Attorney Negligence: What Your Next Step Should Be

Legal malpractice is an umbrella term for a claim brought by a client against a lawyer. Among the many sub-categories of legal malpractice, negligence is the most common. A lawyer is supposed to help those who have been wronged by others, but when one a […]

Can a Lawyer Help Determine If My Last Attorney Committed Legal Malpractice?

The short answer is yes. Recognizing legal malpractice can be difficult, which is why Texas applies the discovery rule to legal malpractice claims. That rule provides that a client must sue his or her lawyer within two years from the date they knew or should […]

Legal Malpractice: What It Is and Why You Need a Lawyer

Legal malpractice generally occurs when an attorney falls below the standard of care or engages in conflicts of interest. Not securing the desired outcome in a client’s case is not considered legal malpractice. However, if the attorney failed to comply with a duty that he […]

How to Be Compensated if Your Lawyer Commits Malpractice

When you hire a lawyer, you rely upon their expertise to ensure that your case is handled in an appropriate and professional manner. Sometimes lawyers fail to comply with their duties and cause a client damage. When a lawyer has failed to carry out their […]

Appellate Lawyer of the Week: Houston Attorney Revives Legal Malpractice Case

By John Council August 01, 2018 at 04:24 PM Houston legal malpractice lawyer Lance Kassab says he’s a regular customer at Texas’ courts of appeal for one big reason: Trial court judges tend to toss his clients’ cases on summary judgment. “We do a lot of appeals because we […]

How to Win a Legal Malpractice Suit Against a Negligent Attorney

There are countless reasons you may need legal services in your lifetime. Whether you’re in a child custody dispute, trying to receive compensation after an accident or fighting against a criminal charge, you trust your lawyer with your financial and personal well-being. What happens, when […]

How to File a Legal Malpractice Suit Against a Lawyer

Professionals in every industry must operate by a strict set of laws and ethical standards. Whether a police officer, a doctor or a lawyer, no one is above the law. When these professionals are negligent or otherwise fail to follow the guidelines set forth by […]

The 5 Most Common Legal Malpractice Claims and Why They Happen

Legal malpractice occurs when an attorney causes harm to a client due to some sort of negligence, breach of duty, or breach of contract. In any legal matter, lawyers are expected to act and carry out their duties to a certain standard of care. If […]

What Constitutes Legal Malpractice?

A lawyer that has intentionally harmed a client due to negligence on his or her part or fails to abide by accepted professional conduct that guides the standards of behavior of the legal profession can be found guilty of legal malpractice. There are numerous rules […]

Infographic: Legal Malpractice

Although legal malpractice is generally referred to as negligence committed by an attorney, it can occur in any area of the law and can take many forms such as simple negligence, gross negligence, negligence per se, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and, […]