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What it takes to be a legal malpractice lawyer

It takes a specific set of skills and characteristics to find success in a legal malpractice case. First, there are California state requirements for the right to practice this area of law, and then there are the personality traits most attorneys in the field share. Klein & Wilson is composed of many legal professionals, and we each have a unique focus or set of skills that we bring to the table a legal malpractice case.

Even if we would want to do so, we could not simply declare that we practice a certain area of law: Before an attorney begins to practice specialist law, such as legal malpractice, he or she must often take additional examinations and perform other certifying tasks. The State Bar of California lists all of the technical requirements to hold a certificate to practice this area of law:

  • Active and legitimate practice in the state
  • Sufficient experience, educational background and work history
  • Continuing education specific to legal malpractice
  • Evidence of a good reputation
  • Periodic recertification as required

Apart from these technical requirements, we believe it also takes a certain type of personality to succeed as a legal malpractice lawyer. Apart from being tenacious and bold at trial, our attorneys who practice in this area all believe that their actions improve the overall quality of legal representation in the state— and nationwide. As a firm, we believe that this improvement is worth any conflict our cases cause within the professional legal community. After the dust settles, our community is almost always better off. 

When you are challenging another attorney, perhaps in a situation where his or her livelihood or reputation is at stake, quality of representation matters more than ever. This is why the state of California sets a high requirement for the specialization, and why we believe in the importance of having the right personality for the job. To learn more, please continue to read on our main legal site.

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