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Category Archives: Legal Malpractice

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Four Tips to Avoid a Legal Malpractice Claim

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Under the Florida Rules of Professional Conduct (Rule 4-1.1), licensed attorneys have a responsibility to provide competent representation to their clients. If they fail to live up to their obligations, they could face a malpractice claim. Of course, this does not mean that successful results can be guaranteed or should be expected. Nor does… Read More »

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Florida Appeals Court Dismissing Legal Malpractice Claim for Lack of Standing

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On September 26th, 2018, the Third District Court of Appeal for the State of Florida dismissed a legal malpractice claim that was filed by the mother of a special needs child. In the case of lack of Rochelle Driessen v. University of Miami School of Law Children and Youth Law Clinic, the plaintiff’s claim… Read More »

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Florida Court Throws Out Legal Malpractice Arbitration Clause

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Recently, the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled against a law firm in a dispute over a mandatory arbitration clause. This underlying issue in this case was a legal malpractice claim raised by a former client of the law firm. In Lindsay Owens v. Katherine L. Corrigan and KLC Law, P.A., Florida’s Fourth… Read More »

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Miami-Dade County Judge Recommends Disbarment for Florida Lawyer

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On March 28th, 2018, a Miami-Dade County judge recommended permanent disbarment for a Miami attorney. In the case of The Florida Bar v. Bernardo Roman III, the judge ruled that disbarment was an appropriate sanction given the severity of the alleged misconduct. This case is still being appealed, and it will next move forward… Read More »

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Miami Developer Sues Law Firm Over Failed Real Estate Deal

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the Daily Business Review, Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC, a large law firm that is based in Washington, D.C., is currently facing a $15 million malpractice lawsuit. The legal claim was brought by a real estate developer from Miami, Florida. After a losing a legal battle over in a dispute… Read More »

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A Mistake During Discovery Could Lead to a Legal Malpractice Claim

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Discovery is the formal process during which parties to a lawsuit must exchange certain relevant evidence and information with each other. Make no mistake about it; discovery is the key to a strong legal case. Indeed, the importance of discovery and investigation of a claim cannot be overstated. Thus, it is not surprising that… Read More »

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Rapper 50 Cent Reaches Multimillion Dollar Settlement in Legal Malpractice Case

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the American Lawyer, performing artist Curtis Jackson III, better known by his stage name ‘50 Cent’, has reached a $14.5 million settlement in a legal malpractice case. This settlement was reached with Garvey Schubert Barer (GSB), a law firm that represented the rapper in business negotiations and arbitration proceedings with… Read More »

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What To Do If You Have Encountered A Legal Malpractice Claim

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

As attorneys, we know how personally how hard most of us have worked for our credentials and licensing. We sympathize with any professional whose livelihood and passion is threatened by a legal malpractice suit. In this post, we have compiled some suggestions for legal professionals who have been targeted by legal malpractice suits. If… Read More »

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Common Examples of Legal Malpractice

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Individuals who practice in regulated professions are expected to conduct themselves with a certain degree of care. Legal malpractice is a form of professional negligence that occurs when an attorney fails to conduct himself or herself in accordance with the standards expected of the profession. When legal malpractice results in losses for clients, they… Read More »

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Legal Malpractice Claim by Bank Against Attorney After Fraudulent Wire Fraud

By Michael Pike |

A lawyer in Illinois has been sued by a bank after he was allegedly fraudulently duped by a fake client. He was tricked into wiring half-a-million dollars without sufficient proof that the client was authentic. Attorneys and law firms have become a major target for online scams. The “Nigerian prince” scams of years past… Read More »

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