Is Implementing a Negligent Strategy Grounds for Suing an Attorney?

Posted December 10th, 2019.

Categories: Legal Malpractice.


If you are someone who has recently hired an attorney to help with a legal matter, only to find that he or she carelessly made the situation even worse via a negligent strategy, you are most likely looking to hold that attorney accountable. Fortunately, our experienced legal malpractice attorney is here to help. Please read on to learn more about what our firm can do for you:

What defines a negligent attorney strategy?

There are various ways in which an attorney could behave negligently and harm a client as a result. However, it is well worth noting that you cannot sue an attorney simply because your case did not go as you would have hoped, just as you cannot sue a doctor for prescribing a reasonable treatment without a favorable outcome. That being said, if your attorney chose a strategy that was not aggressive enough–or too aggressive–or unethical, misguided, or too costly, there is a very good chance that you will have valid grounds for a lawsuit against the attorney in question.

However, to win a lawsuit against an attorney, you will have to hire yet another attorney. While understandably, this is perhaps the last thing you want to hear, you can trust that our firm is here to responsibly, faithfully serve you, having your best interest in mind at all times. We will keep you updated throughout the process, and we pledge to tirelessly work to keep your files meticulously organized so we can develop a solid strategy to attain the justice you deserve. Our firm will work to prove that a reasonably prudent attorney would not have made the same mistake and breach of care as the attorney in question in an effort to win you the compensation you need.

What are some different ways in which an attorney could behave negligently, or develop a negligent strategy?

There are several ways in which an attorney could diverge from traditional methods and further harm their client as a result. Some examples of negligent attorney strategy are as follows:

  • Failing to consider tax consequences of a lawsuit
  • Ignoring the obligation to retain, prepare, and employ suitable expert witnesses
  • Using an unworkable theme for the trial
  • Delaying work on a case under the assumption that a settlement offer will improve
  • Overlooking insurance implications
  • Permitting a member of the client to dictate the case’s direction
  • Inadequately fighting pre-trial motions
  • Failing to file the proper cross-motions
  • Neglecting to identify, examine and prepare witnesses for trial

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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