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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I filed a lawsuit pro se I eventually retained a lawyer I give the lawyer the full retainer fee he filed a 2amended complaint which the judge dismissed without prejudice it took him 8 months to file 3amended complaint the defendants filed a motion to dismiss which the judge denied defendants filed answer I requested the lawyer to do discovery which he failed to do. I recently filed a complaint with the Florida Bar do I hire another lawyer or wait on the Florida Bar to make a decision.
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Legal Malpractice Lawyer Web Sites
 
 -  Mississippi Law - Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & Mccormick, P.A.
 -  Maui County Law - Tateishi & Pascual, Attorneys A Law Corporation
 -  Salem Attorneys - Harris, Wyatt & Amala, LLC
 -  Tampa Lawsuit - Westchase Law P.A.
 -  New York Attorney - Barasch Mcgarry Salzman & Penson PC
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