A fiduciary is a person who occupies a position of trust with respect to someone else. Lawyers are fiduciaries with respect to their clients and, like doctors, are subject to a set of strict ethical rules. A lawyer is bound to always work to further the client’s best interests—even when the lawyer does not agree. For example, your lawyer’s duties include:
As lawyers, we take these duties extremely seriously. At Team Law, we have spent over 60 combined years advocating for the rights of clients harmed by legal malpractice in New Jersey. A lawyer’s breach of fiduciary duty is an unacceptable violation of the trust clients must place in us, as lawyers.
A lawyer’s fiduciary duty can challenge your confidence in the legal system and in the outcome of your specific case. Our New Jersey legal malpractice lawyers can explain all potential options for making things right. To learn more about our practice, call or contact our office to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced lawyers.
New Jersey lawyers must abide by the New Jersey Rules of Professional Conduct. Those rules outline certain specific duties that the lawyer must respect in order to avoid liability for malpractice. A lawyer’s breach of fiduciary duty may occur when the lawyer:
Your lawyer’s breach of fiduciary duty may be intentional or unintentional. In either case, you have legal options for holding the lawyer accountable. At Team Law, our experienced legal malpractice lawyers have the resources needed to handle your case from start to finish. To learn more about options in your case, call or contact us online to tell us what happened.
Breach of fiduciary duty cases can be complicated and time-consuming. At Team Law, our skilled team of legal malpractice lawyers have been helping clients effectively navigate complex breach of fiduciary duty cases for a combined 60-plus years. We have successfully recovered over $650 million in compensation for clients harmed by negligence to date.
Potential remedies in your breach of fiduciary duty case vary depending upon the circumstances. Our lawyers explore every potential option for getting justice in your case, which may include:
At Team Law, our legal malpractice lawyers work diligently to hold members of our profession accountable for their ethics violations. We are here to give your case the time and attention that it needs regardless of complexity.
Although we know it can be difficult to trust another lawyer, we have spent decades building our reputation for trusted, effective legal services throughout New Jersey. We have been recognized by national lawyer rating services like Super Lawyers and have achieved a preeminent AV-rating by Martindale-Hubbell—but our greatest source of recognition is in the testimony of our satisfied clients.
You have the right to trust your lawyer. In fact, the New Jersey legal system could not function properly if clients were not able to count their lawyer respecting certain ethical standards.
If you have been harmed because of your lawyer’s breach of fiduciary duty, you need the best possible lawyer by your side to evaluate every option for holding that lawyer accountable. Schedule a free case review to learn more about our practice and your options by calling our office or filling out our online contact form today. We have offices across New Jersey for your convenience.
While your lawyer does have an ethical duty to keep you informed, failure to quickly return phone calls is usually not a fiduciary breach unless it impacts your case in some substantial way. As long as the lawyer is handling your case competently otherwise, taking time to return phone calls is likely not malpractice. However, if you begin to suspect that your lawyer has abandoned working on your case completely, that may amount to a breach of the lawyer’s duty to provide zealous and competent representation.
Practically, a breach of fiduciary duty can give rise to a legal malpractice claim against a lawyer. In many cases, we will state both types of claim against a negligent lawyer. Each claim, however, may be premised on a single set of facts. The specifics of your case will determine how our lawyers will frame the arguments and the course of action that may be most advantageous for you.
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