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Legal Malpractice

Who can you turn to when a Utah lawyer does something wrong?


Sometimes your attorney makes mistakes; we're all human. But, did the mistake cause you problems in your case; problems that required additional work to correct, or even problems that caused you to loose your case? If so, then this information may be for you.


To prove legal malpractice, it must first be shown that the lawyer made a significant mistake; such things as:

  • Failure to file your case on time, resulting in its dismissal
  • Failure to file other court documents
  • Conflict of interest
  • Failure to present evidence
  • Failure to put an expert on the stand
  • Settling a case without client permission

Once the error is proven, I must then prove that the lawyer's mistake led to an unfavorable outcome in your case and damaged you by having to pay to correct the mistake or in some other manner associated with your loss. Practically speaking, this may require that the facts of your case be "re-litigated."


Please understand that even a successful showing of legal malpractice is not likely to change the outcome of your original case. But if we are successful, your former attorney may be liable for the damages the error caused.


I offer personalized service to every client. I will use my nearly 30 years of experience to fight diligently on your behalf when you have suffered due to your former attorney's legal negligence.


Contact me, a Salt Lake City-based lawyer assisting clients with claims of legal malpractice. I have the experience and knowledge, and after listening carefully to the circumstances of your case, I will give you an honest assessment, and what I can do to help.

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