Did Your Lawyer or
Accountant Drop the Ball?

Are you a victim of legal or accounting malpractice due to a mistake or misconduct?

Our lawyers can help. We sue fiduciaries, law firms,
and accountants for malpractice.

Lawyers and accountants make mistakes. Sometimes those mistakes cost their clients millions of dollars. In legal malpractice cases the consequences can be even more severe if the case involves a criminal or immigration case… you could lose your freedom.

We are a full service boutique law firm concentrating in legal and accounting malpractice cases. With partners throughout the United States, we have handled cases in 40 states.

We represent individuals, businesses and governments nationwide who believe they are the victims of legal malpractice, accounting malpractice, actuarial malpractice or other misconduct by fiduciaries and financial professionals. Our practice is limited to high stakes claims.

We have built a team of noted trial lawyers and intrepid champions for businesses and companies hurt by bad lawyers and accountants.

Concentrating in accounting malpractice and legal malpractice cases, we take the cases shunned by other lawyers.

Unfortunately for victims of legal and accounting malpractice, there is a "good ol' boy" mentality in many areas of the country. Most lawyers simply won't sue another lawyer, especially a local lawyer.

Some larger firms claim they handle these cases but few specialize in professional malpractice. Visit their website and you will see they are often personal injury lawyers. While we don't want to demean personal injury lawyers, there is big difference between prosecuting a drunk driver who rear ended you versus suing a sophisticated lawyer or other professional.

Lawyers, CPA firms and their malpractice insurance carriers will spare no expense in defending these cases. It can be pretty intimidating to fight a law firm or Big Four accounting firm with hundreds or even thousands of lawyers. That is why you need a lawyer that is 100% focused on representing victims (plaintiffs) in malpractice cases.

We are not defense lawyers and we are not afraid of taking on the largest and most powerful defendants on your behalf.
If you have been hurt by the actions or inactions of a bad lawyer, real estate broker, CPA, actuary, insurance agent, accountant or other professional, call us. We work hard to be relentless advocates for justice.

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Types of Legal Malpractice Cases
our Law Firm Handles

Our lawyers helps people and companies that are victims of the following areas of legal malpractice:

  • Attorney conflict of interest
  • Intentional wrongdoing
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Incompetent counsel
  • Attorney misconduct
  • Lawyer conflict of interest
  • Tax shelter malfeasance
  • Gross attorney misconduct
  • Breach of confidentiality
  • Lawyer malpractice
  • Gross negligence
  • Fraud
  • Poor legal advice
  • Missed filing deadlines
  • Drafting errors
  • Ethical violations
  • Legal fee disputes (overbilling)
  • Poor estate planning advice
  • Bad title searches
  • Cyber claims
  • Abandonment

We also sue CPAs for these Types of
Accounting Malpractice

For victims of accounting negligence or misconduct we can help with all types of Accounting Malpractice.

  • Accountant conflict of interest
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Poor tax advice
  • Poor accounting advice
  • Faulty audits
  • Failure to detect fraud
  • Abusive tax shelters
  • Tax shelter malfeasance
  • Intentional wrongdoing
  • Audit malpractice
  • Poor audit defense
  • Tax penalties
  • Improper tax returns
  • Missed deadlines
  • Poor books and records
  • Audit misstatements
  • Bad financial advice
  • Bad tax advice
  • Wrongful certification of financial statements
  • Failure to follow reasonable standards of care
  • Improper actuarial projections
  • Poor accounting advice on corporate restructuring
  • Failure to comply with GAAP and GAAS standards
  • Failure to Timely File FBARs
  • Offshore Reporting Violations

If you believe you are the victim of bad accounting advice, legal malpractice, breach of duty, professional misconduct or gross incompetence, we can help.

We help Malpractice Victims Recover Money Damages. Call 877.858.8018

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Act Quickly - There are Strict Time Limits
for Filing Suit

You must act quickly to preserve your rights because of strict time limits (statute of limitations) on malpractice claims. In some states, legal malpractice claims must be brought within 1 year.

We generally handle claims where there is a loss of $5 million or more. Depending on the jurisdiction, we will often consider smaller cases. For instance, in Wisconsin, our minimum case size is $1 million. We have a robust network of lawyers throughout the country from New York and New Jersey to Florida, Texas, California and most states between.

Substantial Loss? Talk to an experienced lawyer, 877.858.8018.

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What is Not Legal Malpractice or
Accounting Malpractice

In the paragraphs above, we identified many things which can be considered malfeasance or negligence by your lawyer or accountant. It is important to remember, however, that simply because your lawyer lost your case or your accountant couldn't prevent the IRS from assessing penalties against you doesn't mean there is malpractice.

In legal mal cases, many states recognize the so-called "Attorney Judgment Rule."

Under this rule, if the lawyer acts in good faith and made errors in judgment with honest intentions, he or she can sometimes avoid liability. That doesn't mean the lawyer can be incompetent or lack the requisite knowledge for that type of case.

Intentional fraud and theft is also not malpractice, although your lawyer or accountant can still be held responsible. The big difference is that most malpractice insurance policies do not cover intentional wrongdoing. That means if your accountant makes a mistake, he or she is probably covered. If your lawyer steals your money from his trust account, however, there is likely no insurance coverage.

Most states do not require accountants to have professional negligence or malpractice insurance. In our experience, about 80% of CPAs are insured. Those figures are about the same for lawyers although there are big variations state-to-state.

The larger the firm, the more likely there is insurance in place. Many states require lawyers to have insurance or tell potential clients they are uninsured. In Wisconsin for instance, only law firms that are corporations or limited liability companies are required to be insured or warn clients that they are uninsured.

How to Prove Professional Malpractice

To prove professional malpractice, we must prove:

  • There was a valid client relationship,
  • The lawyer or CPA breached the standard of care,
  • This breach of duty caused you harm or injury, and
  • You suffered damages because of the malpractice.
    (For example, a lawyer could miss a critical deadline but unless you were hurt by that error, there is no malpractice case.)

Do You Have a Valid Claim Against a Lawyer or CPA? Call us 877.858.8018.

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