Tag Archives: Legal Malpractice

California Legal Malpractice Laws

Proving that someone is guilty of malpractice can be very difficult. From a professional perspective, the stakes could not be higher for someone accused of malpractice. If you think that your attorney is guilty of “improper or immoral conduct in the performance of duties, done either intentionally or through carelessness or ignorance,” then you may wish to contact an experienced California legal malpractice lawyer to investigate the matter. However,...
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Attorney Faces Legal Malpractice Charges in Addition to Fraud

Federal prosecutors have asked a court to permanently disbar a St. Louis attorney who has been sued by some of his former clients for legal malpractice for promoting allegedly fraudulent tax schemes. The lawyer is one of many tax preparers across the country facing federal charges brought by the U.S. Department of Justice. Federal prosecutors say that the attorney sold fraudulent schemes to mostly wealthy clients in Missouri. The...
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How and When to Pursue a Legal Malpractice Claim

A recent article in the Southeast Texas Record concerning a legal malpractice claim tells the story of a fellow who consulted with a lawyer after being hit by another motorist. The man claims that his attorney failed to file a lawsuit on his behalf and purposely neglected to inform him of a limit on policy settlements. People who seek the counsel of an attorney expect professional and ethical services....
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Los Angeles Appeals Court Gives Legal Malpractice Case a Second Chance

Law.com reports that a long-standing legal malpractice case against a Seattle-based law firm has been given a new lease on life by the California 2nd District Court of Appeals. The Los Angeles court came to the decision on April 22, 2009, reinstating a lawsuit against the law firm of Perkins Coie. The legal malpractice lawsuit was originally filed in 2007 by In4Network, a Washington-based business services company. In4Network hired...
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California Bar Association Shuts Down Orange County Lawyer’s Offices

The California Bar Journal reports that the State Bar of California has effectively shut down the offices of Orange County attorney, Mitchell Roth. Roth, whose practice was recently expanded to include foreclosures, was hospitalized in January and was therefore unable to provide adequate representation to a large influx of approximately 2000 foreclosure clients. Citing concerns that Roth was unable to effectively represent his clients-many of whom are facing the...
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