Legal Malpractice Avoidance Tip Case Selection

Legal Malpractice Avoidance Tip: Case Selection

Legal Malpractice Avoidance Tip: Case Selection This month’s Legal Malpractice Avoidance Tip looks at the diligence required in actually choosing to represent a client…  or not! In choosing whether or not to represent a client in a potential legal malpractice claim, one of the first questions to consider asking yourself is:  Will You be Able…

Legal Malpractice Avoidance Tip General Releases

Legal Malpractice Avoidance Tip: General Releases

Legal Malpractice Avoidance Tip: General Releases A general release, while signed by a particular individual, also releases other parties from any liability stemming from the underlying matter, whether those parties are named or unnamed in the release. The effects of a release can be far-reaching and unintended and can affect the rights of the client…

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Can I Sue an Attorney for Malpractice if I Wasn’t a Client?

Can I Sue an Attorney for Malpractice if I Wasn’t a Client? Sometimes I get calls from potential clients who wonder whether they can sue an attorney if they were not actually that attorney’s client, which raises an interesting question. Generally speaking, in order to maintain an action for legal malpractice, an attorney-client relationship is…

Legal Malpractice Avoidance Tip – Third-Party Beneficiaries

Legal Malpractice Avoidance Tip – Third-Party Beneficiaries

Legal Malpractice Avoidance Tip – Third-Party Beneficiaries An attorney may form a privileged relationship with a client either expressly or implicitly. Attorneys owe a duty of care to their clients. However, under certain narrow circumstances, individuals who are not actual parties to a contract between attorneys and their clients may have standing to enforce this…

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Media Legal Malpractice Lawyer Explains the Types of Damages You Can Recover

Media Legal Malpractice Lawyer Explains the Types of Damages You Can Recover When clients ask me as an experienced Media Legal Malpractice Lawyer, what types of damages they can expect to recover in a malpractice action.  Clients often think of pain and suffering – which one can generally get in personal injury actions based on…

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Media Legal Malpractice Lawyer Examines the Idea of Needing a Written Fee Agreement Before Interaction

Media Legal Malpractice Lawyer Examines the Idea of Needing a Written Fee Agreement Before Interaction Years of practicing in the area of professional malpractice have taught me as an experienced Media Legal Malpractice Lawyer, that clients don’t always have a written fee agreement with their attorneys, and that brings to mind an important question. Is a written…

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Media Legal Malpractice Attorney Discusses Needing Expert Witnesses for a Malpractice Case

Media Legal Malpractice Attorney Discusses Needing Expert Witnesses for a Malpractice Case Whenever clients call me as an experienced Media Legal Malpractice Attorney, they want to know what expenses they can expect to incur in the course of a legal malpractice action. By far the biggest of these is the cost of an expert witness. It is…