Delaware County Legal Malpractice Lawyer Clarifies Legal Malpractice vs. Ethical Violation
As a skilled Delaware County Legal Malpractice Lawyer, clients come to me all the time with questions regarding the differences in Legal Malpractice vs. Ethical Violation. There are very similar misdeeds by a lawyer breaching an ethical duty, but you can’t sue a lawyer just because he or she breached an ethical duty. That is because lawyers write the laws and that’s what they say. Personally, I think you should be able to sue a lawyer if they breach an ethical duty. For an example, one of the ethical duties that you owe your client is to give the client all the information the client needs to make informed decisions about the representation so the client, in the end, can choose which path to go down.
Lawyers think they should be able to choose the path. They sometimes don’t tell the client everything the client needs so the client goes down a different path. As a experienced Delaware County Lawyer, to me, it’s an ethical duty being breached, but the lawyer should be able to be sued for that. As I said, it’s the way he or she is sued is if you make the argument that was a breach of fiduciary duty. You have a duty to tell the client he or she knows or needs to know in order to make informed decisions. The lawyer is not the decision maker. We can only sit there and give advice as to this might happen or this might not happen, but in the end, it’s the client’s decision.
If you have any questions about the difference between Legal Malpractice vs. Ethical Violation, please contact our Delaware County Malpractice Lawyers for a free case evaluation.
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