Legal Malpractice

Generally, people hire attorneys because attorneys have specialized training, skill and knowledge which can be applied to resolve often complicated legal issues that the client faces. Most lawyers work hard for their clients and strive to achieve the best results possible for their clients. Unfortunately, sometimes lawyers fall short in fulfilling all their duties to their clients. In certain cases, these failures can rise to the level of legal malpractice.

While no attorney takes pleasure in suing another member of the profession, Pasadena legal malpractice attorney, Eduardo A. Brito, represents individuals and businesses in legal malpractice cases in order to gain justice for his clients and to help uphold the standards of the legal profession when those standards have been violated.

Proving Legal Malpractice

Legal malpractice can occur in the context of litigation or in transactional work. Examples of litigation malpractice include:

  • An attorney fails to act before the expiration of a statute of limitations or a calendar deadline.
  • A client's case is dismissed because the lawyer failed to properly pursue the case.
  • The attorney fails to secure witnesses and experts for the case.
  • The attorney forces settlement in a case for any reason that unjustly harmed the client.
  • Any other breaches of duty or errors by the attorney that result in damages to the client.

Examples of transactional malpractice include producing defective documents or failing to properly advise clients.  But note that litigational and transactional legal malpractice can take many other forms as well.

Please note carefully: Simply because you may have lost your underlying litigation matter or you achieved what you consider to be an unjust result, legal malpractice did not necessarily take place. In order to establish a valid legal malpractice case, we must prove that:

  1. Your lawyer breached the standard of care;
  2. This breach of duty caused harm to you; and
  3. You suffered actual damages because of the malpractice.

Representing Clients Harmed by Legal Malpractice

Pasadena legal malpractice attorney, Eduardo A. Brito, represents individual and business clients who have suffered damages because of the negligence or wrongdoing of their lawyers. Mr. Brito’s experience and knowledge of the intricacies of a legal malpractice action allow him to face opposing counsel from the most favorable position for his clients and to bring about the best outcome for his clients.

If you have suffered damages due to legal malpractice, please contact the Law Office of Eduardo A. Brito today to discuss your legal malpractice case.