The law can be complex, and navigating our state and federal court systems is not easy. But what are your options when you believe your lawyer has acted in a way to hurt your chance of achieving the best possible outcome? You may be able to pursue a legal malpractice suit for financial compensation.
Poor Outcomes Do Not Equal Malpractice
If you are a victim of malpractice, it is a safe bet that your case did not turn out how you would have liked. But it is important to remember that a case not turning out in your favor does not necessarily mean that you are a victim of malpractice. Examples of legal malpractice include:
- Taking a case despite a conflict of interest
- Stealing from clients
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Missed deadlines
- Failure to follow instructions
- Inadequate preparation
- Asserting incorrect claims or defenses
- Failure to introduce evidence
Representing the Victims of Lawyer Negligence
At Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney P.C., we are skilled at handling legal malpractice cases. This is a tough area, as we have to pursue cases against our colleagues in the legal profession. However, we believe strongly in upholding the highest ideals of our profession and have dedicated our firm’s practice to standing up for the victims of negligence.
We made the decision years ago to bring claims on behalf of people who were financially damaged by an attorney’s negligence or dishonesty. This decision was made after we concluded that it would be hypocritical of us to require doctors, motorists and manufacturers to follow the law but allow our fellow lawyers to break the law and get away with it.
We Are Here to Help Legal Malpractice Victims in Connecticut
Our firm is recognized in Bridgeport and throughout the state of Connecticut as a leader in successfully pursuing legal malpractice claims. If you have reason to believe you were wronged by your legal counsel, we can help you identify your options and determine if you have a viable claim. Call 203-212-9075 or contact us online to arrange a case evaluation with our Connecticut legal malpractice attorneys.
Legal Malpractice Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Breach of Contract in Legal Malpractice?
A. Breach of contract differs from breach of fiduciary duty, since it only pertains to things that were promised in the agreement between attorney and client. For example, if you signed a contract that obligates you to pay for legal representation and your attorney to file a personal injury suit on your behalf, which he or she then failed to do, you can file a legal malpractice claim.
Do you have a viable claim? If you believe you have been harmed due to a breach of contract, it is in your best interest to find out. Our experienced lawyers will sit down with you, go over the details of your contract and provide you with all of your options for pursuing compensation. If you do not have a viable claim, you will at least know you have done everything in your power to obtain a just outcome.
What is breach of fiduciary duty?
A. In the context of a legal malpractice claim, breach of fiduciary duty describes a situation where an attorney fails to put a client’s best interest first. Whether purposely done or as a result of negligence, it is important that legal professionals are held accountable when breach of fiduciary duty harms their clients.
Examining the issues surrounding breach of fiduciary duty can be a complex, resource-intensive process. At Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney P.C., we are skilled at handling these cases and have the wherewithal to obtain successful outcomes for legal malpractice victims throughout Connecticut.