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What is a breach of fiduciary duty?

When attorneys take on the case of a client, they pledge to act in the best interest of that client during the term of the case. It is an unspoken obligation and responsibility to the client to uphold their trust and perform in the best possible way to achieve an optimum outcome in the case. If you have hired an attorney, you should also be able to expect that your representative will act in your best interest. However, there are situations where an attorney may break this trust with a client, which may be terms for a legal malpractice case.

Case within a case: What you should know

If you believe that your attorney has mishandled your case, it is crucial that you are able to prove that he or she acted in a negligent manner. Your attorney’s negligence in acting on your case may have led to an unjust verdict, one that you believe would not have occurred had your attorney given proper representation. In such a situation, you are responsible for showing that your verdict would have turned out differently had your attorney followed the proper legal rules.

What are the statutes of limitations in California?

If you have been misrepresented in a case or have been the victim of bad lawyering, you may feel like bringing a claim against the attorney who represented you. You may have even been wrongfully convicted of a crime you did not commit because of attorney negligence. When you feel as though you have been wronged, it is crucial that you bring the injustice to the attention of a legal malpractice attorney as soon as possible. In California, and in other states in the nation, there are deadlines to filing these types of claims. This is known as the statute of limitations and are dependent on the type of case you are presenting.

Law firm faces ethical breach

When people hire an attorney to represent them in a court-of-law, they are entitled to certain information regarding the law firm and its ability to provide service to the client. On a larger scale, corporations who use law firms to litigate cases are also entitled to information about the law firm and any information they have regarding legal conflicts they are currently going through.

What is a breach of contract?

Whether you own a small business or are in the corporate office of a large company, you may deal with contracts on a regular basis. Contracts are a necessary part of business interactions, as they allow you to define a service or partnership and add specific guidelines regarding the matter. A breach of contract occurs when one of the parties involved in the agreement fails to keep their end of the bargain or does not fulfill their obligation as stated in the contract.

When your attorney will not respond to you

If you reside in California and have ever had cause to hire an attorney, you probably did some due diligence of your own before hiring someone to represent you. Chances are, you also had high expectations for the relationship and felt confident the person you hired would respond to your needs and questions promptly and effectively. Regrettably, however, this is not always the case. At Lange Law Corporation, we understand that you may have questions about whether your attorney’s failure to respond to you constitutes legal malpractice, and we have helped many clients with similar concerns determine whether they may have legal recourse.

Does unhappiness equate to legal malpractice?

It is not always easy to know who to hire when you need a California attorney. More than anything, you want someone who has expertise in the area in which you need help. But it is not enough for him or her to be an expert. You also want the lawyer you hire to work hard as an advocate for you, and advocacy is a unique skill that goes beyond knowledge in a practice area.

Avoid legal mistakes through a business agreement

Forming a small business can be extremely profitable. A number of large corporations were started by entrepreneurs who founded small businesses and allowed them to grow. During this growth; however, certain legal problems may arise. It is important for business owners to know about these common legal mistakes, as many of these issues may have been prevented had they took the proper precautions.

Understanding conflict of interest

At the Lange Law Corporation in California, we realize that the relationship between you and your attorney is almost sacred. You expect your attorney to represent you ethically, skillfully and vigorously, and you also expect him or her to keep anything you say confidential and do nothing adverse to your interests.

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