California Legal Malpractice Claims Lawyer
Like any other professional, an attorney has to adhere to an established standard of care when representing clients. As lawyers, we believe it is our duty to protect defenseless people against another lawyers negligence. If you believe you have been the victim of legal malpractice, contact our office in Woodland Hills, California, for a free initial consultation.
Not every act of lawyer misconduct will result in a meritorious legal malpractice claim. In any of these types of claims, a plaintiff must prove that they would have prevailed in the underlying case but for the legal malpractice. That alone is not enough to be successful. You must also be able to show that you suffered some sort of economic loss because of the malpractice.
Many actions may rise to the level of legal malpractice. Some of the more common forms of legal negligence include:
- Failing to conduct a thorough investigation
- Missing the statute of limitations/missing deadlines
- Providing incompetent legal advice
- Engaging in professional misconduct
- Engaging in illegal or fraudulent conduct
If a lawyer has not adhered to a professional standard of care, you may have a valid legal malpractice claim. Our firm will investigate your case to determine whether your claim is valid and whether you should file a lawsuit.
To speak to an attorney to learn more about filing a legal malpractice claim, contact Robert Kahn Law in Woodland Hills and Santa Monica for a free initial consultation.