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on Legal Malpractice Cases,

in Texas and Nationwide

Experienced in legal malpractice cases arising out of the mishandling of:

BUSINESS & CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS

Experienced in legal malpractice cases arising out of the mishandling of:

OIL & GAS TRANSACTIONS

Experienced in legal malpractice cases arising out of the mishandling of:

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE & WRONGFUL DEATH CASES

 

 

Experienced in legal malpractice cases arising out of the mishandling of:

MASS TORT/CLASS ACTION CASES

Experienced in legal malpractice cases arising out of the mishandling of:

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY/PATENT PROSECUTION

Experienced in legal malpractice cases arising out of the mishandling of:

PERSONAL INJURY CASES & EIGHTEEN-WHEELER ACCIDENTS

Experienced in legal malpractice cases arising out of the mishandling of:

DIVORCE & FAMILY LAW

Experienced in legal malpractice cases arising out of the mishandling of:

IMMIGRATION CASES

Were You Improperly Solicited by a Lawyer?

WE HANDLE BARRATRY CLAIMS AGAINST ATTORNEYS

Did Your Lawyer Mishandle Your First Trial?

WE HANDLE APPEALS INVOLVING LEGAL MALPRACTICE ISSUES

Definition of Legal Malpractice

By Legal Malpractice Lawyers at The Kassab Law Firm

What is legal malpractice? Simply put, “legal malpractice” is an umbrella term to define a suit against a lawyer. As one Texas court has stated, the term “legal malpractice” may “refer to any claim brought by a client against that client’s attorney, regardless of whether the claim asserts negligence, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, or any other allegation.” Deutsch v. Hoover, Bax & Slovacek, L.L.P., 97 S.W.3d 179, 184 n.1 (Tex.App. – Houston [14th Dist. 2003], no pet.).

To determine if one 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?
  • Was my case dismissed because my lawyer failed to respond to dispositive motions?
  • Did my lawyer force me to settle my case for an inadequate amount due to a conflict of interest or because of mistakes made while handling my case?
  • 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 my lawyer settle my case below the policy limits that were available due to an error?
  • Did my lawyer use fail to use adequate “discovery” to determine all of the facts, damages and/or assets regarding my case?
  • Did my lawyer “dump” my case, giving it back to me 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 my lawyer prepare sufficiently for my case?
  • Did I get an improper or inadequate settlement in my original suit due to errors or omissions committed by my lawyer?
  • Did my lawyer severely over charge me?
  • Did my lawyer commit barratry by unlawfully soliciting me?
  • Did my lawyer have a conflict of interest that harmed my case?
  • Did my lawyer unlawfully retain my settlement funds?
  • Did my lawyer make material misrepresentations to me regarding my case that harmed my case?
  • Did my lawyer sue the proper parties in my case?
  • Did my lawyer fail to show up for trial and allow a default judgment to be taken against me?
  • Did I lose custody of my children because my lawyer failed to show up for court?
  • Did my lawyer settle my case without my consent or knowledge?