When you hire an attorney to help you with a legal matter, you trust that they will act in accordance with ethical and professional standards and provide you with the best possible representation that they can provide. Of course, it is not possible to guarantee an outcome in any legal matter. However, a lawyer should use their full experience, education, and skill in every case they handle. When an attorney fails in his or her duty to provide the best possible representation and instead handles your case or matter in a negligent manner, then you may have a claim for legal malpractice against your attorney.
Claims of legal malpractice are always difficult to pursue because they are a complex combination of the lawyer’s actions and what happened in your underlying case or legal matter that the attorney handled. As a result, it is critical that you hire a legal malpractice attorney with the experience and resources needed to handle these complicated cases.
The Edison legal malpractice lawyers of Team Law have been providing dedicated, results-focused representation to clients for more than six decades. We fight to help our clients secure the compensation they need and deserve after they have suffered financial harm from an attorney’s negligent representation. We work tirelessly to prove your right to be compensated for your damages, showing that you would have received a different, better outcome in your underlying case or matter had your attorney not been irresponsible in representing you.
We represent clients in Edison and throughout Middlesex County and New Jersey. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with our legal malpractice attorneys to discuss your case and to learn more about your rights and options for seeking compensation.
The rules of professional conduct in New Jersey require every attorney to provide “competent representation” in each case or legal matter. Competent representation means that an attorney has the knowledge and skill needed to handle the client’s case. Although this does not mean that a lawyer has to be an expert in every case he or she handles, it does mean that he or she has sufficient experience and skill necessary to acquire the knowledge needed to provide competent representation.
Examples when a lawyer’s conduct falls below the standard of “competent representation” includes:
Claims of legal malpractice are incredibly fact-intensive matters that require you to present substantial evidence to show that the lawyer made mistakes in representing you and that you would have had a different, more favorable outcome in your case or legal matter had your attorney not been negligent. Our firm conducts a thorough investigation in every legal malpractice case we help with, and we work diligently in every step of the case, including by:
If you believe that you have been the victim of legal malpractice in New Jersey, contact the Edison legal malpractice attorneys of Team Law today to schedule a no-cost consultation to discuss your case with us. The sooner you contact us, the more quickly we can get to work securing the compensation that you need and deserve.
Edison is a township of Middlesex County, New Jersey, located in the Raritan Valley region. Edison was originally incorporated as Raritan Township in 1870, from portions of Piscataway Township and Woodbridge Township; portions of Edison were used to form Metuchen in 1900 and Highland Park in 1905. The township was officially renamed Edison in 1954 in honor of inventor Thomas Edison, who located his main laboratory in the Menlo Park neighborhood of the township. Edison frequently ranks as one of America’s best municipalities to live in, with Money ranking it the 28th most-livable small city in the U.S. in 2006, and the 35th best place to live in the country in 2008; in 2009, U.S. News & World Report listed Edison as one of “America’s 10 Best Places to Grow Up”.
If you are dissatisfied with your lawyer’s performance, you should begin by speaking to your attorney about your concerns. If your attorney still does not address your concerns, or you have lost confidence in your attorney, or you believe that your attorney has irreparably harmed your case, you should speak to our legal malpractice lawyers. We can help you evaluate your options for holding your attorney accountable for any malpractice, whether that is through filing a complaint with the state bar, going to fee arbitration, or filing a lawsuit for damages.
Not necessarily. An attorney cannot guarantee the outcome of any case. It is possible for a lawyer to make no mistakes and for you to still have an unfavorable outcome in your matter. In order for you to have a legal malpractice claim, it will be necessary for you to show that your attorney’s performance fell below the accepted standard of care, and that your attorney’s deficient performance was responsible for changing the outcome of your case for the worse and that you suffered some sort of compensable harm as a result.
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