As the complexity of the legal system has grown over the years, so too has the prevalence of legal malpractice. Legal malpractice cases can be complex, and they often involve going up against large malpractice insurance companies and the law firms they hire to defend malpractice suits. Unlike more familiar areas such as contracts and personal injury, it is often difficult for individuals to recognize when they have been victims of legal malpractice. Common instances of legal malpractice involve the lawyer’s failure to exercise ordinary skill, prudence and diligence; breach of a duty owed to the client; and damage to the client caused by that breach of duty. Legal malpractice can take many forms, such as irretrievably missing a critical filing deadline, performing an inadequate title search in a real estate transaction, breaching a fiduciary duty, engaging in a conflict of interest, mishandling client funds, and charging fees beyond those provided in a fee arrangement.
Persons suspicious of the quality of their legal representation often need an experienced and aggressive lawyer like Phillips P. O’Shaughnessy to help determine whether there has been substandard performance that constitutes legal malpractice. If you think you have been a victim of legal malpractice, contact Phillips P. O’Shaughnessy, P.A., for a consultation.
A Baltimore County jury will decide tomorrow whether to add punitive damages to the $25 million judgment it assessed last week in a complicated malpractice case against a lawyer and the Baltimore law firm of Weinberg & Green. At issue in an 11-week trial was...read more
Baylor College of Medicine and related companies retained our law firm to bring a legal malpractice case in Washington, D.C., against Howry & Simon and Weil, Gotshal & Manges, L.L.P. for their involvement in a patent office filing of a patent involving cell...read more
Below are a few of the confidential settlements I have obtain throughout the years I have been in practice. Settlement against Nationwide Insurance for discriminating against an agent in Baltimore, Maryland. Settlement against Blue Cross and Blue Shield for its former...read more