We trust lawyers, accountants, bankers and investment advisers to handle our most personal matters and safeguard our hard earned money. When one of these professionals fails to perform his or her duty to you, the consequences can be devastating. At Mahany & Ertl, our lawyers will do everything possible to bring the responsible parties to justice.
Legal malpractice occurs far too often. It occurs when a lawyer intentionally or negligently mishandles a case and causes injury to the client. Common forms of malpractice include:
- Failure to meet deadlines
- Improper conflicts of interest
- Settling a claim without the client’s permission
- Failure to know the law or perform proper research
- Theft or misuse of client funds
Thankfully, the number of dishonest lawyers is quite low. But many lawyers make mistakes. Mistakes that cost the client money or cause the client to lose an important right. Sometimes, mistakes by a lawyer can cause an innocent person to go to prison.
If you were injured or damaged by the wrongful acts of a lawyer, call us today. Many lawyers won’t sue another lawyer. We have (successfully) and we will.
Like lawyers, accountants, stock brokers and other financial professionals also make mistakes and sometimes act dishonestly. Our lawyers have successfully represented people and organizations and have recovered their hard earned monies.
Working with very specialized forensic accountants, we can also uncover fraud and stop internal thefts from bankrupting small businesses.