Types of Legal Malpractice

Sometimes lawyers get an unfair reputation. The truth is that most lawyers are looking out for the best interests of their clients and do everything in their power to achieve the best possible outcome for them. But there is good and bad in every profession, and some attorneys fail their clients.

At Tremont Sheldon P.C. P.C., we are recognized as leaders in the field of legal malpractice and are one of the few firms that pursue these complex claims. We can help you determine if you have a legitimate claim for legal malpractice and pursue an outcome that maximizes your financial compensation if you are a malpractice victim.

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

Are You a Victim of Legal Malpractice? We Are Here to Help You.

If you have been victimized by these or other examples of attorney misconduct, it is in your best interest to speak with us about your options for pursuing financial compensation. Contact our Bridgeport, Connecticut, firm today to arrange a case evaluation.

Legal Malpractice Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Breach of Contract in Legal Malpractice?

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?

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.