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How do I know if I have a valid professional or legal malpractice claim in New Jersey?

A: In most cases, determining whether a lawyer or other professional committed malpractice will require assistance from an expert in the same field. There are no hard and fast rules which indicate whether a lawyer or professional committed malpractice.

Under New Jersey law, a lawyer who undertakes representation of a client represent to that client that they have the general knowledge and skill of other lawyers, or in the case of a special matter, like an estate matter, the lawyer represents they have the general knowledge and skill of other estate lawyers.

Each case is unique. Determining whether there is a valid case of malpractice would require a factual analysis and expert review. It is important to speak to a qualified malpractice lawyer who will review the facts and discuss options on how to proceed.

Related Article: What is Legal Malpractice in New Jersey?

If you’d like to have your case reviewed by our New Jersey and Pennsylvania professional malpractice lawyers, call 215.925.4451. Our lawyers are available for a free, no obligation legal consultation.

The legal malpractice lawyers at Schwartz & Blackman handle cases in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey area:

  • NJ: Atlantic County, Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Camden, Cherry Hill, New Jersey shore cities
  • PA: Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County, Allentown, Lehigh Valley, Norristown, Philadelphia

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