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What Is Legal Malpractice? | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

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Legal malpractice cases are often expensive to litigate and difficult to win.  Three conditions must exist in order to prove legal malpractice:

  •   An attorney-client relationship existed;
  •   The attorney breached a duty he or she owed to the client; and
  •   The attorney’s wrongdoing caused the client harm.

The most common reasons for a legal malpractice suit are:

  •  The lawyer didn’t know the substantive law well enough;
  •   The lawyer failed to get a client’s consent  or to inform the client;
  •   The lawyer failed to calendar events;
  •   Not knowing or observing a deadline; and
  •   Insufficient discovery and/or investigation.

If you have concerns about the conduct of your lawyer, the links below provide information on how to make an inquiry with the local bar.

Virginia – How to File an Inquiry About a LawyerMaryland – Attorney Grievance CommissionDistrict of Columbia – When Problems Arise: Complaints About Attorneys

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