Legal Malpractice Attorneys


Our legal malpractice attorneys can be of service if you dispute the professional service provided by a lawyer, or if you are a lawyer in a dispute with a client. We have experience providing legal advice and representation in either instance, with equal integrity. Call our firm now to arrange a discussion of your case.

To arrange a consultation with one of our
legal malpractice attorneys call 408-971-4359 today.


We are proud to be in our profession, and proud to have a profession that abides by a code of ethics. In almost all cases our profession meets the high standards of conduct.

  • However, if you believe that you have not received competent, professional or ethical services that resulted in a financial loss to you, please call The Deckard Law Firm to arrange a consultation.

The number of lawyers in the Bay Area who practice in this area of law is not large. Our attorneys have represented California clients in these kinds of cases for more than 20 years, representing both plaintiffs and defendants with extraordinary skill. We know these kinds of cases, from both perspectives.

Legal malpractice attorneys handle cases of negligence, or of alleged negligence: The issue of negligence is at the center of legal malpractice cases. In these disputes, a client has come to believe that an attorney has made an error which a more competent lawyer would not have committed. Examples of negligence might include poor advice; badly prepared documents; a failure to file documents by deadline and other situations. The client has an expectation of a certain standard of care from professionals. The negligence issue hinges on whether that standard of care was met. If you believe you are the victim of legal negligence, or you have been accused of it, call our firm to consult with our legal malpractice attorneys.

  • Being mad that you lost your case is not a reason to consider a malpractice claim. Our attorneys will help you separate emotion from fact, and determine if there is reason to pursue further action.

Legal malpractice attorneys handle cases of unethical conduct: Among the issues that can result in legal action against a lawyer are ethical lapses in maintaining confidentiality, or breaching attorney-client privilege. Financial disputes can also arise, as can allegations of conflict of interest. A lawyer must provide a client with a detailed and accurate accounting of any money and property handled for the client, and of any and all fees and expenses, or the client may take legal recourse. Attorneys may need legal representation in fee disputes. Clients or lawyers may wish to schedule a consultation with one of our legal malpractice attorneys to determine legal options.

The relationship between any professional and client can sour, be it doctor/patient or lawyer/client. Sometimes, communication is the issue, resulting in un-set and therefore unmet expectations.

In your search of legal malpractice attorneys,
consider our decades of experience
call 408-971-4359 to schedule a consultation 

 

So Why Select The Deckard Law Firm?

With over 10,000 lawyers in the San Jose – Bay Area, why should you select The Deckard Law Firm to handle your legal matter. A few facts you should know. As of January 1, 2016 there were only 21 legal malpractice attorneys in California who have asked Martindale-Hubble ( www.martindale.com ) to have themselves rated by both their clients and peers. Of those 21, only 6 have been rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by both their clients and peers, including Diane Deckard. Ms. Deckard is the only so rated attorney in Santa Clara County and the only of the 6 who is a California State Bar Certified Legal Malpractice Specialist ( www.calbar.org .) Further, she has been rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by both her clients and peer for well over 20 consecutive years! These ratings and their longevity speak for themselves as to why you should trust The Deckard Law Firm with your legal malpractice matter.


We practice as legal malpractice attorneys in San Jose, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Oakland, Fremont, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Milpitas and the Central Valley from Redding to Modesto. The discussion on this web page is for informational purposes only, and does not promise a result in any future legal action by the attorneys of the Deckard Law Firm.

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