Cincinnati Legal Malpractice

The malpractice law firm of Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen, L.P.A., Co. Attorneys at Law helps clients who have suffered because of their lawyers’ unprofessional and unethical conduct.  If your medical malpractice lawyer has mismanaged your case, we can help you.

Legal malpractice occurs when a client does not receive competent legal service from a lawyer. As a result of this negligence, the client typically suffers damages. Legal malpractice often causes significant financial and other types of losses.

Examples of legal malpractice include:

  • Conflict of interest between a client and lawyer
  • Failure to advise a client about specific details of a case or settlement
  • Failure to prosecute a case and having it dismissed as a result
  • Fee disputes
  • Missing a deadline for filing a claim (statute of limitations)
  • Negligent handling of a case

Legal Malpractice in Cincinnati

To seek justice for the negligence you have suffered, you must file your legal malpractice claim within the “statute of limitations,” which is one year in Ohio. The malpractice laws on statutes of limitations and other deadlines vary by state.

For your legal malpractice claim to be successful within this period, your current lawyer needs to establish that:

  • A relationship existed between you (the client) and the attorney accused of negligence.
  • The attorney violated a “standard of care.”
  • You suffered damages as a direct result of the lawyer’s negligence.

What is the “attorney judgment rule?”

The “attorney judgment rule” mandates that a lawyer cannot be held liable for acts of good faith that, upon retrospection, could be perceived as errors in judgment. In general, when a lawyer acts with integrity and keeps the client adequately informed throughout the case, the attorney judgment rule protects that lawyer against tactical areas of case handling.

If you have a question about legal malpractice incident or think you might have suffered damages because of a “bad lawyer,” you should check with a Cincinnati legal malpractice attorney. A legal malpractice law firm in Cincinnati will answer all your questions about malpractice laws and let you know if your case might be consistent with legal malpractice under Ohio state laws.

If you are looking for a Cincinnati legal malpractice law firm, call Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen, L.P.A., Co. at 513.721.6500, or contact us via our web form.

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The law firm of Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen, L.P.A., Co. represents individuals and families throughout Greater Cincinnati, southwest Ohio, and the Tri-State region. Their practice areas include workers’ compensation, social security disability, malpractice, and personal injury. We serve the communities of Cincinnati, Batavia, Colerain, Fairfield, Hamilton, Loveland, Middletown, Milford, Norwood, and West Chester.

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