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We seek assistance from attorneys when we need legal help, but the help we receive is not always reliable because, after all, even attorneys can make mistakes from time to time. When this happens, it usually causes what was an already bad situation to get worse. An attorney that fails to use the skill and attention of a reasonably careful attorney can be held liable for the harm he or she causes. Balamuth Law has successfully litigated cases against a multiple attorneys for missing statutes of limitations, giving bad business advice, and practicing in certain of areas of the law without having any proper training.

Why Hire an Attorney?

People hire attorneys to handle matters that they are not qualified to handle themselves. Professional malpractice occurs when a negligent act or omission by a professional results in damage or harm to a client. There are a number of situations which exemplify legal malpractice and/or negligence by an attorney, such as:

  • Breaching a fiduciary duty to his or her client, by not acting in the client's best interest
  • Obstruction of justice
  • Billing fraud
  • Malicious litigation
  • Breaches of contract for services that the lawyer and the client signed
  • Creation of faulty documentation
  • Neglecting a deadline for filing papers with the court
  • Errors resulting in a client's case being dismissed
  • Presenting false evidence

In the United States, a majority of legal malpractice claims are filed by former clients who are unhappy with the result of their personal injury case outcomes, followed next by clients who had been involved in real estate matters.

What Must Be Proved

In order to succeed in a Northern California legal malpractice case, the plaintiff must prove the following:

  • That an attorney-client relationship existed
  • That there was negligence (violation of the standard of professional conduct) in the client's legal representation
  • That due to said negligence, a negative legal outcome resulted

Very few firms have the experience that we have handling these cases. If your prior legal matter ended poorly due to legal malpractice or lawyer negligence, please contact us at (888) 254-1234 today.

Legal Malpractice Verdicts & Settlements:

Listed below are verdicts and settlements obtained by Balamuth Law on behalf of victims of legal malpractice:

Case Name: Richard Doe v. Law Firm
Recovery Range: $400,000 - $650,000

Case Name: Alfred Doe v. Defendant Attorney
Recovery Range: $400,000 - $650,000

Case Name: Christina Doe v. Law Firm
Recovery Range: $100,000 - $250,000

Click here for more information about these legal malpractice verdicts and settlements.

Additional Information

Attorney Kelly Balamuth was profiled in the
September 2013 Issue of Plaintiff Magazine.

Balamuth Law has helped hundreds of people resolve their claims and obtain justice. Please look at some of our case results in our different practice areas to see how we have helped.

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5Thank you so much for representing us in the lawsuit.

It was a pleasure working with you, and we feel very comfortable recommending you to anyone who comes our way who needs a personal injury lawyer. Wishing you continued success in your practice! We recommend you highly.

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