Category: Experts in Legal Malpractice

Is an expert needed to prove a breach of fiduciary duty? It depends….

Although attorneys have a fiduciary duty toward their clients, most errors and omissions by attorneys do not rise to the level of a breach of fiduciary duty. How it that possible? Legal malpractice claims generally involve questions about the quality

You have a legal malpractice expert? Great …. but that’s still NOT good enough…

One of the reasons why legal malpractice cases are generally complex is because a client suing a lawyer needs to hire at least two lawyers, the one to bring the suit, and another lawyer from another firm to be the

SURPRISE ENDING: A court found that a particular legal malpractice plaintiff did not need an expert but only because the plaintiff spent seven years pursuing a legal malpractice case that he did not have….

I pointed out in an earlier post that legal malpractice plaintiffs almost always need to retain one or more experts to testify on their behalf. A failure to get an expert in a legal malpractice case is almost always a recipe for

When is a legal malpractice expert not an expert, and why should I care?

One of the reasons legal malpractice cases are usually extremely complicated is that the new attorney you hire to sue your former attorney almost always needs to retain one or more experts to establish that your former attorney fell below

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