We Pursue Legal Malpractice Claims
If your lawyer failed to maintain the standards and ethics required by law, and it affected the outcome of your case, you may have a legal malpractice claim. These cases are complex, so it is best to speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
The attorneys at Johnstone & Gabhart, LLP, represent people in West Virginia in legal malpractice cases. We will discuss your case with you and explain your options. Please call us in Charleston at 877-416-5457 or contact us online today to learn more.
We Will Thoroughly Examine Your Case
Lawyers have a duty to practice within the accepted standards of their profession. When they fail to do so, they can harm their clients’ cases. It is important to remember, however, that not every bad outcome is legal malpractice. That is why an experienced attorney should review your case.
A few of the most frequent reasons that people file legal malpractice claims include:
- Missing deadlines
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Breach of contract
- Conflict of interest
- Inadequate knowledge of the law
- Inadequate case preparation
This is not a complete list; please talk with us if you do not see your reason listed here.
If we determine that your lawyer was negligent, we must then determine whether his or her negligence affected the outcome of your case. If it did, we may be able to proceed with a lawsuit against your lawyer. There are many factors to consider, however, so it is best not to assume anything before you speak with one of our attorneys.