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Can I Sue My Own Attorney for Malpractice?

On Behalf of | Oct 21, 2013 | Legal Malpractice, Negligence, Personal Injury

In the same way that medical professionals are expected to uphold the oath and commitment they have made to their given profession, so are attorneys expected to act in good faith and protect the rights of their clients. Although any person regardless of his or her chosen profession can make mistakes, an act of negligence, breach of contract, demonstration of extreme incompetence, or breach of fiduciary duty by a previous attorney could be grounds for a lawsuit. A person can obtain legal counsel for any number of reasons. When you are in need of legal representation you have a right to expect your attorney will be working with your best interests in mind to provide you with the aggressive, professional representation you need. That is not always the case.

Of course an individual does have the right to be disappointed or upset if his or her case was not won. The loss of a claim or lawsuit does not constitute an explicit act of negligence or misconduct on the part of the representing attorney. In the state of Minnesota there are certain requirements which must be met before you will be able to file a claim or lawsuit for legal malpractice against your attorney. The first step is to obtain an affidavit from a licensed lawyer which states that sufficient grounds exist for your case. This must be done before the statute of limitations on your case runs out.

A St. Paul injury lawyer from the firm will be able to review your claim, advise you as to whether or not you have grounds to sue, provide you with the necessary affidavit, help you compile the documentation needed to pursue legal actions against your previous attorney, and help you build an aggressive strategy to protect your interests. The firm has more than three decades experience fighting for the rights of victims in and around the St. Paul, MN area. They represent clients in all types of personal injury cases and have a reputation for doing everything possible to see their clients’ rights are fully protected. If you feel you have grounds to sue your attorney for legal malpractice, contact Rob Roe Law, LLC at once. The firm takes pride helping clients obtain justice. They have recovered millions on behalf of their clients over the years and they look forward to providing you with the legal representation you deserve.