Are You a Victim of Lawyer Malpractice?

If you are facing a legal issue, you rely on your attorney to be competent and to put your interests first. Unfortunately, some lawyers take a bad situation and make it worse.

At Lazenby Law Firm LLC, we take the practice of law very seriously. It makes us angry when we see lawyers harming the profession we love. While many lawyers will not sue one of their own, we take on cases of legal malpractice against other attorneys. We see it as protecting the integrity of our profession. If you believe you are a victim of legal malpractice, call at 864-707-0201 for an initial consultation. Our law office is in Spartanburg, and we serve clients throughout Upstate South Carolina, including Greenville, Anderson and Rock Hill.

What Is Legal Malpractice?

A bad outcome in a case is not necessarily due to malpractice. Unfortunately, sometimes lawyers lose cases even when they do everything they were supposed to do. As long as your lawyer handled your case appropriately, you do not have a case of legal malpractice. Malpractice exists only if the lawyer failed in his or her duty to you.

Here are some examples of legal malpractice:

  • Missing a statute of limitations, resulting in your lawsuit being dismissed
  • Failure to communicate with you, resulting in a bad outcome
  • Failure to take action on your case, resulting in a bad outcome
  • Practicing in an area of law the lawyer is not qualified to handle, resulting in bad advice
  • Improper use of client funds
  • Persuading a vulnerable client to give them money or gifts

Lawyers have a high level of responsibility to put their client's interests first. If they fail to do so, and you are harmed as a result, you have the right to seek compensation.

For More Information About Legal Malpractice

To talk to a lawyer about your legal malpractice case, call 864-707-0201 or complete our contact form to schedule a consultation.