There can be many situations in which you may need to seek the advice of a lawyer in California. Regardless of the reason for which you seek legal counsel, you always deserve to know that the attorney you hire is able to provide unbiased and fair representation for you. An attorney's interests in other matters or other people may prevent this from happening. If this does, it may be considered a conflict of interest.
Depending on the case involved, a California attorney may hold some of the assets or property of a client for a period of time. According to the American Bar Association, the kind of care an attorney should exercise when holding the assets of a client should be consistent with how a professional fiduciary would perform. A failure on the part of an attorney to demonstrate this care may qualify as legal malpractice.
When you hire a lawyer to represent you in a California legal matter, you likely do so with the utmost confidence that the person you chose will advocate on your behalf and act with your best interests in mind. Regrettably, however, some attorneys fail to do this, and if yours is among them, you may want to seek recourse. At Lange Law Corporation, we understand how frustrating it can be when your attorney drops the ball, and we have helped many people who found themselves in similar situations pursue solutions that fit their needs.
One of the most common forms of legal malpractice occurs when an attorney misses a deadline that is crucial to their client’s case. Maybe they overestimated how much time they have to gather evidence or took too long filing the complaint to begin with.
We have examined multiple issues related to legal malpractice on this blog, from some of the reasons why legal professionals are more likely to make mistakes and mishandle cases to the consequences associated with legal malpractice. Unfortunately, these situations can be very difficult for those who are subjected to legal malpractice, and some may be unsure of their options or decide to remain silent for various reasons. For example, a negligent legal professional may deny any wrongdoing and tell a client that they do not have any options. However, this is not always true.
Nobody who practices law in California wants to see other bar-certified attorneys fail. However, we believe at Lange Law Corporation that it would be even worse to let negligent or incompetent lawyers get away with their failures without facing some sort of challenge.