When Unethical Practices Constitute Legal Malpractice

Attorney Mark Standa zealously represents clients in legal malpractice claims. Many lawyers will not take legal malpractice claims against fellow lawyers, but Mr. Standa has experience defending lawyers and, on the other hand, suing lawyers and their law firms in malpractice claims. He knows the types of acts or omissions that can produce legal malpractice. In addition, Mr. Standa has successfully defended various lawyers and law firms in legal malpractice actions.

A few of the more common types of lawsuits for legal malpractice involve:

  • Failure to file a suit before the statute of limitations expires
  • Failure to add necessary parties
  • Failure to advise the client of a valid settlement offer
  • Settlement of a lawsuit without the client's permission
  • Failure to conduct adequate legal research before providing advice
  • Incompetent drafting of legal documents
  • Misappropriation of client funds
  • Inadequate preparation for trial

Legal Misconduct Is The Result Of Many Factors

When attorneys fail to live up to their professional duties, or their clients experience legal misconduct, the failures are usually caused by:

  1. Lack of experience in the area of law

  2. Legal complexity that exceeds a lawyer's competence
  3. General incompetence, produced by age or drugs
  4. Criminal behavior

Attorney Standa has personally worked on hundreds of professional liability cases, including legal malpractice, in many different professional fields for both plaintiff and defendants. These cases are often "cases within cases" and require the detailed attention of an experienced attorney.

Call Mark P. Standa, P.C., To Make An Appointment Today

Mr. Standa can be reached by calling his office in Lake Forest at 847-295-5544. Serving clients throughout the state of Illinois, you may also email the firm to make an appointment.