Legal Malpractice Lawyer

Even though attorneys are human and sometimes make mistakes, their clients should not have to suffer because of significant and clear errors in their professional performance. Indeed, there is simply no excuse for such negligent conduct, especially when clients are the ones adversely affected.

At Overby Law Office, P.C., our legal professionals are committed to helping you pursue claims against law firms and attorneys who have engaged in legal malpractice. While some firms avoid taking legal malpractice cases since it involves accusations against other members of the legal profession, we believe attorneys, just like other professionals, need to be held to a reasonable professional standard ― and should be accountable if they do not meet this standard or if they engage in dishonest or unethical behavior.

What Constitutes Legal Malpractice?

Just because your previous attorney did not win your case, that does not automatically mean he or she committed legal malpractice. In fact, malpractice typically is found to exist when your lawyer fails to exercise the level of skill and care that other attorneys would use under similar circumstances.

This often involves situations in which you are financially harmed because an attorney neglects to do something he or she should have done, or does something that should have been avoided, such as:

  • Allowing your case to be dismissed or thrown out because the lawyer missed a deadline or failed to work on your case
  • Stealing or commingling of funds or money belonging to you, the client
  • Acting in a way that serves the attorney's best interests instead of yours, and your case suffers because of it
  • Making misrepresentations to you, the client, or settling a case without your authorization

Hold Lawyers Accountable For Mistakes That Cost You

It is not easy to prove legal malpractice, which is why it is best to seek experienced legal guidance if you have suffered financial injury due to your prior attorney's misconduct. Contact Overby Law Office, P.C., today by calling 800-689-1233 or reach out to us online.

While our office is located in Bozeman, Montana, we help clients throughout Gallatin County and the State of Montana. We also have an office location in Columbus, Georgia. Both of our locations are staffed full time.