Mississippi Legal Malpractice Attorney and Lawyer
Legal malpractice is generally referred to as negligence. However, it can take on other forms such as breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraud. Clients can be damaged by attorneys in many ways, including, missing a deadline, failing to respond to discovery, failing to designate experts or witnesses, making errors in drafting documents or agreements, having conflicts of interest, failing to know the law, failing to obtain a client’s consent before binding the client, failing to fully inform the client so that the client can make appropriate decisions, not engaging in sufficient investigation or discovery, among many others. Significantly, Mississippi Law requires that in order to successfully proceed against an attorney for legal malpractice, generally one must prove not only that the attorney made some kind of error or omission, but also that the case would have had a different and more favorable result to the client if the attorney had not made the error or omission. This is known among attorneys as the requirement for a “trial within a trial.” This can be a very difficult burden to overcome. At the Law Offices of Attorney John R. Reeves, P.C., we can answer these and other important questions as you consider a possible legal malpractice claim against an attorney:
- What should my attorney have done that he did not do in my case?
- What should my attorney not have done that he did in my case?
- Would my case have turned out any differently had the attorney performed differently?
- Will I need an expert witness to establish legal malpractice?
- How long after the attorney’s negligent act do I have to file suit?
- What damages can I expect to recover if I prevail in a legal malpractice lawsuit?
- Is there insurance coverage that would cover the acts of my attorney?
Please contact us to arrange for a confidential consultation with a Mississippi Legal Malpractice Lawyer and Attorney.