Legal Malpractice Claims and Common Defenses

While some mistakes may typically be at issue in a legal malpractice claim, there is generally no such things as a typical legal malpractice claim. Legal malpractice claims are usually very fact intensive and as such, even when the facts appear straightforward, more often than not there are unique circumstances which dictate whether a lawyer will actually be found liable. What’s more, since legal malpractice claims may appear to be…

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Five Bad Habits that Lawyers Need to Break

There is a lot of data out there regarding legal malpractice claims against lawyers, and it includes things like frequency, type of law, the size of the firms, and even amounts of damages sought. All that information can be very useful to lawyers and law firms who want to identify areas of potential risk and take the necessary precautions. Some of the most obvious risk prevention measures are relatively easy…

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Quick Tips on Fighting Legal Malpractice Claims

Each legal malpractice action is unique. They are very fact-intensive, and they depend on the underlying representation’s circumstances. Legal malpractice defense is also a continuously evolving area of law, changing with every appellate decision. When a lawyer is accused of legal malpractice, they can speak with their firm’s in-house counsel for advice. When a lawsuit alleging legal malpractice is actually filed, the stakes can seem very high. Many lawyers mistakenly…

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