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Damages in Legal Malpractice: What Can an Injured Client Recover?

By Robert Ross |

Damages are a mandatory element of a successful legal malpractice claim. Stated another way: if the client doesn’t suffer measurable damages (of a type recognized by law) he or she cannot successfully sue the attorney for malpractice. Although this seems strange to many people, the law says that if the lawyer’s breach of a… Read More »

Damages in Attorney Malpractice: What Must A (Former) Client Prove?

By Robert Ross |

Damages are a mandatory element of a legal malpractice action. If the plaintiff has not incurred demonstrable damages as a result of an attorney’s wrongful conduct, the malpractice claim cannot prevail. Although it seems unfair to some people, “mere” breach of a professional duty–without measurable damages–does not create a legal malpractice claim. Nominal damages… Read More »

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