Legal Malpractice

Lawyers Can Make Mistakes, too.

When a lawyer you place your trust in betrays you by mishandling your case, you may have a remedy in Court. Dallas represents individuals in suits against Pennsylvania lawyers and Ohio attorneys alleging damages caused by negligence or the failure to reasonably exercise ordinary skills.

What Is Legal Malpractice?

A lawyer commits malpractice when he or she fails to provide quality legal services to a client. If the attorney, through an error or omission, fails to provide services that meet the minimum standard of care of a licensed attorney, then that lawyer has committed malpractice. That sounds like a complicated thing, but sometimes it is very simple – and very harmful to you.

If, for example, another lawyer in either Pennsylvania or Ohio fails to file your case within the proper legal time limits, you might have a claim for legal malpractice. This is called missing the statute of limitations , and Dallas can help. If your former lawyer had a conflict of interest, you might also have a case. Theft or "misappropriation" of client funds is, sadly, another way that unethical attorneys prey on their victims. It is important to remember, however, that just because you received a "bad" result from your former lawyer does not necessarily mean that the lawyer has committed malpractice. You may have received the "best" result possible under the circumstances of your particular matter.

Holding Attorneys Accountable

As medical malpractice attorneys we hold doctors responsible for their mistake, as personal injury attorneys we hold negligent drivers responsible for their mistakes and as professional attorneys we hold attorneys who are negligent responsible for their actions.

Confidential and Free Consultations

Dial 1-866-586-1910, or contact a legal malpractice attorney on line, to find out if you have a case. You will speak with a qualified and honest legal malpractice attorney or professional negligence lawyer who will investigate your case. The legal malpractice attorneys at The Law Office of Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. have helped those who have been the victims of legal malpractice from across Pennsylvania and Ohio for over 20 years. Our lawyers also review cases from New Jersey and other areas. We understand that you may not want a local attorney to review your case, all consultations are confidential and completely free.