Legal Malpractice



Legal malpractice occurs when a lawyer fails to render competent professional service to a client and the client is damages as a result of the failure. The three major theories of liability are negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract. To prove malpractice, i.e., to establish your lawyer's liability, you must prove that your lawyer owed you a duty to represent you competently, that he or she made a mistake or otherwise breached the duty owed to you, and that your lawyer's mistake harmed you, causing you damages. Additionally, you must file your lawsuit within the statutory time period or "statute of limitations" established by state law for legal malpractice claims. Please read on to find a legal malpractice lawyer, attorney or access more information.

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arrested and charged because my attorney told the federal investigator that I am a flight risk. Is
I was investigated for healthcare billing errors by federal agents. My attorney referred me to to find a criminal attorney due to potential criminality. Sometimes in between he told the investigators that I planned to leave the country. Because of that I was charged and arrested. My criminal attorney told me that my arrest was due to the civil attorney.
I would like to know if all laws are written after the constitution laws, then would any new law or
(continued question) constitutional law ,wouldn't it be void. And if so would the court judge officer or anyone sworn in to uphold the law be held accountable?
Can a lawyer make an agreement with the defendants lawyer after you have asked him to withdraw
My attorney made a rule 11 agreenent with the defendant releasing them of any claims that I had against them at the present or in the future. He did it because his asst. made a mistake writting a phone mess. down from def. attrny. She wrote, "was not" starting repo against me and should have wrote "was" starting repo because he failed to respond to two sep. offers to settle the month before. He withheld this info from me and in fact advised me to spend thsds more. He refuses to withdraw from my case. I have emails asking him too and he says he will file a motion but wont because a judge will hear what he has done. He was a former judge in our county. same county that wrongfully sentenced a man to 24 years for killing his wife. If I file the motion for him to wdraw( because he refuses to do so), will I get a chance to see a judge so I can give my reasons for asking him to wdraw so I can get a chance to show the courts what he did. He refuses to wdraw to keep it hidden.
Why can't I find an attorney to represent me in a legal malpractice suit against my attorney?
Would you have any suggestion? I can't find anybody to take my case and why is that? Would you recommend any attorney for me in Spokane, Wa. Thanks for your help.
My son was fine during the nine months pregnancy but during his birth he was injury (brachial plexus
I was told he was stuck at the birth canal so the nurse had to pull him out with force that caused the injury to his entire right arm. He had one surgery when he was 6 months old, but still he can't move the hand.
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