When you hire an attorney, you put your trust in his or her ability and competence. You hope that the attorney will take all care and concern when dealing with your case. Regardless of the reward for the attorney, each case and client should be treated with the same attention. Legal malpractice hurts our entire profession and tarnishes the reputation of everyone in the field. When our firm takes on cases of legal malpractice, we take the case personally. There is no excuse for legal malpractice and we take our responsibilities seriously. When an attorney’s negligence impacts a case, you may be able to recover damages related to the lost case, including a possible reversal of the decision by the court. In addition, we always go a step further and file a complaint with the State Bar Association. If you need a competent attorney with a love for the law and a disdain for those who give the legal profession a bad name, contact The Law Offices of Daniel A. Kalish today.
Not all cases are legal malpractice cases
Although it may seem that lost cases, mistakes, or errors in judgement constitute legal malpractice, this is not always the case. Even in a situation where another attorney would take a different approach, you still may not have a case for legal malpractice. There are some methods of practicing law that are wrong and could offer you the legal means to recover damages. If your case was dismissed or you were found guilty of an offense because of the negligence of your attorney, you need to talk to an experienced attorney to review your case.
What are some signs of legal malpractice?
There are many signs that your attorney is not meeting the standard of care each client and case deserve. Obviously, if you lose a case, you should consider why your case was lost and if it was because of the negligence of your attorney. If you believe that another, more competent attorney would take different actions, you may have a case of legal malpractice. Some examples of legal malpractice can include conflicts of interest, breach of confidentiality, dishonesty, failure to meet deadlines or file critical documents, allowing the statute of limitations to expire on a case, failure to understand the law, failure to communicate with the client, and other instances of general misconduct, including threats and harassment.
Contact a White Plains law firm to fight against incompetent attorneys
The Law Offices of Daniel A. Kalish is a legal resource to the people of White Plains, Westchester County, and the Bronx. With over 25 years of experience, our firm fights against other legal professionals who, through their negligence, have tarnished the reputation of the legal community. Most attorneys act within the law and are proud of a love for the law that allows us to make a living. When a lawyer takes that for granted and acts against the standard of care we took an oath to uphold, we are offended and will work to hold them accountable. If you believe that you have a legal malpractice case, contact The Law Offices of Daniel A. Kalish today.