Did Your Previous Lawyer Do More Harm Than Good?
You retained an attorney to help you with a legal problem. You trusted them. Then it turned out that the person you hired was negligent, incompetent or crooked.
You can sue a lawyer for malpractice. But the standard of proof is high and, yes, you will need to hire a new attorney to hold your previous one accountable. The Carew Law Office represents individuals and businesses in lawsuits for professional legal malpractice. We invite you to explore your legal remedies with our experienced (and ethical) trial lawyer.
What Is Considered Legal Malpractice?
An unfavorable outcome is not by itself grounds to sue. Legal malpractice means the attorney failed to meet the minimum standards of their profession. To bring a malpractice lawsuit, we have to establish that (a) the attorney was negligent or unethical and (b) that their incompetence or misconduct cost you your case or caused you financial harm. Read more about the main elements of legal malpractice.
Common grounds for lawyer malpractice include:
- Failure to meet deadlines or court appearances
- Failure to understand and properly apply the law
- Planning errors in strategy or response
- Fraud or misrepresentation
- Breach of fiduciary duty (misuse of client funds)
- Undisclosed conflicts of interest
- Breach of attorney-client confidentiality
- Acting without client consent
- Abandonment or nonresponsiveness
Legal malpractice in maritime matters? Shane Carew is best known for his expertise in admiralty and maritime law. If your malpractice case relates to any facet of ships, yachts or seaman’s claims, he is eminently qualified to address how your prior attorney failed you.
Discover Ethical And Respected Representation
In 40 years of practice, Shane Carew has litigated in state, federal and appellate courts. His clients appreciate not only his skill and tenacity that wins cases but also his high standards for professional conduct. He has no shortage of references and testimonials, including accolades from judges and opposing counsel.
Shane will give you his honest assessment of your potential legal malpractice lawsuit. When he takes a case, no one works harder for justice. Arrange a consultation by calling our Seattle office at 206-536-3043 or by contacting us online. Shane Carew is licensed to practice in Washington and Alaska.