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Legal Malpractice

Seasoned Springfield Lawyer Holds Attorneys Accountable for Malpractice

Professional legal help when your lawyer’s conduct hurts your Massachusetts case

Thea attorney-client relationship is one built on trust. Attorneys are responsible for protecting their clients’ interests by providing representation that meets accepted professional standards. Unfortunately, attorneys sometimes fail in these duties, and when their negligence harms a client’s case, that client may have a right to damages.

Legal malpractice can occur in any type of case, from personal injury to business contracts to employment disputes. With more than 40 years of experience, The Law Offices of Harold I. Resnic has a clear picture of an attorney’s duties and knows what constitutes a violation. We can assess and assemble the facts to present the strongest case possible when an attorney has failed to meet standards of ethical and professional conduct.

Attorney duties in Massachusetts

Your attorney has certain specific obligations to you. You may have a malpractice claim if your attorney harmed the outcome of your case by failing to:

  • Uphold the Constitution
  • Practice in accordance with the Massachusetts Bar rules of professional conduct
  • Adhere to the Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Meet all deadlines, including the statute of limitations
  • Approach the court and judicial system with respect and honesty
  • Act in your best interest and put that above his/her own
  • Disclose a conflict of interest
  • Designate necessary experts or witnesses
  • Provide details about expenses and fees
  • Retain fiduciary and accounting obligations
  • Maintain confidential communications
  • Abide by contractual agreements

It can be intimidating to even think of suing your lawyer, but you have a right to address the harm that his or her substandard representation caused you.

Proving a legal malpractice case

If you believe you have lost a case, been imprisoned or given up rights due to your attorney’s failure to meet any of these standards, our Springfield law firm may be able to help. Harold I. Resnic will examine the facts of your malpractice claim and the initial case to assess whether you have grounds to sue. One of the keys to prevailing in a legal malpractice suit is to prove that the attorney’s conduct harmed your case. Simply losing a case is not sufficient to support a malpractice claim.

When the complexity of the facts requires it, we collaborate with outside experts. You should note that the deadline for filing a legal malpractice lawsuit is three years from the date of the malpractice or the date you should have known about it.

Possible claims our law firm might pursue include:

  • Negligence. Failing to take proper care, resulting in damage or injury
  • Breach of contract. Violating the terms of your agreement
  • Breach of fiduciary duty. Acting against your best interests
  • Fraud. Intentionally deceiving, to the attorneys benefit
  • Violations of the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act. Committing unfair or deceptive practices

We also have alternative means for resolving a dispute with your attorney, including negotiating or mediating.

Contact a knowledgeable legal malpractice attorney in Springfield, MA for a free consultation

The Law Offices of Harold I. Resnic stands up for victims of legal malpractice. Schedule a free initial consultation by calling 413-301-9124 or contacting us online. Our Springfield, MA law office is near Hampden Superior Court and the Mass Mutual Center. We meet with clients Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is an on-site parking garage, and we are easily reached by public transportation.

Testimonials
  • "I was rendered totally disabled because of a car accident while my car was parked. The other driver’s insurance company has admitted that its insured was at fault but has refused to offer a fair settlement. Attorney Resnic has been aggressive in suing the insurance company for bad faith handling of my claim and is seeking three times my damages plus attorneys’ fees and costs. If you want an attorney that will fight for you, this is the guy. " - TD

  • "Attorney Harold Resnic is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and well-respected. He settled my Workers’ Compensation case for $350,000 when the employer disputed the fact that I even had an accident. He is now suing the people responsible for my injuries so that I can collect damages for my pain and Suffering." - LD

  • "I was seriously hurt in a fall on snow and ice in my employer’s parking lot. Attorney Resnic got me a generous settlement for the Workers’ Compensation claim and for my claim against the building owner and maintenance company for pain and suffering. I highly recommend Attorney Harold Resnic." - DG

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