Connecticut Breach of Fiduciary Duty
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 P.C., we are skilled at handling these cases and have the wherewithal to obtain successful outcomes for legal malpractice victims throughout Connecticut.
Examples of Breach of Fiduciary Duty
Breach of fiduciary duty can take many forms, but the following are some of the most common:
- Ignoring issues in a case that appear to be “minor,” but could actually have a great impact on the outcome of the case
- Failing to disclose or ignoring a conflict of interest
- Offering inappropriate advice to a client
- Missing important deadlines such as a filing deadline
- Pressing a client to accept a small settlement in order to protect the lawyer’s bottom line, rather than pursuing the best possible settlement or verdict for the client
However, it is important to remember that a case not turning out how you wish is not evidence of legal malpractice. Even if an attorney meets his or her obligations as your fiduciary, there is no guarantee of a successful verdict or settlement.
Have You Been Harmed by a Breach of Fiduciary Duty?
If you have reason to believe you were harmed by your legal counsel in this manner, our knowledgeable attorneys can help you identify and pursue your rights. Call 203-212-9075 or contact us online to arrange a case evaluation with our Bridgeport legal malpractice attorneys, who can determine whether you have a viable claim for breach of fiduciary duty.