Brooklyn Professional Negligence Lawyer
Attorneys are required to adhere to a code of professional conduct. This code is set forth in the Canon of Ethics governing the legal profession. When lawyers ignore or violate ethical requirements or provide incompetent representation, they can be held liable for any financial or personal harm suffered by their client as a result. At the Law Office Offices of Daniel A. Kalish, we review the actions and decisions of attorneys, exposing incompetence and ethical violations that result in harm to their clients. As your attorney, Mr. Kalish can review the transcript of your trial, request copies of pertinent notes and documents from your attorney, and interview witnesses. We identify failures on your previous attorney's part that either compromised your case or prejudiced the court against you.
If your business, family, or reputation has suffered financial loss or harm due to the negligent actions of an attorney, contact legal malpractice lawyer Daniel A. Kalish today to schedule an appointment and discuss your case.
Legal Malpractice and Grounds for a Lawsuit
The Law Office of Daniel A. Kalish represents people financially harmed by the following incompetent or negligent acts of their attorney:
- Overbilling clients
- Failure to file by deadline or before statute of limitation expires
- Errors and mistakes in drafting contracts, wills, trusts, and other legal documents
- Agreeing to or rejecting a settlement offer without consulting client
- Failure to interview or call key witnesses
- Failure to introduce key evidence
- Failure to disclose a conflict of interest
- Breach of contract
Gathering Evidence in Legal Malpractice Cases
You are entitled to documents and records pertinent to your case. If your lawyer refuses to provide you with copies of files related to your case, our office will request copies during the discovery phase of your legal malpractice case. We also review a copy of the transcript of your trial, as well as other documentation related to motions, mediation, or negotiation. Equally important are copies of any legal documents drafted, contracts signed, or checks and receipts.
In general, failure to inform clients regarding important decisions or a failure to act in a client's best interests constitutes legal malpractice. In reviewing documents from your earlier trial, we can often identify actions attorneys failed to take that undermined or harmed your case. Most of these failures constitute negligence and a departure from standard procedures and protocols in preparing or presenting cases.
Contact Legal Malpractice Lawyer Daniel A. Kalish Today
There is a statute of limitation on legal malpractice cases. If you believe you were financially harmed due to incompetence or ethical violations on the part of your attorney, contact the Law Offices of Daniel A. Kalish to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case as soon as possible.