Representing Clients Harmed By Legal Malpractice
Unlike other forms of professional malpractice, legal malpractice doesn’t normally involve physical harm. But legal malpractice does involve harm. Legal malpractice may cause harm in the form of the fees you paid your lawyer to represent your interests when he or she failed to do so. Legal malpractice may cause harm in the form of the money you lost as a result of a lawsuit or business deal gone bad. Legal malpractice may cause harm in the form of a lost livelihood or ruined reputation or both. In particularly egregious cases, legal malpractice may cause psychological or emotional harm as a relationship founded on trust and respect slowly turns adversarial.
Seeking Help For Legal Malpractice
Oftentimes, a claim for legal malpractice begins with a simple mistake – perhaps a missed deadline, faulty legal research or imprudent phrasing in a contract. But then, the mistake is made worse because your lawyer never tells you about it and never does anything to correct it. Maybe your lawyer hopes things will all work out. Sometimes they do. When they don’t, though, a simple mistake can become catastrophic. Then, you’re the one who suffers. We can help.
You have a right to know why things went wrong with your case or business transaction. At Bartle + Marcus, our lawyers will review the details of your case to determine whether your previous lawyer breached his or her duty of care to you. If the evidence confirms what you suspect, our attorneys will fight to obtain the relief you deserve.
Why Contact Us When You Suspect Legal Malpractice?
The legal malpractice attorneys at Bartle + Marcus have over 50 years of combined experience representing individuals and corporate clients in courts across the country. We know what questions to ask when investigating possible legal malpractice to determine whether malpractice has occurred and your potential damages. We never charge for the initial consultation, and we represent clients on a contingent-fee basis, so there is no charge at all unless we recover.
** Please note that Bartle + Marcus does not accept legal malpractice cases related to divorce, custody, child support and criminal law.