New Jersey Legal Malpractice Lawyers
Attorneys Make Mistakes, Too
When you retain a lawyer, you place your trust in him or her to do what is best for you and to handle your case with the utmost professionalism and attention to detail. When you suffer a financial loss because of your attorney’s actions, to whom can you turn for help?
If you are in New Jersey, you can turn to The Epstein Law Firm. We aggressively pursue legal malpractice claims for those who have received ineffective assistance from other lawyers. Our legal team believes that the relationship between attorney and client is sacred, and that a lawyer should feel privileged when someone entrusts a serious matter to him or her. We are not afraid to hold lawyers accountable when they fail to provide services that meet the expected professional standards.
What Is Legal Malpractice in New Jersey
Simply put, legal malpractice occurs when counsel, through an error or omission, fails to provide services that meet the minimum standard of care expected from a licensed attorney. Legal malpractice can occur in any type of case, from personal injury to employment law to contract disputes. There are a variety of examples of malpractice, including:
- Taking a case that is outside the scope of the lawyer’s knowledge
- Failure to file a case within the time limit (statute of limitations)
- Stealing or misappropriating funds paid by a client
- Pursuing an invalid or frivolous claim
- Failing to perform due diligence when working through a transaction
- General errors in litigation, such as failing to research, understand or properly apply the law
The idea of lawyers suing other lawyers who allegedly committed legal malpractice need not be seen as contradictory or ironic. Just as other professionals, including doctors and architects, are held to reasonable standards, so too are lawyers. Legal clients have the right to expect that their rights will be protected when lawyers accept their cases.
Contact a Hackensack Attorney for Legal Negligence Claims
If you are concerned that your attorney has committed a crucial error and as a result you have suffered significant damages, contact our New Jersey legal malpractice lawyers or call our Rochelle Park office at 201-918-3560 to schedule a free consultation. It is important that you act quickly in order to preserve any claims that you may have.