When Attorneys Make Mistakes

Lawyers have an obligation to exercise the utmost care and effort on their client's behalf. When a lawyer agrees to take a case, he or she is expected to have the skill, degree of knowledge and experience to effectively handle the matter. Although an attorney cannot promise a client he or she will win their case, if he or she loses, it should not be the result of the attorney's negligence. If you hired an attorney to represent you and that attorney did not perform at the expected standard, an experienced San Diego legal malpractice lawyer can help you hold that attorney accountable.

Experienced Legal Malpractice Representation

At the Law Offices of Steven I. Kastner, we can offer you the legal counsel you need when another lawyer has fallen short of your expectations. We have more than 35 years of experience practicing in the San Diego area, and we know what is expected of a lawyer in this community.

It is important to understand what constitutes malpractice on the part of an attorney — and what does not. If an attorney is not as eloquent as you would expect — or not as persuasive — that does not mean he or she was negligent. Nor is an attorney negligent merely because he or she did not win the case or receive a favorable settlement. Rather, it must be shown that the attorney failed to perform to the standards required of an attorney practicing in the community and that such failure caused the client to suffer damages.

San Diego Professional Negligence Lawyer

Actions against attorneys commonly involve the following allegations:

  • Negligence
  • Negligent misrepresentation
  • Breach of contract
  • Fraud
  • Theft or conversion, including fraudulent billing
  • Breach of fiduciary duty

If you are interested in learning more about whether your lawyer properly served your interests, contact us online or for a free consultation or call 619-232-8822.