New Legal and Accounting Malpractice website launched and we are pretty excited.
There are very few law firms specializing in legal malpractice and until now, we never heard of any involving accounting malpractice. Sure, some law firms will accept the occasional case against a CPA but it is usually ancillary to their main practice.
This week we launched our new sister website launched. Partnering with some of the best malpractice lawyers in the country, the new site hopes to help people who are having difficulty finding the right malpractice lawyer.
We promise there will be plenty of information on how to sue your lawyer or how to sue an accountant. Anyone who wants to share their horror stories are welcome to write. (We will only publish your story with your permission and will redact your name and personal details. )
Why a Legal and Accounting Malpractice Website?
For years we have heard from would be clients who say they can’t find a lawyer willing to sue another lawyer. Unfortunately, we find that many folks have to go out of their area to find any lawyer willing to sue another lawyer. Going out of town actually makes sense, however. There is less likely to be a conflict of interest.
And finding a lawyer to sue an accountant? Those are very rare. Few people have the tax or accounting knowledge to bring these cases. Our team includes a former state tax commissioner, accountant and tax prosecutor.
How to Sue a Lawyer
To successfully sue a lawyer, you must show that:
- There was an attorney-client relationship;
- The lawyer owed you a duty of care;
- The lawyer was negligent in carrying out his or her duties, or engaged in deliberate or willful misconduct, or otherwise acted in a manner inconsistent with the law;
- You suffered actual harm; and
- Your harm was suffered as a direct consequence of the lawyer’s actions, misconduct, or mistake.
How to Sue an Accountant / CPA
Like suing a lawyer, you must prove several elements. These include:
- The accountant owed you a duty of care;
- The accountant was negligent in carrying out his or her duties, whether by failing to comply with generally accepted accounting practices (GAAP or GAAS), by engaging in deliberate or willful misconduct, or by otherwise acting in a manner inconsistent with the law;
- You suffered actual harm; and,
- Your harm was suffered as a direct consequence of the accountant’s actions, misconduct or mistake
Visit our Accounting and Legal Malpractice website at the link above for more information or contact us online.
Minimum case size is generally $1 million in losses. We accept cases nationwide. All inquiries are kept strictly confidential. Please note that in many states there are very short time limits to bring malpractice cases. In some states you may only have one year. Don’t delay!