What Is the Difference Between Legal Malpractice and an Ethics Violation?

Posted December 7th, 2021.

Categories: Legal Malpractice.

When it comes to the topic of legal malpractice, one of the most frequently asked questions is “What is the difference between legal malpractice and an ethics violation?” Continue reading to learn the answer to this question and more. If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding legal malpractice, do not hesitate to reach out to our New Jersey legal malpractice attorney who will walk you through each step of the process ahead. If you are looking to file a legal malpractice claim, our firm is prepared to assist you. Give our legal team a call today to schedule your initial consultation. Our legal team is prepared to take on your case when you are ready.

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

Legal malpractice refers to the negligence, breach of contract, or breach of fiduciary duty of an attorney which resulted in the direct harm of their client. An ethics violation refers to a violation of a company’s documented code of ethics, missions, vision, and culture. Examples of ethics violations include an attorney failing to notify a client of a settlement payment, ignoring a client’s calls or emails, and much more.

Ethics violations are reprehensive forms of behavior for an attorney. Though some ethics violations are valid reasons to have an attorney removed from the Bar, an ethics violation does not mean that you have grounds for a legal malpractice case.  The difference between an ethics violation and legal malpractice is that a valid legal malpractice claim relies on the victim proving that their attorney’s negligence caused them to sustain significant damages.

Filing a valid legal malpractice lawsuit requires the individual to prove that if the attorney in question was not negligent, they would have won their case. To do so, it is important that you retain the services of an experienced New Jersey legal malpractice attorney who will assist you in righting this wrong.

To learn more about our firm and how we can assist you with your upcoming claim, do not hesitate to reach out to our team today. Our firm has assisted countless clients with their claims for years. We are prepared to do the same for you. Give our firm a call today to get started by scheduling your initial consultation. You do not need to proceed on your own. We are prepared 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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