Florida attorneys are bound by a strict code of professional standards that is established and maintained by The Florida Supreme Court and The Florida Bar.
There may be times when a lawyer either intentionally disregards these standards, or accidentally violates a provision of ethical conduct. When this happens, a client may have a case to bring charges of legal malpractice against their attorney.
Common causes of legal malpractice include:
- Missed deadline
- Misappropriation of client funds
- Conflict of interest
- Legal error
- Inadequate work documentation
- Lack of professionalism
- Substance abuse
- Insufficient discovery or investigation
- Poor communication or client relations
- Failure to advise a client on settlement options
- Failure to tender client claims to an insurance carrier
Protecting Your Legal Rights
Florida residents have the right to full and fair legal representation. If you feel that an attorney has not represented your interests properly, talk to a legal malpractice attorney at Winston Law Firm. You may be eligible to receive financial compensation for damages you suffered.
Legal malpractice attorney Bradley Winston is board certified in civil trial litigation by The Florida Bar. Certification is the highest level of evaluation recognized by The Florida Bar for an attorney’s competency, experience, professionalism, and ethics. Only 7% of eligible Florida Bar members are board certified.
Mr. Winston has in-depth knowledge of professional conduct requirements, and can help you determine if you have a case for legal malpractice.
Contact a Fort Lauderdale Legal Malpractice Attorney
Call us at (954) 475-9666 or schedule a free consultation with a Florida legal malpractice attorney using our online contact form. A member of our legal team is also available via online chat to answer your questions immediately during normal business hours.