LEGAL MALPRACTICE

At McDougall LawFirm, we prosecute legal malpractice allegations. Attorneys owe their clients duties including aptitude, trustworthiness, impartiality, enthusiasm, and, most importantly, the responsibility to act single-mindedly in the client's best interest. Most attorneys understand and honor these duties. When attorney errors cause harm to the client, it is malpractice. Such attorneys who are courageous enough to call their colleagues to charges exist when the duties to a client have been violated, and the client must be harmed.

In many instances, employers do not pay overtime properly for non-exempt jobs, such as not paying an employee for travel time between job sites, activities before or after their shifts, and preparation central to work activities.[8] If an employee is entitled to overtime, the employer must pay them one and a half times their "regular rate of pay" for all hours they work over 40 in the same workweek.

Negligence claims range from human error in drafting legal instruments, such as contracts or deeds, to missed deadlines, such as statute limitations. "Conflict of interest" malpractice claims arise when an attorney allows outside interests to dominate over the best interest of the client. Too often, these claims result from the compounding of otherwise innocent errors to conceal the client's negligent conduct.

Attorneys are trusted to protect their client's best interests. Regrettably, this trust can be misplaced. Simply because your attorney didn't get you a good result doesn't always mean the attorney committed malpractice. Nevertheless, you may have a legal malpractice claim if your attorney was negligent, violated their contract with you, or breached their duty of trust. If you believe that you've been harmed legally or monetarily by an attorney's negligence or other misconduct, please get in touch with McDougall LawFirm as soon as you can.

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