Attorney Malpractice

When attorney malpractice occurs, both the client who feels a legal matter was badly handled and the lawyer whose service is being questioned deserve experienced legal representation. Our lawyers bring a depth of experience to cases of this kind. They have represented the victims of malpractice as well as those accused of it. We believe that our ability to draw on knowledge from “both sides” of these issues is of benefit to either side we come to represent in a specific case. Call our office now to set a time to discuss your circumstances.

Attorney malpractice is a serious allegation
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The American Bar Association has declared that the “obligation of lawyers is to maintain the highest standards of ethical conduct…As guardians of the law (they) play a vital role in the preservation of society.” ---From the ABA Model Code of Professional Responsibility

Issues of attorney malpractice often arise when clients come to believe that they have received sub-standard legal service. Lawyers are held to a strict high standard, and most meet and exceed it. A lawyer shall not:

  • Violate or circumvent the recognized standard of competent legal care
  • Engage in illegal conduct
  • Participate in immoral or morally corrupt behavior
  • Engage in dishonest, fraudulent, deceitful behavior, or misrepresentation
  • Engage in any other conduct that adversely reflects on his fitness to practice law or on the profession
  • Allow personal interests to influence legal advice
  • Reveal a confidence or secret of a client

If you are a person who believes that your lawyer has not provided proper care and you believe it is a matter of attorney malpractice, call our law firm today. The ABA has stated that, “Public confidence in law and lawyers may be eroded by irresponsible or improper conduct of a lawyer.” If you are an attorney facing allegations, our firm may be able to provide representation.

The Deckard Law Firm believes that our clients are entitled to hard work on their behalf. We believe in having extensive discussions with their clients to enable them to provide the fullest possible picture of the issue they are facing. Attorney malpractice may be a professional allegation, but behind every professional dispute is a person. Expect our attorneys to connect with you as a person. We are proud to be noted for providing a real, genuine human approach to serving our clients.

The legal code of ethics prohibits a lawyer from neglecting a legal matter; handling an issue without adequate preparation; or taking on a legal matter when he or she lacks competence in that area, and knows it (or should know it). Lawyers have an obligation to remain proficient. Negligence is at the center of attorney malpractice allegations.  A client must feel free to discuss anything, and know that it will be held in confidence. This is considered essential not only to proper legal representation, but to making people feel comfortable in seeking the help of a lawyer.

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Our firm offers experience and competence in handling matters of attorney malpractice in San Jose, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Oakland, Fremont, Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Milpitas. The discussion on this web page is for informational purposes only and does not promise an outcome in any future case handled by the Deckard Law Firm.

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