If we have had the misfortune of meeting the wrong lawyer, most of do not attempt to take action against the lawyer because we feel that the lawyer is above the reach of law. However, that is a misconception. Lawyers can be held accountable for legal malpractices.
The United States and many countries across the globe have introduced laws that hold legal professionals accountable for their actions. This means that the lawyer has to have in a professional, responsible and ethical manner. For some reason if you come to realize that the lawyer you hired is not trustworthy or ethical, you have every right to protect yourself from legal malpractice.
You can sue a lawyer for legal malpractice. Legal malpractice is when your lawyer misrepresents you, is negligent, overbills you for services rendered, and breaks his fiduciary duties or his agreement with you.
In order to sue a lawyer for legal malpractice, you would have to act very quickly. The best way to go about it is to approach the State Bar Association. The Bar will be able to give you an idea about the statute of limitation and will be able to refer a lawyer who can take up the legal malpractice case on your behalf.
Before you rush to sue your lawyer, do remember that suing him will be an extremely expensive affair. It would be in your best interests to resolve the dispute with the lawyer before the case reaches the court.
It is an unfortunate situation when one has to sue a lawyer for legal malpractice. Lawyers are meant to be guardsians of law and are there to protect a common man’s rights. However, there have been instances when lawyers have conveniently forgotten this and returned to unethical ways and misrepresentation of their clients.