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California Breach Of Legal Ethics Lawyers

Legal ethics refers to an ethical code that governs lawyers and their staff.  These ethical rules are dictated by the State of California's Rules of Professional Conduct

Protecting Your Rights Against All Types Of Ethics Violations

When you suspect your lawyer is in violation of California's code of legal ethics, you may notify the California State Bar, which might decide to investigate and punish the attorney.  Sometimes, though, further action is required if the lawyer in question has caused damages.  That is where an experienced legal ethics law firm in Orange County can step in and help you recover the damages caused by poor legal counsel.

Questionable legal ethics can arise in many forms, including the following:

  • Client Neglect - not returning phone calls or answering correspondence
  • Conflicts of Interest - a lawyer may not be representing a client to the best of his or her ability due to some kind of allegiance to another client or the opposition
  • Fraudulent Activity - forged documents, doctored evidence, or dishonorable witnesses
  • Lawyer Fees - improper billing for services rendered
  • Misappropriation of client funds

Legal Malpractice Lawyers In Orange County

Legal malpractice refers to a situation where a lawyer failed to provide appropriate legal representation.  This does not simply mean the lawyer lost your case, since many other factors determine the outcome of a legal matter.  For a legal malpractice case to be successful, you must prove the following:

  • Your lawyer provided inaccurate or unnecessary legal counsel, or performed inappropriate actions that did not meet the community standard.
  • The lawyer's negligent behavior harmed you. In other words, the lawyer must have caused some sort of damage to you that was not there before.

Legal malpractice comes in many forms.  The most common types of legal malpractice include the following:

  • Missing court deadlines
  • Failing to resolve conflicts of interest
  • Withdrawing from representation
  • Inadequate knowledge of the law or legal proceedings
  • Overbilling
  • Failing to file a lawsuit within the statute of limitations
  • Unacceptable communication with a client, including not returning phone calls or responding to correspondence

Contact The Orange County Legal Ethics Attorneys At Klein & Wilson

If you suspect that your lawyer did not perform his or her basic duties as a legal professional, it is highly recommended that you speak to an experienced legal malpractice lawyer.  To reach our experienced attorneys about legal malpractice matters, e-mail Klein & Wilson today or call us at 949-631-3300 or 877-857-0073.

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Klein & Wilson
4770 Von Karman Avenue
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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