- Miss A Deadline
- Conflicts of Interest
- Breach of Fiduciary Duties
- Ethical Violations
- Not Hire Experts
- Violations of Law
- or Other Legal Malpractice
California & Nevada
When you seek the services of an attorney, you expect that he or she will deliver a satisfactory resolution, or, at minimum, abide by expected standards of professional conduct. Unfortunately, not all attorneys are professional, prompt, or reliable. Many miss deadlines, fail to obtain client consent, or outright attempt to defraud their clients. Fortunately, recourse is available for clients who suffer as a result of legal negligence.
Joel Selik understands the anger and dismay experienced by those who have been let down by trusted legal representatives. He aims to hold fellow legal professionals accountable, particularly when they exhibit fraudulent or negligent behavior. If you believe you have been the victim of legal malpractice, look to Joel Selik of the Selik Law Offices for effective legal strategy and aggressive representation.
Common Legal Malpractice Claims
No two legal malpractice cases are exactly alike, but many patterns are evident in this complex area of civil law. Deadline issues are unfortunately common throughout the legal industry, with many lawyers failing to abide by filing deadlines and otherwise procrastinating on cases. Other forms of negligence may also occur, including clerical errors, record search errors, and lost files. These simple mistakes can cause clients personal and financial devastation.
Some lawyers go beyond mere negligence and act in their own best interests or actively attempt to defraud clients. Breach of fiduciary duty occurs when clients are adversely impacted due to lawyers placing their own interests above the interests of those they are charged with defending. Breach of contract involves lawyers failing to abide by the terms agreed upon when initial contracts were drafted at the start of the legal process.
Proving Legal Malpractice
Depending on the nature of the case, proving malpractice can either be simple or very challenging. Typical avenues used to prove malpractice are contracts, financial records, and witness testimony. Feedback from expert witnesses may also be required to determine whether a given lawyer demonstrated negligence.
Joel Selik: Aggressive Legal Malpractice Representation
Many of the cases Joel Selik takes on are handled on a costs-only basis, with no attorney fee applied until the satisfied client collects his or her deserved remuneration. Additionally, many cases are accepted without an office visit. Call at your earliest convenience to learn how Joel Selik can help you achieve justice and obtain the compensation you deserve.