What are the Differences Between an Ethics Violation and Legal Malpractice?

Posted July 27th, 2021.

Categories: Legal Malpractice.

One of the most frequently asked questions regarding legal malpractice is “What is the difference between an ethics violation and legal malpractice?” To better understand the difference between the two, continue reading. If you have any further questions regarding this topic, do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced legal malpractice attorney who can assist you. Our firm is prepared to take on your claim today. Reach out to our firm to schedule your initial consultation.

What is the difference between an ethics violation and legal malpractice?

Legal malpractice is defined as negligence, a breach of contract, or a breach of fiduciary duty by an attorney that has resulted in harm to their client.

An ethics violation is something that violates a company’s documented code of ethics, missions, vision, and culture.

However, an ethics violation does not mean you have grounds for a legal malpractice case, though some ethics violations are disgraceful and a valid reason to have an attorney removed from the Bar. Some examples of ethics violations include attorneys ignoring client’s calls or emails, failing to notify a client of a settlement payment, and much more. These acts are reprehensive forms or behavior for an attorney. Failure to honestly and efficiently assist their clients through the legal process can be a breach of their duty of care. However, the difference between an ethics violation and legal malpractice is that in order to have a valid legal malpractice claim, the individual will have to prove that their attorney’s negligence caused them to sustain significant damages to win a legal malpractice claim.

In order to have a valid legal malpractice lawsuit, you will prove that, had it not been for the attorney in questions’ negligent, you would have won your case. This will be done with the assistance of an experienced legal malpractice attorney who will fight to right this wrong. To begin this process, reach out to our legal malpractice firm to learn more about our services and how we can assist your upcoming claim. Our firm has helped countless individuals file their legal malpractice claims for years and is prepared to do the same for you. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our knowledgeable attorney today to schedule your initial consultation. You do not need to go through this process alone. We are here to help.

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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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