Is It Legal Malpractice for an Attorney to Ignore a Client’s Wishes?

Posted October 5th, 2021.

Categories: Legal Malpractice.

Every attorney owes their clients a duty of care. When this duty of care is breached by failing to listen to their client’s objectives and wishes, this is considered legal malpractice. Attorneys are under the obligation to consider their client’s wishes. Continue reading to learn more about legal malpractice cases regarding an attorney ignoring their client’s wishes.

If you believe that your attorney has ignored your wishes which led to a negative impact on your case, you may have a valid legal malpractice claim. Retain the services of our experienced legal malpractice attorney to learn more about taking legal action to hold the attorney in question accountable.

Can I take legal action if my attorney ignored my wishes?

It is considered, in many cases, to be legal malpractice when an attorney ignores their client’s wishes. One of the most common examples of an attorney ignoring their client’s wishes is when they decide to settle their client’s claim without their permission.

If an attorney acts against their client’s wishes because they believe they are not being practical, their client may also have a case of malpractice. Instead of going against their wishes, the attorney should advise them of the best course of action rather than acting against their wishes without your knowledge. If you believe that your attorney has acted against your wishes, you likely have a valid claim.

How can I win a legal malpractice claim?

In order to successfully file a legal malpractice claim and to win a legal malpractice claim, there are three steps for you and your legal malpractice attorney to take. The first step you will take is to prove that the attorney is question owed you a duty of care. Next, you will work to prove that the attorney in question breached that duty of care by ignoring your wishes or objectives. Finally, you and your attorney will prove that this specific breach of care resulted in the loss of your claim or a significant negative impact on the outcome of your claim.

To get started with this process, do not hesitate to reach out to our experience and knowledgeable legal malpractice attorney. We will walk you through the steps of the legal process ahead and work to hold the attorney in question accountable for their negligence. Give us a call with any further questions you may have regarding your upcoming claim.

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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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