When an Attorney Ignores a Client’s Wishes, Is it Considered Malpractice?

Posted February 16th, 2022.

Categories: Legal Malpractice.

Attorneys owe their clients a duty of care. If this duty of care is breached, this is considered legal malpractice. An attorney can breach their duty of care by failing to listen to their client’s objectives and wishes. Attorneys are obligated to consider their client’s wishes. If you believe that your attorney has ignored your wishes and this negligence has caused your case to be negatively impacted, you may have a valid legal malpractice claim. To learn more about filing a legal malpractice claim against your attorney, continue reading. For assistance with your upcoming claim, do not hesitate to contact our New Jersey legal malpractice lawyer. We will do everything in our power to achieve a positive outcome for your case.

Can an attorney be sued for ignoring their client’s wishes?

When an attorney ignores their client’s wishes, this is considered legal malpractice in many cases. For example, when an attorney ignores their client’s wishes and decides to settle their client’s claim without their permission, this is considered legal malpractice.

A client may also have a case of malpractice if an attorney acts against their client’s wishes because they believe their client is not being practical. The attorney should rather advise them of the best course of action rather than go against their wishes without their knowledge.

How to Win a Legal Malpractice Claim after an Attorney Ignored Their Client’s Wishes

There are three steps that you and your legal malpractice attorney must take in order to successfully file a legal malpractice claim. First, you and your attorney will work to prove that the attorney in question owed you a duty of care. Next, you and your attorney will work to prove that the attorney in question breached this duty of care by ignoring your wishes or objectives. To complete this process, you and your attorney will work to prove that this breach of care directly resulted in the loss of your claim or a significant negative impact on the outcome of your claim.

If you believe that you have a valid legal malpractice claim, do not hesitate to contact our experienced firm to get started with this process. We will walk you through each step ahead. To learn more about our services and how we can assist you, give our firm a call today. If you have any further questions about getting started, pick up the phone to schedule your initial consultation with our team.

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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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