Can I Sue My Attorney for Committing Fraud?
Posted September 14th, 2021.
Categories: Legal Malpractice.
If you believe that your attorney has committed fraud and deceived you as their client, it is important that you retain the services of an experienced legal malpractice attorney who will assist you in holding the attorney in question accountable for their actions. To learn more about taking legal action against your attorney, continue reading and reach out to our skilled legal malpractice firm. Give us a call today to discuss our services and to learn more about how we can assist you in your upcoming legal process.
Can I sue my attorney for fraud?
It is possible for attorneys to be sued for committing fraud and deceit on their clients. Attorney fraud is defined by the following steps occurring:
- An attorney makes a material misrepresentation of fact when they know it is false with the intent that the client will rely upon it or act upon it in any way
- When the client does rely upon or act upon this material misrepresentation of fact and is damaged as a result, this is considered fraud
- Fraud can also occur when an attorney makes a material omission of fact or conceals information that should have been disclosed and the client relies to his detriment on the absence of necessary information
Legal malpractice based on fraud may occur in the following ways:
- Misrepresentation of expenses, court costs, or fees
- Fraudulent credentials by the attorney to induce their hire
- Misrepresentation of the law
- Fraudulent failure to reveal major milestones
- Fraudulent assurances that work was being performed
- Fraudulent failure-to-disclose court conferences and hearings
- Fraudulent concealment of court orders or other court papers
- Fraudulent concealment of records or letters provided by the opposing side
- Fraudulent promises that were not fulfilled
- Misrepresentation of settlement offer to induce the client to take a higher or lower figure
- Diversion or misappropriation of settlement funds or paid judgment accompanied by a fraudulent explanation for why the client has not received full payment of the rightful share of funds
If you believe that you have a valid legal malpractice case against your attorney who has committed fraud, it is important that you take action today. Give our experienced legal malpractice attorney a call today to discuss the next steps you should take to hold this attorney in question accountable for their actions. We are prepared to assist you today.
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