Legal malpractice claims are against attorneys
who breach the recognized legal standard of
practice in providing legal services. Expert
testimony will be required to prove the breach
of the standard of practice. Examples are:
missing the statute of limitations, not
presenting all available claims, not handling
your claim properly, failing to do discovery,
drafting improper pleadings, failing to present
evidence, entry of orders/settlements without
client consent and giving improper legal advice.
Legal malpractice can occur in the handling of
Estates/Trust matters, domestic relations,
personal injury litigation, commercial/business
litigation and other matters.
You should consult me as to your specific facts,
but generally, legal malpractice claims have a 2
year statute of limitations and require a number
of steps be taken before litigation can even be
filed, so you do need to see me as soon as
possible if you suspect your attorney committed
malpractice (MCL §600.5805).
I do not handle legal malpractice claims
regarding underlying criminal case