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There are about 80,000 lawyers in Florida. Not all of them are diligent, careful, well-trained, or experienced. If a lawyer fails to represent their client appropriately and the client suffers injury, the lawyer and the law firm are responsible. The failure to act reasonably in the course of representing a client is called legal malpractice. Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi & Cain, P.A. has legal malpractice attorneys in Miami, FL who can help you hold your former lawyer accountable.

Clients across the country trust our firm because we have:

Legal malpractice cases are difficult because lawyers and the insurance companies that insure them vigorously resist. To pursue these claims successfully, the lawyer representing the insured client must be tenacious and experienced. They must be prepared to pour considerable resources into the case to prepare it for court. That's what our firm is known for.

Do not hesitate to call our law firm at (305) 770-6335 for a free consultation. We represent clients in jurisdictions across Florida, the U.S., and around the globe.

What Is Legal Malpractice?

Legal malpractice occurs when an attorney fails to provide competent and professional legal services to their client, causing harm or damage. This can include missing deadlines, failing to conduct proper research, providing poor legal advice, mishandling client funds, and other actions that fall below the standard of care expected in the legal profession.

In Florida, the statute of limitations for legal malpractice is generally two years from the time the malpractice was discovered or should have been discovered with due diligence. However, there are exceptions and nuances to this rule, making it crucial to consult with a legal malpractice attorney as soon as possible to avoid forfeiting your right to file a claim.

You might have a legal malpractice case if:

  • Your attorney had a duty to represent you competently as established by the attorney-client relationship.
  • Your attorney breached this duty by acting negligently, making mistakes, or not fulfilling their responsibilities.
  • You suffered a loss or damage as a direct result of your attorney's actions or inactions.
  • There is a direct link between your attorney's misconduct and your loss.

Determining if you have a valid legal malpractice claim can be complex and requires a thorough review of the facts by a qualified legal malpractice attorney.

Common Types of Legal Malpractice

Common types of legal malpractice include, but are not limited to:

  • Negligence: Failure to exercise the skill, prudence, and diligence that other attorneys would under similar circumstances.
  • Breach of fiduciary duty: Acting in a manner that benefits the attorney at the expense of the client, including conflicts of interest.
  • Breach of contract: Failing to perform duties as outlined in the contract with the client.
  • Failure to know or properly apply the law: Acting without the requisite knowledge of the relevant law, or incorrectly applying the law to their client’s situation.
  • Inadequate investigation: Failure to thoroughly investigate the facts of a case, leading to a lack of evidence to support the client's position.
  • Conflicts of interest: Representing a client in a situation where the attorney's interests, or the interests of another client, conflict with those of the represented client without proper disclosure and consent.
  • Fraud and deception: Engaging in fraudulent or deceptive practices, such as misrepresenting facts or law, embezzling client funds, or lying to the court, is a grave breach of professional ethics and legal duty.

Representative Cases in Legal Malpractice

One of our more notable results in this area involves our representation of a class of investors against a major Wall Street law firm in a securities class action case. After many years of litigation, the law firm's insurance company paid a $10 million settlement. This result, and many like it, is one of the reasons we are the firm of choice for victims of legal malpractice.

Our trial preparation process often includes:

  • Meetings on weekends and holidays
  • Investing in trial simulations
  • Utilizing focus groups
  • Allowing 24-hour access to our lawyers
  • Preparing cases quickly and effectively

Schedule a free case consultation with our legal malpractice attorneys by calling us at (305) 770-6335.

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