Greater Los Angeles and Southern California Attorney Malpractice Defense
Legal malpractice can take many forms. Often times, claims arise when a client is unsatisfied with the results of a case or the performance of an attorney and wants to collect damages or file a professional complaint. If you are an attorney facing legal malpractice claims and allegations, David Ostrove, A Professional Corporation can help to protect your rights and professional reputation.
In order to succeed in a legal malpractice case, the plaintiff must prove both the existence of an attorney-client relationship as well as acts constituting negligence, a breach of contract, or a breach of fiduciary duty as well as damages. They must also demonstrate that they would have been successful in the underlying legal action were it not for the attorney's negligence. The first consideration is whether the lawyer was actually negligent and then the court will consider whether the plaintiff would have been successful in the original case.
Our firm has experience handling the following legal malpractice cases:
- Failure to file pleadings on time
- Mishandling client money
- Co-mingling funds with client assets
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Missing statute of limitations
- Failure to prepare for a case or inadequate experience to handle a complex case
- Incorrect title search in real estate transaction
- Conflict of interest
- Economic harm
- Excessive fees
- Transactional negligence
Attorney and legal insurance
In addition to legal malpractice claims, we also assess insurance coverage for any financial losses and may be able to challenge the amount of damages in the underlying cause of action. For more information on legal malpractice and the experience of our attorney and firm, please contact us for an initial consultation.
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