Professional Malpractice

When a lawyer’s mistake or neglect costs a client money, it can be difficult to find competent counsel to pursue a claim, because many law firms will not take cases against another lawyer.

We do not shrink away from these difficult cases.

We have represented numerous clients who have suffered losses as a result of an attorney’s negligence or other misconduct, as well as clients who have been overcharged for services rendered. We also have experience representing clients in cases involving negligence or malfeasance by other professionals, such as accountants and financial advisors.

Although we primarily handle professional malpractice claims on a fee for service basis, we are open to discussing contingency fee arrangements in certain cases.

Representative Matters

  • Represented Massachusetts resident in legal malpractice action against New York attorney arising from attorney’s failure to properly domesticate and enforce out-of-state judgment, and subsequent failure to pursue claim against county clerk for not docketing judgment.  After defeating attorney’s motion for summary judgment, case was favorably settled during court-supervised mediation.
  • Represented client in legal malpractice action against attorney for failing to properly advise client in administering mother’s trust.  After replacing client’s original counsel, successfully moved to amend the complaint to add claim for intentional decpetion under Judiciary Law § 487.  which imposes treble damages against a lawyer who intentionally deceives a court or client.  Click here to read the decision, which appeared in the New York Law Journal as the Decision of the Day.

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