Even a Small Mistake Can Spell Disaster
What can I do if I am a victim of legal malpractice in Wisconsin?
What are requirements for a professional and competent lawyer?
The legal profession is strictly regulated. Attorneys must complete law school and extensive background checks in order to practice. Once admitted to the bar, they must complete continuing education requirements and practice law in accordance with strict rules of professional conduct.
What are examples of legal malpractice?
The vast majority meets all requirements and represents their clients with the competence, diligence and dedication to ethics that is required of the profession.
However, there are a few exceptions — rare lawyers whose audacious actions cause irreparable harm to their clients. At Levine Law, these are the lawyers against whom we take action. Attorneys at our firm file lawsuits against lawyers who steal from trust funds, lie to their clients, fail to turn over documents, or fail to file time-sensitive documents.
How do I prove legal malpractice?
It is not legal malpractice for an attorney to make a mistake that causes no harm. In order to prove legal malpractice, we must show the court that the underlying case had merit — that you would have won your case if not for your attorney’s actions. Often, this means that we must prove a “case within a case,” essentially retrying the underlying case.
This is where our extensive trial experience comes into play. Lawyers at our Milwaukee law firm have extensive courtroom skills and know strategies that achieve favorable results in Wisconsin courts. We are well-prepared to achieve the best possible outcome for you.