Breach Of Fiduciary Duty

Attorneys and law firms have legal and ethical standards that must be followed. These standards include providing proper legal counsel for a reasonable fee. A lawyer also has a fiduciary duty to clients to provide the appropriate legal advice to allow you to make the proper decisions. If an attorney is not experienced enough or is not competent enough to provide you proper legal advice he must inform you of the situation so that you can seek additional legal counsel. If an attorney's mistake causes you damages that are beyond the loss of the initial claim, you may be able to seek damages.

There are many forms of breach of fiduciary duty claims that can occur as part of a client and attorney relationship. If you feel you have been harmed as the result of a breach of fiduciary duty you should seek legal counsel immediately. Our attorneys specialize in reviewing these types of claims to determine their potential. Sometimes the situation may not warrant a lawsuit. Some of the most common types of breach of fiduciary duty claims include:

  • Misconduct of the lawyer
  • Fraud
  • Improper relationships with clients
  • Failure to properly advise
  • Failure to meet statute of limitations

Claims of breach of fiduciary duty can be complex cases. The new attorney must be able to go back through all the original information from the case to determine if negligence or malpractice has occurred. Our attorneys are experienced in working on these types of cases and will analyze your specific situation and determine the best course of action. We will work to defend your rights.