Protecting The Interests Of Legal Malpractice Victims
“In your best interest” is a crucial term to know in the context of legal malpractice. Your attorney has a fiduciary duty to act in your best interest at all times. This ironclad standard exists because the consequences of an attorney failing to act in a client’s best interest – even for a moment – can result in lasting damage to that client’s legal interests, financial well-being and the legal profession as a whole.
At Makarem & Associates, we are proud to work in the legal profession and strive to live up to the highest standards. We protect our profession by protecting those who have been harmed by negligent attorneys who have failed to uphold that standard. If you believe your lawyer may have breached their fiduciary duty to you, call 800-610-9646 anytime to schedule a free, confidential consultation.
What Does “Fiduciary” Mean?
First things first, fiduciary describes someone who is in a position of authority and is obligated to act on behalf of another. In the legal context, the lawyer is a fiduciary who is bound by legal ethics to pursue actions that are in the best interest of their client. They are expected to pursue such actions in good faith and to the best of their ability. Failing to do so for any reason is considered to be a “breach of fiduciary duty.”
Breach Of Fiduciary Duty Or Legal Malpractice?
Why not both?
The line between breach of fiduciary duty and legal malpractice can be extremely blurry. An action could theoretically be both a breach of fiduciary duty, an act of negligence that rises to the level of malpractice, neither, or both. The bottom line is this: If you have been harmed by the actions of your attorney, it is in your best interest to seek the advice of an experienced legal malpractice attorney who can sort things out.
Ron Makarem, our founding attorney, has been handling legal malpractice claims for California clients since 1997 and is a certified malpractice specialist by The State Bar of California. You can rely on Ron and our team to help you by identifying and pursuing the best course of action for your unique circumstances. Contact us today to schedule a free, confidential consultation.