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Unfortunately, the sad truth is that in some instances lawyers fall short in fulfilling their duties to their clients. In certain instances, these actions rise to the level of malpractice. While no attorney takes pleasure in suing another member of the profession, we represent clients in legal malpractice cases in order to achieve justice for our clients and to help uphold the standards of the legal profession if we believe they have been violated.
This is a difficult question to answer, as legal malpractice may take a number of different forms, ranging from minor instances of negligence to intentionally fraudulent conduct. Common types of legal malpractice include:
In a lawsuit against an attorney for negligence, the party bringing the lawsuit must plead and prove three elements: (1) the employment of the attorney; (2) the attorney’s breach of a reasonable duty; (3) the attorney’s breach of duty was the proximate cause of the client’s injury.
The standard of care is the requirement that an attorney exercise the degree of care and skill that a reasonably competent lawyer acting in similar circumstances would use. An attorney breaches the standard of care when he or she does not use the degree of care and skill that a reasonably competent lawyer acting in similar circumstances would use. Legal malpractice occurs when a person suffers damages due to their attorney’s negligence. Some common examples of legal malpractice include:
If you believe you have suffered damages due to your lawyer’s negligence, the legal malpractice team at Henderson Law, LLC is here for you. The attorneys at Henderson Law, LLC have handled many legal malpractice cases. We have the skills needed to protect your rights during this difficult process. We will review the facts of your case, explain your rights, and advise you about how to proceed. If you feel that you have been wronged by an attorney, it is important that you call our team as soon as possible, as a failure to act timely could bar your claim.
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