Nassau County, Long Island and Downstate New York Malpractice Defense Law Firm
New York Legal Malpractice Defense Lawyers
As an attorney, you strive to provide the best representation that you believe will benefit your client. However, despite your best efforts, your client may not receive the results he or she believes were warranted and blame you. This blame often manifests in a legal malpractice lawsuit, which may significantly impact your reputation and interfere with the operation of your law practice.
Defending Legal Professionals against Negligence Claims
At the law office of Montfort, Healy, McGuire & Salley LLP, in New York, we are committed to aggressively standing up for lawyers who are accused of legal malpractice. Our defense of your claim will include extensive examination of the underlying legal case and investigation of the alleged legal errors involved. Contact our managing partner to discuss your case with a member of our legal team.
Clients that are seeking to label your representation as malpractice may allege a number of different situations in order to serve their own purpose. Some of the allegations that lead to legal malpractice lawsuits include:
- Incompetence or inexperience
- Missing a statute of limitation
- Missing a discovery deadline, evidence or witness disclosure deadline or another important court deadline, that has a negative affect on the case
- Failing to properly advise a client about their options
- Failing to inform a client about a settlement offer
- Failing to properly gather the proper evidence needed to present a comprehensive case
- Failing to prosecute a case and having it dismissed
- Conflicts of interest between lawyer and client that go unaddressed
Are You an Attorney Being Sued For Legal Malpractice?
Since these cases may have serious personal and professional repercussions, it is important that you seek outside counsel and do not attempt to handle the legal malpractice defense yourself. Whether you were handling a personal injury claim, criminal defense or other type of legal case, our firm can help you fight for your rights and reputation.
For more information about how our firm may be able to help you with your legal malpractice defense, contact our managing partner at Montfort, Healy. Our Garden City, New York law firm defends attorneys throughout New York City, including those in Manhattan, Kings County and on Staten Island.
Our law firm handles personal injury, medical malpractice and other insurance defense litigation matters in the State of New York, specifically in the counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Queens (Long Island), Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Richmond (Staten Island), Bronx and Westchester.