Legal Malpractice

Black's Law Dictionary Definition

This term is usually applied to lawyers, doctors, and accountants. Failure of one rendering professional services to exercise that degree of skill and learning commonly applied under all the circumstances in the community by the average prudent reputable member of the profession with the result of injury, loss, or damage to the recipient of those services or to those entitled to rely upon them.

See Also: Medical Malpractice

Legal Malpractice

Have you been wronged by a recent attorney? Or has another attorney caused you harm? You may have the ability to file for legal malpractice. Of course, there must be evidence of the attorney causing you harm. A poor strategy of the lawyer is not a reasonable cause for malpractice. There must be evidence that the lawyer did something that no reasonable lawyer would have done.

Some examples of legal malpractice suits are:

  1. Negligence
  2. Breach of Contract
  3. Breaches a Fiduciary Duty
  4. Missing a deadline for filing a paper with the court, with a reasonable amount of notice


Contact here if you feel you have a case for legal malpractice. David Whipple will give you the correct and accurate information regarding your situation. Feel free to call today at (816) 842-6411 for a free 30-minute consultation. You can feel good in recovering the losses from negligence towards your case.

The material provided is intended for informational purposes only. It is not to be considered legal advice and not to be construed as legal representation.