If you have been represented by an attorney in a legal matter and the attorney’s negligence has caused you harm or financial loss, you may have a claim for legal malpractice. A disagreement about a fee that is charged by the attorney is not malpractice, but there may be a remedy for it depending on the circumstances.
Legal malpractice can occur in any number of situations, such as real estate transactions, divorce, probate matters, appeals or civil litigation. For example, I represented a client in a legal malpractice action against her divorce attorney. The attorney had simultaneously represented my client and her husband in a contested divorce. The divorce agreement stripped my client of numerous properties, left her penniless and responsible for a $560,000.00 promissory note. I filed suit against the attorney and eventually settled the case for a substantial lump sum payment to my client and a buyout of the promissory note.
If you think you have been harmed by an attorney’s negligence, please call me. There is no charge for your initial consultation with me.
A disagreement about an attorney’s fee is not malpractice, but depending on the circumstances, I may be able to help you resolve the matter.