Definition of Legal Malpractice
By Legal Malpractice Lawyers at The Kassab Law Firm
What is legal malpractice? Legal malpractice is an umbrella term to define a suit against a lawyer.
To determine if he/she has been a victim of legal malpractice, a client should ask himself/herself questions such as:
- Was my case dismissed because my lawyer failed to diligently pursue the case?
- Was my case dismissed because my lawyer failed to designate expert witnesses or failed to provide adequate expert reports?
- Did my lawyer force me to settle my case for an inadequate amount due to a conflict of interest?
- Did I get sued because my lawyer drafted a document or agreement that was improper or ambiguous?
- Did I lose my case because my lawyer drafted a document or agreement that was improper or ambiguous?
- Did the lawyer settle my case below the policy limits that were available?
- Did the lawyer use adequate "discovery"?
- Did the lawyer "dump" my case just before the statute of limitations ran out?
- Did my lawyer force me to settle out of court instead of going to trial because of his/her lack of preparation or experience?
- Did the lawyer prepare sufficiently for my case?
- Did I get an improper or inadequate settlement in my original suit?
If your answer is yes to any of these questions, contact the Houston, Texas Kassab Law Firm, for a legal malpractice consultation. Telephone: 713-522-7400 or complete and submit the Legal Malpractice Questionnaire or fax it to 713-522-7410.