For legal malpractice claims based on negligence, you need to prove the following four elements:
The lawyer failed to perform competently or in a skilled manner.
The lawyer breached his or her duties due to carelessness and the making of mistakes.
The Attorney's poor behavior and or lack of appropriate guidance resulted in some harm.
The Attorney's behavior and poor representation resulted in an economic loss.
The failure to properly perform according to the standards of professional conduct is Legal Malpractice. Ethical codes and standards are to be followed at all times. Not being satisfied with your cases result is not a sufficient basis for a legal malpractice claim. Your counsel will have to prove to have been in breach of contract, perhaps had violated one or several of the Rules of Professional Conduct as stated by the American Bar Association
If you feel that your Attorney might have been in violation of the above stated standards, such as the irregular use of funds or a conflict of interest, contact us to seek a malpractice claim.
If you feel that with the proper representation your original case would have been successful, the case could have merit and it warrants examination.
Katzman, Wasserman, Bennardini & Rubinstein, P.A.
Meet the Business Litigation Team
The firm handles a wide array of complex commercial, business and financial disputes on behalf of both those filing lawsuits or arbitration claims and those defending against such claims. These cases often involve complex disputes over the ownership, management control and compensation due, irrespective of whether the business is a public or private company, limited liability company, partnership, joint venture or sole proprietorship.
Steven M. Katzman
Founder & Partner
University of Florida, Class of 1980, B.A., magna cum laude.
University of Florida, Class of 1983, J.D., cum laude
Charles J. Bennardini
United States Coast Guard Academy, B.S., 1977.
College of William & Mary, J.D., 1986
Craig A. Rubinstein
Brandeis University, B.A., Economics, cum laude, 1992
Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1995
Contingency Fee Representation
The majority of our cases on behalf of clients filing lawsuits or arbitration claims now involve at least a partial contingency fee relationship in order to reduce the client’s out-of-pocket obligations, while at the same time creating a win-win opportunity for both client and his or her lawyer.