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New York City Legal Misconduct Attorneys

How to Know if You Have a Case for Legal Malpractice

Unless you are a lawyer and understand the rules of professional responsibility, it can be difficult to know if you lost a case or a deal went bad because of attorney malfeasance. There are some telltale signs that your attorney may not be dealing straight with you. This page identifies some possible symptoms of legal malpractice.

The Catafago Law Firm, P.C., has handled legal malpractice claims for individuals and businesses for 20 years. Its lawyers are committed to representing you with the utmost honesty and integrity, restoring your faith in the legal profession. The firm represents clients from all walks of life, from personal injury victims and buyers or sellers of real estate to multinational, multi-billion dollar companies.

To schedule a free initial consultation, contact the firm to set up an appointment.

Signs that Your Attorney May Have Been Negligent

Attorney malfeasance happens more than you would expect. The challenge can be identifying wrongful conduct and taking appropriate steps to protect your interests.

The following events may be indicative that your lawyer is engaging in misconduct:

  • Your lawyer won't return your calls.
  • Your lawyer keeps making promises that aren't kept.
  • Your lawyer starts missing deadlines for filing documents, including the statute of limitations.
  • Your lawyer continually asks the court for a continuance (more time to prepare).
  • You can't get copies of any documents related to your case.

All of the above are only some of the many possible indications that you may be a victim of attorney misconduct. This can occur because an inexperienced lawyer took a case he or she did not know how to handle. It could, on the other hand, be a situation regardless of prior experience your lawyer simply was careless or negligent or failed to meet the standards of practice commonly accepted in the profession in your particular matter.

The Catafago Law Firm, P.C., can help you recognize the circumstances where you should consider filing a legal malpractice claim in New York.

Contact the Catafago Law Firm, P.C.

The firm provides a free initial consultation. Contact the New York City attorney misconduct lawyers at the Catafago Law Firm, P.C., for an appointment. Offices are open Monday through Friday and evenings and weekends upon request. The firm is conveniently located in the Empire State Building.