Filing Professional Malpractice Claims Seeking Legal Malpractice Settlements
Lawyers are not required to win your case, but they are expected to provide a high standard of legal care when attending to your matter. Based in New Haven, Connecticut, John W. Mills and Maria A. Cahill represent clients in Bridgeport, Stamford, Hartford, Milford, Norwalk, Waterbury and throughout New Haven, Fairfield and Hartford counties.
If you have been financially harmed due to an attorney’s actions or negligence in representing you, contact one of our New Haven legal malpractice attorneys for a free consultation.
Attorney Malpractice: A High Threshold
The lawyers at Mills & Cahill, LLC, will evaluate your claim of legal malpractice/professional malpractice and give an honest assessment of whether you have an actionable claim.
While the legal community has high standards for professional conduct and ethical behavior, the courts also set a high standard for proving professional malpractice. Bringing and/or filing a claim requires experienced, principled attorneys such as Mr. Mills and Ms. Cahill, who are willing to hold peers accountable for poor representation.
Legal malpractice or professional malpractice having to do with legal counsel may include one or more of the following:
- Failure to meet a statute of limitations or court filing deadline
- Failure to meet the court’s deadlines for filings
- Failure to disclose evidence or failure to comply with discovery motions
- Misappropriation of client funds
- Misrepresentations to clients
- Insufficient effort on behalf of the client
A claim of legal malpractice must prove that there was financial harm and that the client would likely have prevailed in his or her legal matter with competent counsel.