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San Diego Legal Malpractice Attorney

Legal malpractice is a very serious matter, and one which requires the attention of a skilled attorney with relevant specialized experience. The term legal malpractice refers to any situation where an attorney acts negligently in their professional capacity. Recognized by the State Bar of California as a highly-specialized niche area of the law, it is generally accepted that lawsuits relating to legal malpractice should only be handled by lawyers with this particular specialization. If you need expert legal guidance and representation following an instance of legal malpractice, an Edward J Babbitt APC & Associates attorney could provide the expertise you require.

Many people are unaware that they have the right to file a legal malpractice suit when they have been disadvantaged by their lawyer’s negligence – make sure you are fully aware of your legal rights, and do not let an inattentive or unscrupulous attorney jeopardize your future.

What Constitutes Legal Malpractice in San Diego?

It is important to bear in mind that losing your case does not mean that you attorney is guilty of legal malpractice. Unwelcome as it may be, the fact remains that decisions will not always be made in your favor, and that includes those related to lawsuits. However, if your attorney has committed legal malpractice, you need an expert attorney to fight for your rights, and the compensation you deserve. While these cases are incredibly complex, and no two will be the same, the following points should serve as a general guide to San Diego legal malpractice lawsuits.

In order to successful file for legal malpractice, you must be able to prove that:

  • Your attorney owed you a duty of care
  • This duty was breached, and;
  • This breach caused you damages, including but not limited to financial harm

When you consult with a San Diego legal malpractice attorney, we will use our years of experience to ascertain whether you are likely to have a valid case. Where any of the following criteria apply, it is likely that we can secure compensation on your behalf:

  • Your attorney’s lack of knowledge of the law, or failure to apply this knowledge, caused the loss of your lawsuit
  • Your attorney did not communicate with you, including ignoring calls and emails
  • Your attorney did not file the appropriate documents
  • A settlement was reached, and agreed to, without your consent
  • Your attorney used your retainer funds in an inappropriate manner
  • Your attorney did not disclose a conflict of interest

Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation with a San Diego Legal Malpractice Attorney Today

If you believe you have a case for legal malpractice, it is imperative that you speak to an attorney with relevant experience in this niche as soon as possible. A strict statute of limitations applies, meaning you will not be able to file a lawsuit after a certain date, so you must act quickly.

To enable our expert attorneys to set to work protecting your legal rights, through providing evidence that your former lawyer either acted negligently, or failed to fulfil their duties to you, you should hire us to handle your case.

Take the first step towards holding your previous lawyer accountable for their actions by calling us today at 619-543-1789 to schedule your free initial consultation.

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