Legal Malpractice

Lawyers, just like other professionals, owe an obligation to their clients to practice ethically and in accordance with accepted standards. Attorneys cannot guarantee that a client will win a case, but must guarantee that each case will be handled with the highest degree of professionalism and with the client's best interests in mind.  An attorney should be familiar with the requisite legal principles necessary to present a case, including beginning a lawsuit within the applicable statutes of limitation and complying with court directives and orders regarding discovery and evidence. If your case is lost or you suffer direct financial harm as a result of your attorney failing to meet these obligatory standards, you may have the right to sue your attorney for legal malpractice.

To win a legal malpractice case, not only must it be proven that your attorney failed to comply with accepted standards of practice, but it must also be proven that you would not have otherwise suffered financial harm or would have won your case or settled for a better amount.  This is sometimes referred to as having to "prove a case within a case."

At the Law Offices of Bradley A. Sacks, our 25 years' worth of litigation experience enables us to understand how to prove the underlying case for which you consulted your original attorney, as well as to establish your legal malpractice claim.  If we conclude there is a potential claim, we will gather a team of professionals to establish the underlying claim and legal expert witnesses to prove the legal malpractice claim.

If you believe you are a victim of legal malpractice, contact us online, or telephone 212-349-6171 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your situation and legal options.