Breach of Fiduciary Duty | What This Means For Legal Malpractice Claims

Posted September 1st, 2020.

Categories: Legal Malpractice.

If you are someone who hired an attorney to help you with a legal matter, you most likely expected the attorney to do just that: help. This is because attorneys are sworn to uphold their fiduciary duty towards their clients. Simply put, a fiduciary duty is the duty of an attorney to always work in his or her clients’ best interests, as long as their actions are within the confines of the law. Unfortunately, if you hired an attorney who breached this duty, causing you to lose your case, there is a very good chance that you will have grounds for a legal malpractice claim. Our firm has helped countless individuals fight for the justice they deserve for years, and we know we have what it takes to do the same for you, too. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced New Jersey legal malpractice attorney to learn more about how our firm can help you through every step of the legal process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do I know if my attorney breached his or her fiduciary duty?

Unfortunately, there are many different ways and actions that would constitute a breach of fiduciary duty, some of which are as follows:

  • Inaccurately calculating damages or payoff amounts/forgetting to do so altogether
  • Neglecting to file tort claims notices
  • Deceiving a client or otherwise engaging in fraudulent behavior
  • In certain cases, having a conflict of interest
  • An attorney settling a case without his or her client’s consent
  • An attorney ignoring his client’s requests
  • Losing evidence or other files pertaining to a case
  • Neglecting to file certificates or affidavits of merit

Can I sue an attorney in New Jersey for breaching his or her fiduciary duty?

As long as you have an experienced New Jersey legal malpractice attorney on your side, you should be able to receive the justice you deserve in a legal malpractice lawsuit. Essentially, our firm will work to demonstrate that your initial attorney breached his or her fiduciary duty, or the duty of care, and that because of this, you lost your case and incurred significant damages as a result. The bottom line is that if you believe you have been the victim of legal malpractice, you must not wait another day. We are here to help you–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call so we can get started.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

The Law Offices of Mark S. Guralnick is an experienced and committed legal team for clients throughout the state of New Jersey. Our team effectively serves victims of legal malpractice. If you require the services of a dedicated attorney, please contact The Law Offices of Mark S. Guralnick today for a free consultation.

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