When you hire an lawyer to represent you in a legal matter, whether your case involves a family law issue, personal injury, workplace dispute or something else, you expect that lawyer to perform his or her services carefully and competently.
If you did not get the result you were expecting, and the outcome was due to some failure on the part of your lawyer, you may have a case for legal malpractice.
Legal malpractice cases often arise when a lawyer fails to file critical documents within a certain time limit, causing you to have your case dismissed. Other times, the lawyer may have represented you without disclosing a conflict of interest with one of the other parties, or failed to bring an important defendant into the lawsuit.
Regardless of how your lawyer mishandled your case, you should talk to an experienced legal malpractice lawyer who can look at your documents, listen to your unique situation, and represent you if it appears you have a case.
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