Who do you hire to sue an attorney?
Your attorney, like all professionals, has a responsibility to properly represent you. It is his or her duty to handle your case in an appropriate manner and to take the appropriate steps necessary to resolve it. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. An attorney may take on a case that is too complex or requires expertise that he or she does not have. Sometimes an attorney may deliberately fail to represent a client by misappropriating settlement money or mishandling a case for personal gain, for example.
If this is the case, you may want to consider making a legal malpractice claim against your attorney. In the Los Angeles area, the law firm of Gregory Yates, P.C., with offices in Encino, should be your first choice when looking for an attorney to handle your malpractice claim. With more than 30 years of experience, Greg Yates has handled many cases involving attorney malpractice over the years, and, along with his associates, is skilled at investigating your case to determine if you are a victim of attorney malpractice. If so, Mr. Yates and his team will use their expertise to present that information to a jury on your behalf.
Do you have a case?
If you feel that you have been harmed in some way by the type of representation that you have received from your attorney, you have to be able to prove the following:
- the existence of an attorney-client relationship
- attorney negligence or intent to harm the client
- the actions of the attorney caused the client’s injury
- the client’s underlying case would have been settled in his or her favor if the attorney had not behaved improperly
If you are a victim of attorney malpractice, you may file a civil lawsuit against the attorney in question and recover money damages or a refund in fees. A court may also order said attorney to pay restitution to you, and, if the attorney has committed a criminal offense, he or she could be subject to prosecution. You also have the option of reporting the attorney to the California Bar Association which can result in disciplinary sanctions such as disbarment or payment of imposed fines to the association.
More information about attorney malpractice?
Attorney malpractice can be very traumatic because it can be extremely difficult to get a rehearing. If, as a result of the malpractice, you have lost money or anything of value, not received money that you were entitled to, or if you have been incarcerated, it is necessary for you to receive compensation.
The law firm of Gregory Yates, P.C. has handled attorney malpractice court cases in Riverside, Orange, San Bernadino, Los Angeles, and Ventura Counties. If you find yourself in need of help with a case that you feel was mishandled by an attorney, Mr. Yates and his associates will evaluate your case, determine whether there is a problem with malpractice, and help you to rectify the situation. Contact our firm to set up your initial appointment.