Protecting And Defending Your Legal Malpractice Rights
When a client hires an attorney, they believe they are hiring someone who is knowledgeable and able to competently defend their rights. When they believe their case was mishandled, clients can sue their attorney for legal malpractice.
Fogarty Law Group PLLC represents clients who believe their attorney mishandled their case. We also defend lawyers who are accused of legal malpractice. The firm handles cases of alleged malpractice in Seattle and throughout Washington state.
Attorney Paul Fogarty has over 30 years of legal experience. He understands both sides of these issues. He handles cases involving:
- Administrative errors
- Breach of confidentiality
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Missed filing deadlines
When Do Mistakes Rise To A Lawsuit?
Everyone, including lawyers, make mistakes. Sometimes, an attorney’s mistakes lead to a lawsuit. Legal malpractice claims using negligence must prove the lawyer:
- Did not provide competent/skillful representation
- Acted carelessly or made a mistake
- Had a breach that caused the injury or harm
- Caused a financial loss
Experienced Counsel Defending Your Legal Malpractice Rights
There are legal, ethical and professional standards that must be fulfilled. Everyone who files a case has expectations. An attorney will not always be able to achieve the results you want. Just because they did not reach those expectations does not mean you have a legal malpractice case.
However, when an attorney does not meet those standards, you might be able to file a legal malpractice lawsuit.
The firm is prepared to represent you if you believe your attorney’s actions caused personal or professional harm. Attorney Fogarty also works with attorneys accused of legal malpractice. For experienced counsel, email our Seattle office or call us at 866-579-3049.