Attorney malpractice occurs when an attorney mishandles a client's case, or uses his position to mislead others or facilitate a breach of a duty by another person. Lawyers can also breach important duties owed to clients by not dealing with them fairly, or fully disclosing relevant facts and circumstances in relation to the client's case. Each case turns on its facts, and careful and thoughtful analysis of the relevant facts and law is critical to success in this highly technical and specialized area of the law. A person who has become the victim of an attorney's malpractice needs the services of experienced, inciteful lawyers. With over a decade of litigating and consulting experience in matters of attorney professional liability, the firm's lawyers stand ready to aggressively pursue attorneys falling short of the high standards set by the bar, and expected by the public.
Professional Liability Defense
Just as lawyers can commit malpractice in handling a case, sometimes in certain cases a lawyer can function within the bounds of the applicable rules of professional conduct, and still have filed against them an administrative complaint or lawsuit.
As part of their practice, the attorneys at the firm have been substantially involved in and have led the defense team in relation to professional liability lawsuits, and administrative proceedings based on perceived violations of the applicable rules of professional conduct.
In choosing cases for representation, the firm conducts a thorough analysis of the facts, and in appropriate cases, the opinions of outside experts relating to specific aspects of the matters made the subject of representation. Careful consideration of the overlapping standards of care, bodies of rules, and common law helps lead to well considered advice geared toward choosing options calculated to achieve desired outcomes.