Confronting Negligent Attorneys

Klein & Wilson Won $9 Million in Legal Malpractice Case

Some law firms are reluctant to handle legal malpractice matters because they are concerned about being shunned by colleagues, or because these cases are often bitterly contested. Klein & Wilson does not share these concerns and is willing to accept meritorious legal malpractice cases. See significant case results for examples of cases Klein & Wilson has handled.

In 2009, the 600-member Orange County Trial Lawyers Association elected Gerald A. Klein as Trial Lawyer of the Year for trying professional negligence cases.

Legal Malpractice Lawyers In Orange County, California

Regrettably, some lawyers victimize their clients. Sometimes attorneys are just negligent. Sometimes they purposely prey on their clients by overbilling them. Klein & Wilson's attorneys have the experience and trial skills to pursue malpractice actions against the largest law firms in the country and prevail.

Attorneys who are being sued are formidable adversaries. Clients need the best representation possible when taking on an angry lawyer. Klein & Wilson makes sure its clients are professionally represented in malpractice, or overbilling cases. In certain cases where damages are over $2 million, Klein & Wilson will consider partial contingency fee arrangements.

The firm has enjoyed great success in legal malpractice cases involving:

  • Failure to warn
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Conflict of interest
  • Ethics violations
  • Overbilling
  • Transactional negligence
  • Trial negligence
  • Failure to meet the applicable statute of limitations and other deadlines
  • Failure to properly communicate with clients

Refusing to Accept Professional Incompetency

Litigation and trial malpractice occur when attorneys are incompetent to handle a matter, are too overworked to adequately prepare for trial, or miss key deadlines. When an attorney's trial performance falls below the standard of care and the client suffers as a result, the attorney can be held responsible for malpractice. However, clients must be aware that simply proving an attorney made a mistake at trial is not enough to prove litigation, or trial malpractice. It is usually necessary to prove the client would have achieved a better result "but for" the attorney's malpractice — meaning the attorney handling the legal malpractice case must present the underlying case to show how the client would have won but for the attorney's negligence.

It is a tremendous advantage to the injured client if the attorney handling the legal malpractice case has wide experience in a variety of matters. With decades of trial experience, Klein & Wilson's attorneys have obtained significant trial results, achieved verdicts and settlements over $200 million for their clients, and obtained defense verdicts in a wide variety of "bet the company" cases.

An Unmatched Reputation For Excellence

It is Klein & Wilson's reputation in the courtroom that convinces defendants to settle matters rather than risk an adverse verdict at trial. Klein & Wilson's attorneys pioneered multimedia trial presentations, which include video depositions, animations, and computer graphics. The firm has such an outstanding reputation in modern trial techniques that its attorneys have been asked to make presentations to other attorneys looking to incorporate multimedia presentations into their own trials.

Klein & Wilson has the experience and reputation clients need to defeat the toughest adversaries, including the largest law firms in the world.

Contact The Attorney Ethics Lawyers At Klein & Wilson

To reach our experienced attorneys about legal malpractice matters call 949-478-0521, or contact the firm by email.