Although legal malpractice is generally referred to as attorney negligence, it can occur in any area of the law and can take many forms such as simple negligence, gross negligence, negligence per se, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA).Clients can be damaged by lawyers in many ways such as:
Most legal malpractice occurs through:
Is there a time frame to bring my legal malpractice claim?
The short answer is yes. In Texas, the general rule is that legal malpractice cases must be brought within two years from the time the injured party knew or should have known through reasonable diligence of the legal malpractice. This means that the injured party must file suit within that time period. There are, however, some equitable remedies that may extend the time for filing suit. Moreover, each state’s statute of limitations may vary.
If you believe that you may have a legal malpractice case, contact The Kassab Law Firm telephone
713-522-7400. Also, feel free to submit our Legal Malpractice Contact Form or print and fax it to