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What Happens if a Lawyer Lies During a Settlement Conference?

Lawyers are officers of the court. Although they have a duty to zealously represent the interests of their clients, they must do so in an ethical manner. The cites in this post are to the American Bar Association Rules of Professional Conduct. Although the ABA rules aren’t binding, every...

My Lawyer Is Out of Business, Can I Still Sue?

Lawyers make mistakes. Usually when that happens, the mistake can be fixed. Sometimes, however, it can’t. If your lawyer made a mistake AND you lost money, you probably have a claim for legal malpractice.
When you make a claim against the lawyer, he then files a claim with his...

“They Don’t Like Lawyers Around Here” – Malicious Prosecution

An Arizona jury awarded a physician wrongly accused of malpractice and homicide $8 million. The verdict was against the lawyer that sued him.
Several years ago, Helen Scharf filed a medical malpractice suit against Dr. Arnaldo Trabucco. She believed that Trabucco botched a kidney removal...




“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...