal malpractice claim. Follow along to unpack how to resolve whether your attorney truly committed fraud and how a proficient New Jersey legal malpractice attorney at The Law Offices of Mark S. Guralnick can assist you in making this determination.
How do I resolve whether my attorney’s actions were fraudulent?
Your attorney’s actions can be deemed as fraudulent if the following apply:
- Your attorney intentionally made a material misrepresentation of fact, with the knowledge that you would rely upon it or act upon it in any way.
- Your attorney intentionally made a material omission of fact, with the knowledge that you would rely to their detriment on the absence of necessary information.
- Your attorney intentionally concealed information that should have been disclosed, with the knowledge that you would rely to their detriment on the absence of necessary information.
Am I eligible for a legal malpractice lawsuit if my attorney’s actions were fraudulent?
Overall, The American Bar Association Model Rules of Professional Conduct prohibits attorneys from engaging in any sort of dishonest behavior, both inside and outside of the courtroom. In this case, you are eligible to sue for legal malpractice if your attorney’s actions are fraudulent. Such fraudulent actions include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Falsifying credentials to induce their hire.
- Fraudulently failing to reveal major milestones.
- Fraudulently assuring that work was being performed
- Fraudulently failing to disclose court conferences and hearings.
- Fraudulently concealing court orders or other court papers.
- Fraudulently concealing records or letters provided by the opposing side.
- Fraudulently promising things that were not fulfilled.
- Misrepresenting a settlement offer to induce you to take a higher or lower figure.
- Misrepresenting expenses, court costs, or fees.
- Misappropriating settlement funds or paid judgment accompanied by a fraudulent explanation for why you have not received full payment of the rightful share of funds.
- Otherwise misrepresenting the law in any way.
With all things considered, if you believe that any of the above scenarios apply to you, you must kickstart your legal malpractice claim as soon as you possibly can. Rest assured, our legal malpractice law firm located in Cherry Hill is ready to stand by your side in the upcoming legal proceedings. Give us a call today.
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