Professionals such as attorneys, accountants, and stockbrokers owe their clients a duty of care to adhere to certain professional standards of conduct established both by their industries and by other regulatory measures. When a professional’s conduct falls below those standards of care — whether intentionally or unintentionally — and a client suffers harm as a result, the client might be able to recover his/her/its losses in a lawsuit alleging professional malpractice (also known as “professional negligence”).
Among the areas in which our lawyers have litigated malpractice actions are:
- Legal malpractice
- Accounting malpractice
- Stockbroker negligence
- Insurance agent malpractice
We have handled such cases in state court, in federal court, and in arbitration before numerous arbitral bodies.
Although professional malpractice cases are typically very document-intensive, we do not charge our clients on an hourly basis, as many law firms do, to review large document productions. We handle virtually all of our professional malpractice cases on a contingency-fee basis, which means that we only charge clients for our services if we are able to secure for them a recovery. Additionally, our experience in this field allows us to analyze large document compilations quickly, efficiently, and with a keen eye toward swiftly resolving each case.
If you fear you might be the victim of professional malpractice, collect all documents (including billing statements, e-mails, and all professional work papers) related to your claim and contact us to discuss your legal rights. Because legal malpractice claims are time-sensitive matters, victims are encouraged to contact us as soon as they can to preserve their rights.