Statewide Representation For Legal Negligence Claims
Clients rely on their lawyers to be honest, forthcoming, competent and aware of deadlines. If you suffered significant financial harm due to the negligence of your attorney, also known as legal malpractice, you deserve a second chance. Because there is a strict statute of limitations for legal negligence claims, you need to turn to experienced malpractice lawyers as soon as possible.
The Ohio legal malpractice attorneys at Volkema Thomas Miller & Scott, LPA, have provided exceptional customer service and legal representation since 1988. Our lawyers have a thorough understanding of the law and work diligently to stay organized, prepared and accessible.
A Hostile Climate For Legal Malpractice Claims
We recognize that legal malpractice claims are heavily defended by other attorneys and their malpractice insurance carriers. Judges and appellate courts are also protective of lawyers — their former peers. Despite these challenges, we have achieved numerous successful results in legal malpractice claims throughout Ohio. We routinely receive referrals from other attorneys who understand that our skills and experience can provide clients with the advantage they need in these complex matters.
Although we are based in Columbus and serve clients throughout Ohio, we often receive referral requests from — and are available for travel to — other jurisdictions across the nation.
Common Forms Of Attorney Negligence
According to the American Bar Association (ABA), common forms of legal misconduct include:
- Failure to know or properly apply the law (inexperience)
- Planning or strategy errors
- Inadequate discovery or inadequate investigation
- Failure to file documents (missed deadlines)
- Failure to calendar correctly
- Procrastination or lack of follow-up
- Failure to obtain client consent or inform client
- Failure to follow clients' instructions
- Failure to react to calendar notices
- Malicious prosecution/abuse of process
- Error in public record search
- Improper withdrawal from representation
- Libel or slander
- Failure to understand or anticipate tax consequences
- Errors of mathematical calculations
- Lost documents
- Conflicts of interest
In many cases, legal malpractice cases also involve mishandled client funds. This includes domestic relations cases where finances were mishandled or left unprotected.
Contact Our Firm
If you have questions regarding professional malpractice, contact Volkema Thomas Miller & Scott, LPA, to schedule a free initial appointment. You can reach us by calling 614-441-8553 or by completing our contact form.