Can I Sue an Attorney For Breaching His or Her Fiduciary Duty?

Posted May 19th, 2020.

Categories: Legal Malpractice.

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There are few things worse than hiring an attorney to represent you in a legal matter, only to find that attorney has made your situation that much worse. In many cases, this happens through a breach of fiduciary duty. Attorneys have a fiduciary duty to their clients, which essentially means that they must always act within the restrictions of the law and in their client’s best interests at all times. Unfortunately, this does not always happen, and if it has happened to you, you may be able to sue that attorney with the assistance of our knowledgeable New Jersey legal malpractice firm. Please continue reading and give us a call to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the process ahead.

What constitutes a breach of fiduciary duty?

There are various ways in which an attorney can breach his or her fiduciary duty. They are as follows:

  • Settling cases without their clients’ permission
  • Ignoring clients’ requests
  • Misplacing or losing evidence, files or documents involving your case
  • Committing an act of fraud
  • Having a conflict of interest
  • Failing to file certificates or affidavits of merit
  • Neglecting to perform record searches
  • Failing to calculate damages or payoff amounts
  • Failing to recognize certain taxes
  • Neglecting to file tort claims notices
  • Failing to file a notice of intents when required

Can I sue an attorney for a breach of fiduciary duty?

Fortunately, in most cases, you can. Our knowledgeable New Jersey legal malpractice attorney will gather and analyze all documents and evidence needed to prove that your attorney breached his or her fiduciary duty towards you, the client and that you suffered severe damages as a result in a legal malpractice lawsuit. Of course, we understand that after being let down by one attorney, the last thing you want to do is hire another. However, we are here to assure you that we will always have your best interests at heart. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the process ahead.

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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