Can I Sue My Attorney if I Believe He Deceived Me?

Posted April 13th, 2021.

Categories: Legal Malpractice.

If you recently hired an attorney to represent you through a pressing legal matter, you most likely expected your attorney would, at the very least, give your case his or her best effort. While most attorneys do, the unfortunate reality is that at times, attorneys do not work in the best interests of their clients, and will instead look to only serve their best interests. That being said, if you sought the assistance of an attorney and you believe that attorney deceived you in some way, there is a very good chance that you are now looking to hold that attorney accountable. Read on and reach out to our New Jersey legal malpractice attorney to learn more about how our firm can help. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do I know if my attorney deceived me?

Unfortunately, attorneys can behave deceptively in more ways than you may think. Some of the most frequent types of attorney deception are as follows:

  • Promising clients that they will attain a certain outcome
  • Making misleading advertisements about the services they can provide
  • Soliciting money from a client illegally
  • Telling a client that he or she owes more money than initially agreed upon
  • Trying to sell or procure property to further a scheme or unethical plan

How can I win a legal malpractice claim?

To win a legal malpractice claim, you must prove that the lawyer in question owed you a duty of care and that he or she breached that duty of care by deceiving you. You will then have to prove that the breach of care resulted in you losing your case or sustaining significant damages as a result. Our firm has handled countless legal malpractice cases over the years, and we are here to handle yours as well.

How long do I have to file a legal malpractice lawsuit in New Jersey?

As with all lawsuits in New Jersey, there is a statute of limitations in place regarding how long you are allowed to take legal action against the liable party. The statute of limitations for legal malpractice claims in New Jersey is, generally, six years from the date the incident of malpractice occurred. If you wait any longer than six years, you will most likely permanently lose your right to sue. Our firm is here to assist you today. All you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.

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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