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“Failure to Prosecute” – Recipe for Legal Malpractice

“Failure to Prosecute” – Recipe for Legal Malpractice

Many lawyers seem to be disorganized. Some of the smartest lawyers we know can’t seem to get things done until the last minute and have offices that look like a crime scene. A messy office may turn off clients but isn’t necessarily bad. Waiting to the last second to meet deadlines is a...

Texas Lawyer Sued for Missing Court Deadline (Legal Malpractice Post)

Missing a filing deadline is every lawyer’s nightmare. Sometimes the mistake can be fixed but not always. For example, it’s hard to sue a lawyer for legal malpractice if you hire him or her the day that a complaint or other filing is due. That apparently isn’t the case in a recent...

California Rules Against Law Firm that Allegedly Hid Malpractice

California Rules Against Law Firm that Allegedly Hid Malpractice

Lawyers make mistakes. All professionals do. Whether you are a doctor, accountant, engineer or lawyer, at some point in your career you will make a mistake.
Dropping the ball and missing a deadline, giving bad advice or making some other mistake probably isn’t a bar violation but it is...

Pennsylvania Accounting Malpractice – Accountant Botches Audit

Pennsylvania Accounting Malpractice – Accountant Botches Audit

Louis Arnold is a Philadelphia personal injury lawyer. Like many small professional practices, Arnold concentrated on helping clients and left the finances to a bookkeeper.
For years, Arnold relied on a bookkeeper to pay taxes, collect money, and make sure the bills were paid. Way back in...

Malpractice Lawyer Misses Deadline, Accused of Legal Malpractice

This is every client’s worst nightmare. The lawyer you hire botches the job forcing you to hire a legal malpractice lawyer. And then the malpractice lawyer misses a deadline. Legal malpractice squared. Frankly, we haven’t encountered this set of facts until now.
Every lawyer...