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Mount Laurel, New Jersey, Attorneys Fighting Legal Malpractice

When you hire a lawyer, you trust him or her to represent you to the best of his or her ability. When that lawyer negligently makes an error, it can affect all parts of your life: your finances, your family and even your health. At the Mount Laurel, New Jersey, law firm of Ginsberg & O'Connor, P.C., we take action on behalf of people who have been hurt by lawyers. We help them get the compensation they deserve for the harm they and their families have experienced.

Have You Been A Victim Of Legal Malpractice?

Legal malpractice happens when lawyers don’t exercise the care that is expected of them, given the standards of their profession. It may include a variety of things:

  • Missing statutes of limitations
  • Failure to retain experts when they are needed
  • Failure to name the right doctors in a medical malpractice case
  • Not disclosing a conflict of interest
  • Failing to know the law
  • Not following clients’ instructions
  • Not receiving client consent for certain actions

How We Take Action On Your Legal Malpractice Claim

At Ginsberg & O'Connor, P.C., we are experienced trial attorneys who know the law on attorney malpractice. We review your file thoroughly, looking for indicators of attorney malpractice. When we find it, we fight it forcefully to protect your rights.

After receiving a poor quality of care from an attorney, we know it may be hard to trust another attorney with your case, but at Ginsberg & O'Connor, P.C., we are lawyers you can rely on after you have been the victim of legal malpractice. We are civil trial attorneys who place great emphasis on providing high-quality legal representation through communication with clients and competent, aggressive action in the courtroom.

Frequently Asked Questions About Legal Malpractice

A consultation can allow you to address all your concerns in person, but below are some of the most common questions we hear.

When should I seek a legal malpractice attorney?

As a layperson, it can be very difficult to figure out whether an attorney committed malpractice. In most legal disputes, there are winners and losers, so every negative outcome in a case is not malpractice. However, when you believe that your current attorney made mistakes that have caused you significant losses, it is time to get a consultation with a New Jersey legal malpractice attorney.

What are possible signs of legal malpractice in Cherry Hill?

A good way to gauge whether or not legal malpractice may have occurred is to ask your current lawyer to review your case file with you so that you can ask questions. If they seem evasive or angry at the request, that is a troubling sign. Similarly, if your current attorney seems reluctant to answer questions about why they did (or did not) do something or simply stops communicating with you, that may also be a significant indication that legal malpractice has occurred.

Can a legal malpractice claim reopen my former claim?

No. Once a claim is settled – or brought to its formal conclusion – it cannot generally be reopened. Your legal malpractice claim is actually the remedy to whatever losses you may have suffered due to your former attorney’s mistakes or substandard quality of care.

In other words, if you lost $100,000 in a personal injury claim because your former attorney failed to file your lawsuit before the statute of limitations expired, your former attorney would owe you the $100,000 – not the defendant of your original suit.

In many ways, a legal malpractice claim is somewhat like a lawsuit inside a lawsuit. Once it has been shown that “but for” your former attorney’s negligence, your case would likely have had a different outcome, then a determination has to be made about your losses.

Contact Ginsberg & O'Connor, P.C.

Contact us with your concerns about professional malpractice, even if the events happened a long time ago. Under New Jersey law, you have six years to bring a claim for legal malpractice. We can talk with you about what happened and help you decide on a course of action to fight lawyer malpractice. Call Ginsberg & O'Connor, P.C., at 856-437-0969 or toll-free at 856-437-0969.