Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyers
As licensed professionals, attorneys must adhere to high ethical standards and protect the interests of their clients. Whether the attorney is from Naperville, Joliet, Rockford, Gurnee or any other small or large Illinois municipality, the standard of care is definable by the Illinois Rules Of Professional Conduct, along with other recognized treatises.
Unfortunately, lawyers sometimes fall short in fulfilling these duties. Of course, people in every profession make mistakes, but some actions on the part of attorneys rise to the level of malpractice.
If you have been harmed financially by an attorney's negligence or intentional wrongdoing, the experienced Chicago legal malpractice attorneys at Schiff Gorman LLC, in Chicago, Illinois, can protect your rights and work to recover your financial losses.
Experienced Chicago Breach Of Fiduciary Duty Attorneys Serving Cook County And Beyond
Legal malpractice cases are unlike almost any other litigation. A client must show that he or she suffered some defined economic damage, and it must be proven that the damage occurred as the result of an underlying case or transaction that was impaired or devastated by the lawyer's conduct. In most situations, this requires proof that there would have been a better result in the underlying matter, which is known as proving the "case within the case."
Before a client can obtain financial compensation in a legal malpractice case, it must be shown that one or more of a broad range of wrongs occurred, such as:
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Failure to keep the client informed
- Failure to secure all remedies available
- Attorney conflict of interest
- Breach of contract
To succeed, it takes a lawyer with a full understanding of this complex area of law, access to top experts, the financial resources to build a compelling case and the ability to take a case to trial against the aggressive and deep-pocketed defense lawyers of malpractice insurance providers.
Our firm has successfully represented individuals and businesses in a broad spectrum of legal malpractice cases for more than 25 years. We have obtained numerous multimillion-dollar settlements for clients in the Greater Chicago area and throughout Illinois.
We Stand By Our Clients From Start To Finish
We put prospective legal malpractice cases through intense scrutiny before filing a case. This ensures that the time, effort and money that will go into litigating the case will be well spent, and improves the likelihood of achieving a favorable result.
Once it is determined that you have a valid legal malpractice case, the firm's entire staff is committed to producing the best possible outcome. We explain your options at every step and keep you informed, so you are part of the decision-making process.
We offer a free consultation in which knowledgeable legal professionals may assess the facts of your case and help you determine whether you have the foundation for a strong legal malpractice lawsuit.
We generally take malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay attorney fees unless the firm is successful in obtaining a recovery via settlement or judgment. Call 312-345-7200 locally or toll free at 800-226-8612, or email the firm to meet with an experienced and highly regarded Chicago legal malpractice attorney.