What constitutes legal malpractice
? How do I know if I have a legal malpractice case? The following are some examples of common attorney mistakes
that could potentially constitute legal malpractice: attorney Fails to file documents or perform certain activities on time (missed deadline or missed statute of limitations); attorney applies incorrect strategy to the matter; attorney fails to know or apply the law; attorney gives incorrect legal advice; attorney mishandles court appearances.
Some other examples of common attorney mistakes are: breach of fiduciary duty owed to client (duty of loyalty, duty of confidentiality, duty of honesty); conflicts of interest; ethical violations; inadequate discovery of facts and/or negligent investigation of facts; failure to obtain consent from client; failure to follow client instruction; negligent settlement and/or contractual drafting or negotiating; and mismanagement or mishandling of client funds.