Michigan Attorneys Obtaining Compensation for Broken Trust from a Legal Relationship
The relationship a client holds with an attorney is similar to the relationship with a doctor: it depends on trust, honesty and candor. You need to be able to trust and confide in your lawyer for the relationship to work. When an attorney takes advantage of that trust — either through intentional misdealing or negligent error — you are entitled to compensation for the damages that result.
At McKeen & Associates, P.C., we help clients who have been harmed by malpractice. We can bring the attorney to justice and help you obtain compensation for your losses.
Michigan Malpractice Lawyers
One of the hallmarks of our representation is trust and confidentiality. We realize that after suffering the effects of legal malpractice, your trust has already been harmed. Our Michigan malpractice litigation attorneys will handle your case with compassion and professionalism, and most importantly, with honesty.
It is important to note that losing your case is not necessarily indicative of legal malpractice. In every litigation, there is one winner and one loser and attorneys are certainly not malevolently negligent in half of all cases. Making incorrect decisions in the course of a case will not rise to the level of negligence unless the attorney made those decisions in bad faith. Other examples of legal malpractice include:
- Lack of due diligence: If an attorney is late with the filing of documents, misses a statute of limitations or is not current with recent changes in the law, that attorney is guilty of malpractice and is liable for the damages that you have incurred as a result.
- Co-mingling of funds: Attorneys are not sanctioned to mingle their financial funds with those of their clients.
- Self-dealing: As an agent for the client, the attorney is bound by a fiduciary duty to always act in the client's best interests. When an attorney uses the attorney-client relationship to his or her benefit in a way that is detrimental to the client, it is malpractice.
If you think you have been a victim of legal malpractice, e-mail us or call us at 1-866-585-1076 to talk with one of our attorneys at a free initial consultation.