Can I File a Claim Against My Attorney for Deception?

Posted August 17th, 2022.

Categories: Legal Malpractice.

If you recently employed an attorney to represent you in your legal matter, you likely entrusted them to give their best effort to produce the best outcome for your case. Unfortunately, there is a chance that they neglected to do so, and instead only served their own best interests. With that being said, if you believe that your attorney practiced deception in some way, you still have a chance to hold them accountable. Read on to discover how a seasoned New Jersey legal malpractice attorney at The Law Offices of Mark S. Guralnick can help you in your legal malpractice claim.

How can my attorney have practiced deception?

Your attorney may have practiced deception in more ways than you may think, and some are more obvious than others. Some of the most common examples of deceptive behavior are as follows:

  • Your attorney promised you that they would attain a certain outcome in your case, but failed to execute this.
  • Your attorney made misleading advertisements about the services they would provide for you.
  • Your attorney solicited money from you illegally.
  • Your attorney told you that you owe more money than you initially agreed upon.
  • Your attorney tried to sell or procure property to further a scheme or unethical plan.

How can I prove that my attorney practiced deception?

 

For a successful legal malpractice claim, you must prove that your attorney owed you a duty of care and that they ultimately breached that duty of care by deceiving you. Then, you must tie this deception directly to the loss of your case or the sustaining of additional damages.

How long do I have to file a legal malpractice claim in the state of New Jersey?

Like every lawsuit, there is a statute of limitations in place regarding how long you are allowed to take legal action against an at-fault party. Specifically, for legal malpractice claims in the state of New Jersey, the statute of limitations is generally six years from the date that the incident of malpractice occurred. If you miss this deadline even by a day, you will likely permanently lose your right to a lawsuit. This is why it is in your best interest to contact a competent attorney at our legal malpractice law firm located in Cherry Hill at your earliest convenience.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

If you require the services of a dedicated legal malpractice attorney in New Jersey, please contact The Law Offices of Mark S. Guralnick today for a free consultation.

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