Legal Malpractice

If your attorney made a major mistake or committed a legal error that resulted in you losing money or economic rights, you may have a claim for legal malpractice. Moneymaker & Stewart, LLP represents victims of legal malpractice against the lawyers and law firms that harmed them.

When you hire an attorney, you are trusting that person to know the law, give you good advice, and work hard on your behalf. These are not unreasonable expectations. In fact, the law imposes a duty on attorneys to represent their clients competently and diligently.

When lawyers are negligent and fail to live up to that obligation, their clients often end up losing cases they should have won. Sometimes these clients are ordered by a court to pay money out of their own pockets. Other times they are deprived of a just verdict that would have put money in their pockets, or have valuable economic rights stripped from them. Regardless, the law requires negligent attorneys who cause their clients monetary damage to pay for that damage themselves.

It is important to understand that even the best, most skillful lawyers cannot guarantee success in any case. A bad result is not—by itself—sufficient reason to sue a lawyer for malpractice. However, there are a plenty of good reasons to file a malpractice lawsuit, including failure on the lawyer’s part to understand or apply the law, failure to conduct a reasonable investigation, failure to meet deadlines, failure to properly prepare legal documents, failure to keep the client informed or respond to communications, failure to properly resolve conflicts of interest, and others.

If you believe that you or your business suffered harm as a result of attorney malpractice, please contact our law firm to tell us about your case. We understand the sense of frustration and betrayal that arises when a lawyer breaks a client’s trust and will work towards getting you a just remedy.


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