What is Legal Malpractice?

Legal malpractice is "bad lawyering" that results in harm or damage or loss. Legal malpractice is improper or negligent conduct by an attorney, lawyer, law firm, or legal support personnel. If a legal professional is negligent or careless while providing legal services for a client and the client suffers injury or loss as a result, that legal professional has committed legal malpractice.

Legal malpractice is a failure to perform as a reasonable legal professional should have performed under the circumstances; it can be a failure to do something that should have been done or doing something that should not have been done.

In legal terms, legal malpractice is a deviation from the standard of care expected of a similar attorney, lawyer, law firm, or legal support personnel in similar circumstances. As the Connecticut Supreme Court has stated: "Malpractice is commonly defined as 'the failure of one rendering professional services to exercise that degree of skill and learning commonly applied under all the circumstances in the community by the average prudent reputable member of the profession with the result of injury, loss, or damage to the recipient of those services....'" Barnes v. Schlein, 192 Conn. 732, 735 (1984).

We prosecute Legal Malpractice and Serious Injury and Loss claims in all Connecticut Judicial Districts: Ansonia (Milford), Danbury, Fairfield (Bridgeport), Hartford, Litchfield, Middletown, New Britain, New Haven, New London (Norwich), Stamford (Norwalk), Tolland (Rockville), Waterbury, and Windham (Putnam and Willimantic). We also have lawyers licensed in Massachusetts and New York.

If you have suffered a significant injury or financial loss as a result of legal malpractice caused by an attorney, lawyer, law firm, or legal support personnel, please contact our Legal Malpractice Law Group to arrange a free and confidential consultation.

We charge No Fees and No Expenses unless and until we win your legal malpractice claim. And if you cannot travel, we can come to you.

Our Connecticut Legal Malpractice Law Group has the legal, financial, and technical experience and know-how to get you the compensation you need and deserve. We have been prosecuting serious injury and loss claims caused by negligent legal providers since 1983 and have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. Also, Advocates Law Firm LLC has earned the highest rating possible for both Legal Ability and Professional Ethics. To learn more about our Legal Malpractice Law Group, click here: Qualifications and Experience.

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