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Holding Negligent Attorneys Accountable

When a legal professional fails to act according to the standards of the profession and causes you harm, you can pursue damages through civil litigation. If you feel your lawyer’s actions were unreasonable and damaging to your case, The Brennan Law Firm may be able to help. Sugar Land-based attorney Mr. Brennan will investigate the possible legal malpractice, advise you of your options, and pursue your case through the courts when warranted.

Schedule Your Consultation Todayat (800) 557-3149 to discuss your case with The Brennan Law Firm, LLC.

Winning Your Legal Malpractice Case

The practice of law is complex. Legal malpractice occurs when an attorney inappropriately handles a case – either by acting negligently or with intent to harm – and damages their client in some way. As a Sugar Land attorney, Mr. Brennan provides experienced counsel for your legal malpractice lawsuit. In order to pursue legal action, you must have had an attorney-client relationship, which is usually spelled out in a written agreement known as an engagement letter.

Examples of Attorney Misconduct

  • Failure to meet an important filing deadline
  • Failure to file a lawsuit within the time allowed by the statute of limitations
  • Failure to correctly apply the law to the client’s case
  • Representing a client under a conflict of interest

Establishing Proof of Legal Malpractice

Legal malpractice can be difficult to prove. As with medical malpractice lawsuits, it must be established that a reasonably prudent and qualified professional would have acted differently. In legal malpractice, you must prove that an attorney practicing according to the standards of the profession would have made a different decision, which would have produced a better result for you.

Because of this, Mr. Brennan approaches legal malpractice cases with caution and advises you to do the same. Many legal malpractice attorneys operate on a contingency fee structure; that is, the attorneys invest their time and money and collect their fee from any funds collected. Mr. Brennan does not operate on this basis. As with his other practice areas, Mr. Brennan charges hourly for his legal malpractice services, and the client must pay litigation expenses. Further, he charges from the outset since a significant amount of time is often needed to evaluate the merits of a potential legal malpractice case.

Therefore, it is possible that Mr. Brennan may do a sizable amount of work for you (at your expense), only to come to the opinion that the case would not be worth pursuing--whether because the attorney's conduct was not clearly negligent (or dishonest) or because of the difficulty in proving what damages you suffered as a result of the negligence. If you keep these things in mind, however, Mr. Brennan is happy to talk over your case with you at a preliminary flat-fee consultation; the goal of this initial consultation is to help you decide whether to invest in engaging our services to go deeper into the matter.

It is usually necessary to have another lawyer testify about how standard practices were violated, which means you will have to pay not only for Mr. Brennan's services, but also those of another "expert witness" attorney. But at the preliminary consultation, Mr. Brennan can at least provide a perspective from his many years of experience as to whether a disinterested lawyer examining the facts of the case could conclude that the prospective defendant failed to meet accepted standards of practice.

If you feel your attorney mishandled your case, call (800) 557-3149 to learn about your legal options.

Why Hire The Brennan Law Firm, LLC?

  1. Mr. Brennan Has More Than 30 Years Of Dedicated Legal Experience
  2. Mr. Brennan Has Successfully Represented Fortune 500 Companies
  3. The Brennan Law Firm Provides One-On-One Attention & Individualized Support
  4. The Brennan Law Firm Delivers Excellent Service & Skillful Representation
  5. The Brennan Law Firm Has A Long History Of Success & Satisfied Clients
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