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Use of Expert Testimony to Establish a Lawyer’s Malpractice

By Robert Ross |

WHEN IS EXPERT TESTIMONY NOT REQUIRED IN LEGAL MALPRACTICE ACTIONS? Legal malpractice lawsuits often involve expert testimony (often offered by attorney-experts) to establish the defendant lawyer’s breach of a duty to the plaintiff. Where the breach of duty is “clearly established” to a degree that no reasonable person could conclude the attorney was not… Read More »

Attorney Liability to Non-Clients, Part 2: The Intended Beneficiaries

By Robert Ross |

As a general rule, attorneys can only be held liable for malpractice where the plaintiff (the injured party) was the attorney’s client at the time the malpractice occurred. However, courts have also held attorneys liable to non-clients in a narrow, specialized range of cases. One of these occurs when the person (or company) injured… Read More »

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