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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-  Understand Your Bill for Legal Services and How to Dispute It-  Reporting a Lawyer for Ethics Violations
-  Lawyers' & Clients' Responsibilities to Each Other-  Fee Arbitration for Attorney Costs
-  Suing Your Lawyer
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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.
I hired a defence lawyer to help me appeal an harrassement order made from my neighbor. He never met
I lost the appeal because he never met with me like I was told he would so that I could tell him how to go about my defense. Finally I paid another $4k to have him put a harassment order on my neighbor because of the lack of his success after not listening to me I was scared so I met with him on this and he made things up that never happened. We won this one but only because I spotted my neighbor perjuring himself and pointed it out to the lawyer in court. Two weeks later I get a letter of withdraw from him saying he was finished being my attorney. When I showed all of his mistakes to his boss his boss agreed to pay me back $3k of the money in exchange for signing a statement saying I won't sue him. I feel like The world should know about these scammers. I have proof of just about everything to show he lied but he would never email me due to a paper trail I would "guess" Should I sue and get back my $10k total or take the $3k and hush up and not warn all the future suckers.
Our Attorney continually threatens to withdraw from our case.
Anytime our Attorney doesn't like what we say, or if we have a problem with the way he communicates with us, he threatens to withdraw. We are nearing some crucial court trials related to our case. We have a large retainer tied up with him which will make it difficult for us to hire another attorney on short notice. The last time he threatened to withdraw, he immediately called up the other party in the case and told them he did withdraw! This seems unethical or even illegal. After we got the "misunderstanding" straightened out (which means we apologized to him yet again) he wrote an email to the other party telling them he hadn't withdrawn after all. We feel he doesn't have our best interests in mind but he is all we have for now.
I have lost contact with my attorney it's been 4 years what can be done
I had a claim stared for my Biola hip implant 4 years a go when I was living in Clarksville Tennessee. But we had a housefire  an lost everything we owned including paperwork. I have moved back to Ferndale Wa since then and have forgotten the law firm that was working on my case what can be done about this matter it's been 4 years seem like i should have something thank u for ur time in this matter sicerly William Thomas Davis
No bed sores upon admission, huge bed sore with pus, is this a good case?
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