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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If your atty presents an opposite position and incorrect fianncial info at a mediation that is now p
My attorney presented an offer that went completely against what I told him I wanted, and submitted an incorrect child support guidelines worksheet during a family law mediation. I feel that the session was wasted due to him making an executive decision about my case without consulting me. Would I have a case for malpractice or grievance?
i am aware of an attorney who misuses his attorney priveleges of accessing court documents in cases
I found it rather offensive that this attorney used his privileges to malign my psychiatrist's wife and home life. He did this casually in front of his family members and for a good chuckle. I know he has done this more than once. He did this for his father when his father was wondering aloud about his own ex girlfriend. He pulls up the documents off his computer onto the family TV.
Can you sue for legal malpractice when an attorney files a fraudulent deed not meeting KRS Statutes
Injured third party as an heir to a life estate tenant who's grandson paid the attorney to prepare and record a deed not recognizing it as a life estate deed and grandson became grantee. Now he claims ownership by deed can I sue the attorney who prepared the fraudulent deed?
Lawyer Fee Arbitration
If we take our lawyer in for Fee Arbitration, who pays for the Arbitrators time? Also, if we live in Portland, but said lawyer is in Yakima, is that where the hearing must take place?
Can I hire a lawyer in Montana to sue a lawyer in Washington State?
I live in Montana and want to sue my bankruptcy lawyer in Washington State. Can I use a lawyer in Montana or do I need one in Washington?
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