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At Critton, Luttier & Coleman, we are known as the “lawyer’s lawyers.” Attorneys are more frequently coming under attack for ethics violations, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties and other claims. According to a recent American Bar Association study, legal malpractice claims mirror the economy and in a troubled economy, those claims skyrocket.

In many cases, the best defense against legal malpractice claims is prevention. Some general things to think about to help lawyers reduce risk of a legal malpractice claim include:
  • Make sure that someone in the office, other than the lead attorney, knows the general status of cases, contact information and where all case information is kept
  • Ensure a manageable workload for all people in the office so avoidable errors don’t occur
  • Ensure legal assistants are trained to calculate deadlines properly
  • Guard against conflict of interest situations
  • Strongly evaluate client screening process
  • Audit firm for current weaknesses and vulnerabilities
  • Take a hard look at malpractice insurance policy; and if you don’t have a policy, strongly consider whether the risk of a malpractice claim is greater than the cost of the policy

If the worst happens and you are sued for a legal malpractice, don’t panic, but do seek counsel. If you are being sued for malpractice or if the state of Florida is threatening to reprimand, suspend or disbar you from practice, you need to talk to an experienced attorney. Over the course of the last two decades, we’ve gained a reputation as being the “lawyer’s lawyers.” Our team has extensive legal malpractice defense experience, defending lawyers against grievances and disciplinary action.

If you are facing a threat to your reputation or livelihood, get the experienced guidance you need. Our team will gladly discuss your options with you at no cost. Please give us a call us at (561) 842-2820 for a consultation.