March 17, 2021

How should I document my concerns in a legal malpractice case?

You may bring a legal malpractice suit if your attorney’s conduct was negligent, in breach of a contract or violated the American Bar Association’s Rules of Professional Conduct.

To show negligence you need to prove:

  1. Your lawyer had a duty to represent you competently
  2. Your lawyer made a mistake or otherwise acted in a way that breached their duty to you
  3. Their actions caused harm to you and you lost money or a case as a result

Collect as much information possible to establish these facts. Court records, case files, emails, letters, voicemails and video related to the legal issues in question will help prove your case.