When you hire an attorney to help you with your case or legal matter, you trust that they will provide you with legal representation that comports with the ethical and professional standards that all attorneys are expected to adhere to. You trust that your attorney will provide you with the best possible representation he or she is capable of. Although no every case can be won nor can a lawyer guarantee the outcome of any legal matter, every lawyer should use all his or her experience, training, and skill to do the best work possible in each client’s case. When a lawyer fails to live up to this standard and provides you with negligent representation, you may potentially have a legal claim for legal malpractice.
Successfully pursuing a legal malpractice case is a complicated process because these cases required a deep look at both your attorney’s conduct and what happened in your underlying case or legal matter. You need an attorney with the experience and resources to thoroughly investigate your legal malpractice claims.
At Team Law, for more than 60 years we have represented clients harmed by legal malpractice committed by their former attorneys. We help clients recover the fair compensation they deserve and need after they are harmed by someone’s negligence. We vigorously pursue legal malpractice claims by showing that you would have received a different, better outcome in your underlying case or legal matter had your attorney not provided you with negligent representation. If you believe you have been the victim of legal malpractice in Summit or elsewhere throughout New Jersey, contact Team Law today to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case and to learn more about your potential legal rights and options for pursuing compensation.
In New Jersey, the rules of professional conduct require that every attorney provide each of their clients with “competent representation”. Although an attorney is not required to be an expert in a client’s matter, “competent representation” does require that a lawyer have the legal knowledge and skill necessary to acquire the information and knowledge necessary to properly handle a client’s case or legal matter. However, an attorney’s performance can fall below this standard when he or she:
Legal malpractice claims are often fact-intensive and need significant evidence to prove that your attorney’s mistake rose to the level of legal malpractice. Our firm leaves no stone unturned in finding the facts and evidence needed to successfully pursue your legal malpractice claim. We aggressively pursue every angle in your case including:
If you believe that your former attorney has committed in your case or legal matter, contact the Summit legal malpractice attorneys of Team Law today to schedule a no-obligation consultation. We are ready to get to work quickly to get you the compensation and justice that you need and deserve.
Summit is a city located in Union County, New Jersey. Summit was originally incorporated as a township in 1869, formed from portions of New Providence Township (now Berkeley Heights) and Springfield Township. Summit was later reincorporated as a city in 1899. The city is believed to have gotten its name for the Summit Lodge, the name of the house where James Kent, who was Columbia College’s first professor of law and a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New York, retired to. Although Summit initially suffered a decline in the early 20th century as the silk weaving industry moved out, Summit rebounded as part of the suburban boom for workers in New York City. In 2019, Bloomberg named Summit the 65th richest town in America by average household income.
Likely no. One of the elements of a viable legal malpractice claim requires you to show that 1) your attorney’s conduct fell below the applicable standard of care in your underlying legal matter, 2) that your case or legal matter would have had a different, better outcome but for your attorney’s deficient performance, and that you have suffered some form of economic loss as a result of your attorney’s negligence. If you cannot show that you suffered an economic injury due to your attorney’s mistake, you will likely not be entitled to damages.
If you believe that you have a legal malpractice claim against your attorney, our legal malpractice lawyers can help you evaluate the options you have for holding your attorney accountable. If you have a dispute over fees, we can help you pursue a claim with a fee arbitration board. Or if you have suffered some form of financial loss as a result of your lawyer’s deficient performance, we can help you bring a claim for compensation. Finally, we can also help you file an ethics complaint with the state bar to report your attorney’s conduct if you wish to do so.
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