Legal malpractice lawyer/attorney in Houston, Texas. Plaintiff's legal malpractice law firm. Contact us if your lawyer or attorney has damaged you through negligent or intentional conduct, while representing you. Sue your lawyer. Legal malpractice cases cover a broad range of lawsuits where your lawyer or attorney has damaged you through negligent or intentional conduct while representing you. Information provided by the Houston, Texas law office of Lance Christopher Kassab, P.C.

Legal Malpractice Cases

By Legal Malpractice Lawyers at The Kassab Law Firm


Legal malpractice cases cover a broad range of lawsuits where your lawyer or attorney has damaged you through negligent or intentional conduct while representing you.

Lance Christopher Kassab has handled cases across the country including:

  • Texas
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Utah
  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Mississippi

A sampling of his cases is listed below:

Patent/Intellectual Property Infringement
Represented a business client against a national law firm for providing faulty advice regarding patent infringement resulting in litigation against the client. The underlying case went all the way to the United States Supreme Court finally resulting in a judgment against the client in excess of 13 million dollars. Subsequent Legal Malpractice Case that followed was resolved before trial for a substantial confidential amount.

Represented a restaurant chain and distribution company against a national law firm that failed to preserve the company’s U.S. Patents. Subsequent Legal Malpractice Case was resolved before trial for a substantial confidential amount.

Trustee/Beneficiary
Represented beneficiaries of a trust against the lawyer trustee involving a trust funded by mineral interests. Trustee convinced beneficiaries to unwittingly sign away their rights to the trust and also sign a release of all claims against the lawyer. Subsequent Legal Malpractice Case was resolved before trial for a substantial confidential amount.

Buying a Business or Property
Represented a business client against a Dallas law firm that represented both the client and the buyer of the client’s business. Law firm failed to obtain a waiver of conflict and put its interest ahead of the business client’s interest. Due to the conflict, the business client lost its multi million dollar business and was forced into bankruptcy. Subsequent Legal Malpractice Case was resolved before trail for a substantial confidential amount.

Represented a client against a lawyer that handled the purchase of real property for the client yet failed to find a lien on the property while conducting a title search. The subsequent Legal Malpractice Case was resolved before trial for a substantial confidential amount.

Selling a Business or Property
Represented an individual that hired a national law firm to represent him in the sale of his business. The law firm failed to adequately protect the client and failed to provide proper advice regarding accepting stock from the buyer that was used to purchase the individual’s company. Subsequent Legal Malpractice Case was resolved before trial for a substantial confidential amount.

Represented a client against a lawyer who was also a certified public accountant.  The lawyer/CPA represented the client in the sale of his property located next to a national park. The lawyer/CPA failed to properly protect the client in the sale resulting in liens against the property. The lawyer/CPA then purchased the liens against his client putting his interests ahead of his clients and threatened to foreclose on his client. The subsequent Legal Malpractice Case was resolved before trial for a substantial confidential amount.

Represented a client against a law firm that negligently drafted a deed that conveyed an entire interest to real property instead of fifty percent as intended by the client. The subsequent Legal Malpractice Case was resolved before trial for a substantial confidential amount.

Fee Agreement Changes
Represented clients against a lawyer who attempted to change an hourly contract to a contingency fee agreement during the attorney client relationship. The subsequent Legal Malpractice Case was resolved before trial for a substantial confidential amount. The lawyer has been disbarred and no longer practicing law.

Represented a client in Arbitration against a lawyer who improperly changed his fee agreement from an hourly rate contract to a contingency fee contract without giving the proper advice pursuant to the Texas Rules of Professional Conduct in a case involving lotto winnings. By improperly changing the fee agreement, the lawyer obtained a win fall of more than a million dollars. Plaintiff was successful in arbitration resulting in the canceling of the contingency fee agreement allowing the client to obtain all that was due to her.

Medical Malpractice Errors
Represented a client against a high profile boutique medical malpractice law firm in Dallas that failed to file a proper report from a doctor expert in the underlying medical malpractice case. Due to this error, the underlying medical malpractice case was dismissed and a judgment was entered against the client. Subsequent Legal Malpractice Case was resolved for a substantial confidential amount without taking one deposition.

Expiration of Statute of Limitations
Represented a client against a lawyer representing a client in a medical malpractice case.  The lawyer failed to file the case within the statute of limitations and then manufactured documents to make it look like he had in fact filed the lawsuit. Subsequent Legal Malpractice Case was resolved before trial for a substantial confidential amount. The lawyer defendant is no longer practicing law.

Represented a client against a law firm in San Antonio that represented the client in a medical malpractice case. The law firm failed to investigate or diligently pursue the case until just before the statute of limitations was about to expire. Rather than protect the client’s rights by filing the lawsuit timely, the law firm  manufactured an excuse to give the case back to the client just before the statute of limitations was about to expire leaving the client without a remedy and without time to hire another lawyer. The subsequent Legal Malpractice Case was resolved before trial for a substantial confidential amount.

Represented a client against a law firm that allowed the statute of limitations to expire in a personal injury case. The subsequent Legal Malpractice Case was resolved before trial for a substantial confidential amount.

Designating an Expert Witness
Represented a client against a lawyer that failed to designate an expert witness to testify regarding the faulty construction of the client’s home. The subsequent Legal Malpractice Case was resolved before trial for a substantial confidential amount.

Collecting Judgment
Represented a client against a law firm that promised to collect on a judgment they obtained for the client as part of the attorney/client contract. The judgment was obtained against one of the wealthiest individuals in the nation ever to be tried for murder. The law firm allowed the judgment to lapse and become null and void even though it was collectable. The subsequent Legal Malpractice Case was resolved before trial for a substantial confidential amount.

Deportation
Represented a client against a law firm that failed to renew the client’s work visa resulting in the deportation of the client. The subsequent Legal Malpractice Case was resolved before trial for a substantial confidential amount.

Divorce
Represented a client against a lawyer handling the client’s divorce. The lawyer failed to diligently investigate the husband’s retirement account resulting in an unequal divorce settlement. The subsequent Legal Malpractice Case was resolved before trial for a substantial confidential amount.

Faulty Advice
Represented a client against a law firm that provided faulty advice regarding an ERISA.  Based upon the erroneous advice the client filed an ERISA suit. The suit was found to be a frivolous suit and the client was sanctioned for the defendant’s attorney’s fees that were in excess of six figures. The subsequent Legal Malpractice Case was resolved before trial for a substantial confidential amount.

Represented a client against a lawyer and a CPA firm for providing faulty advice regarding tax litigation. The subsequent Legal Malpractice Case was resolved before trial for a substantial confidential amount.

Wrongful Termination
Represented a small independent oil company that was being sued by former employees for wrongful termination. The company had a very viable defense but the law firm abandoned the client just prior to trial because the client hired additional counsel that bruised the ego of the lead counsel. The court would not allow a continuance forcing the client to settle a very defensible case for more than a million dollars. The subsequent Legal Malpractice Case was resolved before trial for a substantial confidential amount.

Conflict of Interest
Represented a client against a law firm that formed a partnership for several partners. The lawyers failed to advise regarding the conflict of interest between the partners and litigation arose between the partners. The subsequent Legal Malpractice Case was resolved before trial for a substantial confidential amount.

Represented clients against a law firm that represented them and other clients regarding the probate of an estate. The law firm failed to properly advise regarding the conflict of interest and put the interests of some clients ahead of these clients. The subsequent Legal Malpractice Case was resolved before trial for a substantial confidential amount.

Breach of Contract
Represented a client against a lawyer that defended the client in a fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract case were the client was accused of personally spending partnership money. At trial in the underlying case, the lawyer failed to introduce any of the bank statements, ledgers or any other financial documentation to prove that the client was actually due more than he spent personally. Thus, the client was found liable in the underlying case. The subsequent Legal Malpractice Case was resolved before trial for a substantial confidential amount.

Represented a business client against a law firm that represented the client in a breach of contract case. The client filed the suit and was then countersued. Due to the negligence of the lawyers, the client lost the suit and also had a judgment entered against it for more than one million dollars. The subsequent Legal Malpractice Case was resolved before trial for a substantial confidential amount.
Lance has also represented several different experts for breach of contract against lawyers that have hired the experts as experts in their cases but then refused to pay them.

Lance has also handled and successfully resolved several multi-million dollar personal injury cases in the past.

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 713-522-7410.