The attorney you hire is required to provide aggressive and zealous representation and have a thorough knowledge of the law. The Austin-based legal malpractice attorneys at Taylor Dunham L.L.P., have been hired by companies, individuals and bankruptcy trustees to handle many different types of legal malpractice lawsuits. We pride ourselves on our knowledge and experience in this area of law. In fact, we are also one of the few law firms in this area who are also hired by attorneys to provide them a defense in legal malpractice actions. If you believe your lawyer has cost you the opportunity to obtain fair compensation or has failed to otherwise meet the responsibilities of ethical and competent representation, contact a legal malpractice attorney at Taylor Dunham L.L.P..
The legal malpractice attorneys at Taylor Dunham L.L.P., have handled malpractice litigation based upon many different situations, including:
Conflict of interest, where you do not receive the undivided loyalty of your attorney;
Negligent opinions and advice;
Negligent preparation of litigation engagements;
Breach of fiduciary duty;
Overbilling, and more.
Your initial consultation regarding your legal malpractice case is free.
The relationship a client holds with an attorney is similar to the relationship with a doctor: it depends on trust, honesty and candor. You need to be able to trust and confide in your lawyer for the relationship to work. When an attorney takes advantage of that trust — either through intentional misdealing or negligent error — you are entitled to compensation for the damages that result.
At McKeen & Associates, P.C., we help clients who have been harmed by malpractice. We can bring the attorney to justice and help you obtain compensation for your losses.
Michigan Malpractice Lawyers
One of the hallmarks of our representation is trust and confidentiality. We realize that after suffering the effects of legal malpractice, your trust has already been harmed. Our Michigan malpractice litigation attorneys will handle your case with compassion and professionalism, and most importantly, with honesty.
It is important to note that losing your case is not necessarily indicative of legal malpractice. In every litigation, there is one winner and one loser and attorneys are certainly not malevolently negligent in half of all cases. Making incorrect decisions in the course of a case will not rise to the level of negligence unless the attorney made those decisions in bad faith. Other examples of legal malpractice include:
Lack of due diligence: If an attorney is late with the filing of documents, misses a statute of limitations or is not current with recent changes in the law, that attorney is guilty of malpractice and is liable for the damages that you have incurred as a result.
Co-mingling of funds: Attorneys are not sanctioned to mingle their financial funds with those of their clients.
Self-dealing: As an agent for the client, the attorney is bound by a fiduciary duty to always act in the client’s best interests. When an attorney uses the attorney-client relationship to his or her benefit in a way that is detrimental to the client, it is malpractice.