Legal Malpractice Attorneys
Choosing a good legal malpractice attorney is essential to ensuring your case will be handled with the care it deserves. Attorneys who specialize in legal malpractice have experience with the unique considerations surrounding legal malpractice, including case law and procedural rules. Sometimes, our legal malpractice attorneys can spot the act of malpractice upon initial contact with the client, and other times a more thorough investigation is necessary. Regardless, our law firm is deeply committed to protecting those affected by legal malpractice.
What is Legal Malpractice?
Legal malpractice is a blanketed term that refers to the negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, or breach of contract by an attorney that causes harm to his or her client. When an attorney breaks the bond of trust they have with their client, the attorney should be held accountable for the harm caused. It’s important to speak with a legal malpractice lawyer in Oregon to understand your rights and learn about any potential time deadlines that may exist for your case. In Oregon, if a lawyer thinks they have committed malpractice, they have been trained to admit wrong and refer the client to a different lawyer. Our attorneys commonly see legal malpractice claims due to the following:
- Missing a statute of limitations or another deadline
- Failing to know the law and/or apply the law
- Failing to conduct adequate discovery or investigation of the case
- Conflict of interest
- Improperly withdrawing from a case
- Losing the file or documents in the file
What Makes Us Different
With over 70 years of collective legal and trial experience, our legal malpractice attorneys will answer your questions at no cost, help point you in the right direction, or if need be, represent you and your legal malpractice claim in court. A successful claim requires a lawyer who understands the intricacies of a legal malpractice, ranging from thoroughly investigating the claim to understanding the state-by-state regulations for filing.
Finding a reputable legal malpractice law firm with attorneys who are understanding, compassionate, and willing to fight on your behalf is essential. When choosing a law firm to handle your legal malpractice case, look out for:
- Experience you can trust
- Specialty in legal malpractice litigation
- Satisfied clients
- Fair fee structure