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I believe my lawyer committed malpractice. What can I do about it?

A: Lawyers, like other professionals such as accountants or doctors, have a duty to provide competent representation in accordance with the appropriate standard of care. In cases where a lawyer commits malpractice, the injured party/former client may be able to file a professional malpractice claim and recover for damages caused by the malpractice.

However, a crucial element to any professional liability claim is obtaining expert review by a lawyer who will review the case and determine whether the lawyer’s conduct fell below the standard of care of other lawyers in the same specialty. In order to obtain such a review, the injured party must speak to a lawyer to discuss the specifics of their case.

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If you’d like your potential malpractice claim reviewed by our lawyers, call 215.925.4451. Our lawyers handle professional liability matters involving lawyers, accountants, and other professionals.

The lawyers at Schwartz & Blackman handle professional liability matters in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey area:

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

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Published: June 18, 2012



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