Can I Sue an Attorney for a Breach of Fiduciary Duty?

Posted December 8th, 2020.

Categories: Legal Malpractice.

Oftentimes, when people have serious legal matters that need dealing with, they turn to attorneys to help in any way they can. It is not easy to become an attorney, and it takes years of schooling and experience, which is why in most cases, we do not consider that our attorney will neglect his or her duties when we can on his or her service. Furthermore, attorneys have a fiduciary duty towards their clients, which means they are legally obligated to serving their best interests at all times, and a breach of fiduciary duty can cause serious legal issues for their client. For this very reason, if you believe that your attorney breached his or her fiduciary duty to you, the client, there is a very good chance that you will be able to hold that attorney accountable for his or her actions. Please read on and reach out to our knowledgeable New Jersey legal malpractice attorney to learn more about what constitutes a breach of fiduciary duty and how our firm can help. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What constitutes a breach of fiduciary duty?

There are various mistakes and actions that may qualify as a breach of fiduciary duty, including the following:

  • Not calculating damages or payoff amounts properly
  • Failing to calculate damages altogether
  • Losing a client’s file
  • Losing evidence pertaining to a client’s case
  • Having conflicts of interests is sometimes considered a breach of fiduciary duty
  • Failing to file tort claims notices
  • Engaging in illicit or fraudulent activity
  • Settling a client’s case without his or her consent

Will I have a case if I am looking to sue an attorney for malpractice?

To successfully sue an attorney for a breach of fiduciary duty, you and your New Jersey legal malpractice attorney will have to prove several things. First, you must prove that your attorney owed you a duty of care, that the attorney breached that duty of care, and that you lost your case or otherwise sustained significant damages as a result. Our firm has won countless legal malpractice claims in the past, and we are ready to do everything in our power to help you attain the justice you deserve as well. Give our experienced legal malpractice firm a call today so we can start fighting for your rights.

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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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