Legal Malpractice Articles
While recovery in a legal malpractice lawsuit for the sum of the judgment entered against the client without proof of payment appears to suffice, the same is not true where the client is denied full or complete compensation...Read more.
Proving actual damages is a two-part problem. First, one must consider establishing the monetary loss. Damages must be affirmatively established by the aggrieved client...Read more.
A cause of action accrues when the client “reasonably should have known of the injury for which damages are sought.” ...Read more.
It is well understood that a cause of action for legal malpractice requires not merely proving the act or omission of the client’s former counsel but also establishing proximate cause often referred to as proving a “case within a case.” Read more.
The Supreme Court Rules on Admission and Discipline of Attorneys, Article VII, Part A-1, Practice of Law provides under Rule 721 for law firms to operate as corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies...Read mroe.
As a general rule, there must be an attorney client relationship. Both the attorney and the client have to consent to the retention. Read more.