All attorneys have a duty to handle your case with diligence and competence. When a lawyer fails to fulfill that duty by missing a deadline, failing to file a motion, by losing evidence, or by misappropriating a retainer, you may have a claim for legal malpractice.
If you think you have a claim of legal malpractice against your attorney, know that you have an absolute right to the contents of your legal file. It belongs to you. The file will contain most of the information about your case and how the case was handled while in the care of your attorney. Request a copy of your file, or the original file, from your attorney and contact us for a free consultation and review of your case to find out if you have a viable claim for legal malpractice.