What is Considered Legal Malpractice?

What is Considered Legal Malpractice?

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Legal malpractice occurs when an attorney’s conduct falls below the standard of care to be expected of a lawyer, causing damage to the client.  Examples of legal malpractice include:

  • Failure to file a claim within the applicable statute of limitation.
  • Failure to read applicable statutory law
  • Insufficient advice concerning a settlement
  • Failure to obtain information about insurance coverage
  • Inadequate investigation of resources
  • Failure to meet a deadline that causes a client’s case to be dismissed
  • Serious mistakes when writing a contract or a will that results in a loss to the client

It is not legal malpractice just because a client loses a case.  There must be evidence that the lawyer handled a matter so poorly as to fall below the standard expected of a lawyer.

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