Legal malpractice claims often arise when an attorney makes an error that negatively impacts the client’s case and, in some instances, causes the loss of the client’s cause of action. Wicker Smith represents, counsels and defends lawyers and law firms in all types of legal disciplines against legal malpractice claims. Our attorneys have defended clients at both the trial and appellate level, working with clients to determine an alternative strategy through deeply strategic dispute resolution tactics.

Claims for legal malpractice may include, for example:

  • Failing to comply with statutory requirements
  • Missed filing deadlines
  • Incompetence or inexperience
  • Ineffective assistance of counsel
  • Breach of fiduciary duty or breach of contract
  • Conflicts of interest affecting the attorney/client relationship
  • Failing to act in accordance with the clients’ desires

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