Legal Malpractice

Legal Malpractice

Legal malpractice occurs when a lawyer fails to provide the quality of care that should reasonably be expected and the client is harmed.

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We have litigated and tried numerous successful cases involving claims of:

  • Professional Negligence

  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty By Attorneys

  • Attorney/Client Fee Disputes

The three major theories of liability are negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract.

For legal malpractice, we need to show that you were harmed by proving that your lawyer acted below the standard of care and that if the lawyer had handled the work properly, you would have had a better outcome.

To determine if you or someone you know has been a victim of legal malpractice, a client should ask himself/herself questions such as:

  • Did the lawyer miss the statute of limitations?
  • Was my case dismissed because my lawyer failed to diligently pursue the case?
  • Did my lawyer force me to settle my case for an inadequate amount?
  • Did my lawyer have a conflict of interest?
  • Did my lawyer use adequate “discovery”?
  • Did my lawyer abandon my case just before the trial?
  • Did my lawyer bill me a reasonable amount?

If you believe you’ve been injured by your lawyer’s professional negligence, the legal malpractice attorneys at Makarem & Associates are here for you. We understand this can be a difficult time in your life and that you feel wronged. We will review the facts of your case, explain your rights, and advise you about how to proceed. Ron Makarem is a certified legal malpractice specialist by the State Bar of California. Contact one of our qualified Los Angeles legal malpractice lawyers today by email info@makaremlaw.com or phone 310.312.0299 to discuss your case.

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