Malpractice and Conflicts of Interest Lawyers

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What Types of Conflicts of Interest may Lead to a Malpractice Claim?

A conflict of interest is a simultaneous representation of parties with opposing interests without their consent. The following are conflicts of interest that can lead to a malpractice claim:

What Other Actions by a Lawyer Can Lead to a Malpractice Claim?

There are several actions a lawyer can commit leaving him liable for malpractice:

I Think My Attorney Has Committed Malpractice. What Should I Do?

The first thing you should do is file a complaint with your attorney's State Bar Association.  The Bar Association is an organization that licenses and regulates attorneys for each individual state. The Bar Association cannot, however, help you recover any damages you've suffered.  To recover damages, you have to sue your attorney in court.

Do I Need a Lawyer to Help Me with My Attorney Malpractice Problem?

Proving that your attorney committed malpractice can be difficult. You have to know exactly what constitutes malpractice and show that your attorney actually committed malpractice. An experienced malpractice attorney can help you determine whether or not you're a victim of attorney malpractice. Additionally, a lawyer can file a lawsuit on your behalf and help pursue case in court if necessary.    

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Last Modified: 03-13-2014 11:40 AM PDT

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