When you hire legal counsel, you have every right to assume that your best interests will not just be represented, but will be fought for and protected. When an attorney is negligent in his or her duty, you may be entitled to file a legal malpractice lawsuit and seek compensation for any damages you have suffered as a result.
The legal malpractice lawyers at Leventhal Sar LLC understand how confusing and upsetting it can be when a trusted attorney betrays you. We are prepared to investigate your legal malpractice claim, hold your negligent attorney accountable, and help you secure the total compensation you are due.
To schedule a free consultation at our Denver office, please contact Leventhal Sar LLC online or by calling 720.667.3030 today. Our legal malpractice attorneys serve the Metro Denver area including Aurora, Arvada, Lakewood, Cherry Creek, and Highlands Ranch.
Types of Legal Malpractice
The American Bar Association has established Rules of Conduct that all attorneys must adhere to. Failure to follow these rules can result in disbarring, but worse still, may be a form of legal malpractice.
Some of the most common types of legal malpractice cases include:
- Conflict of interest – when an attorney’s personal or financial interests interfere with proper representation of a client
- Breach of fiduciary agreement – when a lawyer acts in his own interest for financial gain at the expense of a client
- Neglect – including indifference or carelessness when handling a case, or the willful misrepresentation of a client
Poor representation and unfavorable results are not necessarily forms of legal malpractice – they may simply be the result of hiring an inexperienced or ineffective attorney. However, anything that could be considered a breach of contract may fall under legal malpractice. The best way to determine if you have cause to file suit is through a one-on-one consultation with the Denver legal malpractice lawyers at Leventhal Sar LLC.
Establishing a Legal Malpractice Claim
Proving legal malpractice requires establishing four key elements. These are:
- A duty of competent and skillful representation was owed
- The duty to provide competent representation was breached
- The breach caused injury or harm to the client
- Financial losses resulted from the harm
When you bring a legal malpractice complaint to our attorneys, we will begin an investigation into your claim to determine if these elements are present. If neglect can be identified, we are prepared to begin legal proceedings and to fight tooth and nail for the justice you deserve.
Why Trust Us for Your Legal Malpractice Complaint?
Sean Leventhal and Jonathan Sar have both been selected as Rising Stars by Super Lawyers, a trusted attorney rating service that identifies “[O]utstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.” Both of our legal malpractice attorneys have also been identified by the National Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 40 Under 40 trial attorneys, and both have received the Client’s Choice Award from Avvo. However, awards and professional recognition are not what drive our practice. Getting justice for victims of injury and harm is.
We are fully committed to providing individualized representation for victims of all types of injury and malpractice and have a longstanding history of doing just that. We believe that we are not working for faceless clients, we are fighting for our neighbors and fellow community members – and we are dedicated to providing effective legal counsel and aggressive representation to ensure the best results possible.
We welcome an opportunity to meet with you, free of cost and obligation, where we can listen to your concerns, discuss all of your legal options, and help you determine if you have a legal malpractice claim.