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Legal Malpractice

Every client has the right to expect representation from a lawyer passionately dedicated to that client’s cause.  Unfortunately, some lawyers fall far short of that expectation.  When injury to the client results, there may be a basis for a legal malpractice claim.  We consider it our duty to accept legal malpractice cases just like other types of negligence cases.

A primer on legal malpractice

Often termed “a case within a case,” a legal malpractice claim is a case to prove an earlier case was handled negligently.  Like doctors and other professionals, lawyers can and should be held accountable for their own negligence.

When a legal malpractice lawsuit is practical

A legal malpractice case is only practical if you have been seriously harmed.  Malpractice insurance companies fight malpractice claims tooth and nail.  They do not roll over to avoid litigation costs, bad publicity, or the like.

You should know…

  • There is a difference between legal malpractice and a misjudgment.  Lawyers are liable for errors good lawyers would not have committed, not for inconsequential mistakes any lawyer could have made, or even major errors that did the client no harm.
  • Lawyers typically have malpractice insurance to pay for damages in legal malpractice cases.  If your previous attorney was not insured, a lawyer’s paycheck can be garnished just like anyone else’s.  The Virginia State Bar also has a “client protection fund” set aside to pay up to $50,000 in malpractice cases involving fraud.
  • A lawyer’s reputation is paramount to his or her success.  He or she will build the strongest defense possible to protect his or her reputation.  That said, just cases will usually win out if you stay the course.

We insist on justice

Contact our office for assistance from skilled attorneys dedicated to holding negligent lawyers responsible for harm they have done their clients.

Located close to Lynnhaven Mall in Virginia Beach, our practice serves clients throughout Virginia.

Virginia State Bar Disclaimer
Every Legal Matter Is Different. The Outcome Of Each Legal Case Depends Upon Many Factors, Including The Facts Of The Case, And No Attorney Can Guarantee A Positive Result In Any Particular Case. The Outcome Of Every Case Will Depend On A Variety Of Factors Unique To Each Case And Case Results Depicted Here Do Not Guarantee Or Predict A Similar Result In Any Future Case.
Prior Cases
  • "Jury awards $3 million in wrongful death murder trial. "

  • "Jury awards $1,200,000 in legal malpractice case"

  • "Denton recognized for two of Virginia's top million dollar-plus verdicts "

  • "WAVY ordered to pay $1.2m for defaming couple "

  • "Student scores $5m jury verdict for libel"

  • "Federal jury awards event planners $600,000 each "

  • "Attorney, firm hit with $420,000 verdict"

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  • "It's nice to know that there are still people like you in this world that are not afraid to go against the grain of society and are willing to stick there neck out for somebody else because of their belief in that person. "

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