Legal Malpractice

When an attorney's actions cause negligence, a breach of fiduciary duty or a breach of contract, this is considered legal malpractice. In order to prove that your attorney has caused you harm, you must show that the lawyer's acts were not just a result of poor strategy, but was a result of errors, such as failing to file your lawsuit within a certain amount of time. Below are a few common scenarios of legal malpractice:

  • Lawyers who miss the statute of limitations
  • Lawyers who fail to interview crucial witnesses
  • Lawyers who fail to return calls or answer emails
  • Lawyers who fail to sue the proper parties
  • Failing to give timely notice of tort claim under federal or state law
  • Failing to serve timely Notice of Intents in state medical malpractice cases
  • Failing to serve timely Affidavit or Certificate of Merits in malpractice cases
  • Failing to perform conflict-of-interest check
  • Neglecting pre-trial deadlines
  • Ignoring pre-trial discovery opportunities (such as depositions and subpoenas)
  • Forgetting to respond to the adversary’s discovery requests
  • Neglecting to retain an expert witness (or the proper expert witness)
  • Misunderstanding the law or the procedure.
  • Misapplying the law to the facts of the case
  • Settling a case without a client’s consent
  • Ignoring the client’s wishes
  • Making an error in a record search
  • Making a mathematical error in calculating damages or payoff amounts
  • Misplacing evidence or files or other important papers
  • Failing to account for tax consequences of a settlement
  • Failing to advise a client about insurance considerations
  • Failing to address Medicaid and Medicare liens on settlements
  • Failing to address workers compensation liens on settlements
  • Failing to address child support liens on settlements
  • Failing to address doctor’s liens, health care liens and letters of protection.
  • Negligently delegating work to inexperienced lawyer without supervising them
  • Negligently referring work to other law firms or lawyers without the client’s permission.
  • Negligently referring work to other lawyers without screening them first.

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