Can I Sue an Attorney for Deceptive Behavior?

Posted October 19th, 2021.

Categories: Legal Malpractice.

If you believe that your attorney has wronged you through deceptive behavior, you may be looking to hold them responsible for the damages they have caused you. You may have a valid legal malpractice case if you can prove that your attorney has ultimately caused you to lose your case due to their deceptive behavior which resulted in significant financial damage. Continue reading to learn how you can sue your attorney for deception with the assistance of our experienced New Jersey malpractice attorney. Reach out to our legal team today to schedule your initial consultation and begin your legal process.

What are the most common examples of deceptive behavior by attorneys?

When an individual seeks the assistance of an attorney, they are vulnerable. Being wronged by an attorney will not only break their trust but cause damages to the individual. When an attorney takes advantage of the fact that their clients do not hold the same knowledge and understanding of the law, they may portray deceptive behavior. The following behaviors are the most common examples of deceptive behavior by attorneys:

  • Taking money or property from clients deceptively or unlawfully
  • Stating that the attorney can guarantee a certain outcome or knows the judge
  • The sale, distribution, or procurement of any type of property
  • Publishing advertisements that are untrue, deceptive, or misleading regarding the certification, approval, or sponsorship, approval of the attorney’s legal services
  • Misrepresenting geographic origin
  • Unsolicited invoices, billing statements, or other documents demand a client to pay for services that the client did not receive
  • Lying about how much their services cost

How can I take legal action against an attorney for deception?

If you have been deceived by your attorney, the first step you should take is to hire an attorney who has experience handling legal malpractice lawsuits. Your attorney will gather and present the evidence necessary to file a valid claim. Your attorney will require experienced pursuing civil, administrative, and criminal penalties against the attorney in question. Ii is important that you hold this attorney in question accountable for their actions to ensure that this does not happen to anyone else. To learn more about filing a successful legal malpractice claim, reach out to our experienced New Jersey legal malpractice attorney today to learn how we can help you through every step of the legal process ahead. Our firm is prepared to take on your case when you are ready. Give us a call today to schedule your initial consultation.

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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