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Legal Malpractice

The McCarthy Fingar Team

McCarthy Fingar's expertise in a wide range of legal specialties is a unique asset for our clients and for our Legal Malpractice group. Our Legal Malpractice lawyers have successfully represented clients in cases arising from a wide variety of situations, and have also served as expert witnesses on behalf of both lawyers and clients in Legal Malpractice litigation. Our client-centered approach to legal practice makes us particularly sensitive to the betrayal every client suffers when a lawyer, through negligence or deliberate intent, falls short of the standards of competence and ethics that we demand of ourselves. As lawyers ourselves, we recognize the pitfalls of legal practice, and our attitude toward other lawyers when we are obliged to sue them is more often one of sorrow than of anger. Our first duty is, of course, to our clients, and in such situations we do our utmost to earn from our clients the trust and respect that their prior attorneys lost.

Examples of Legal Malpractice

Legal Malpractice lawsuits have increased as law practice has become more complex. Such cases may arise from a missed statute of limitations, a late filing, failure to sue the proper party, errors in preparing documents, mishandling of client funds or improperly paying out funds, to give just a few examples.

McCarthy Fingar's Approach in Legal Malpractice Cases

The large majority of legal malpractice cases we undertake result in out of court settlements for our clients; relatively few go to trial. Some such cases may result in ethics complaints being lodged against the defendant attorneys. Most of the local grievance committees will not consider ethics complaints against lawyers while court proceedings are pending. The threat of a grievance or a prosecution is never an ethical bargaining tool in any type of litigation. Conversely, clients need not abandon legitimate grievances against attorneys as part of the settlement of a lawsuit.

McCarthy Fingar's Representative Cases

The lawyers in McCarthy Fingar's Legal Malpractice group have tried or settled many different types of cases in many different courts. Click at representative matters for a description of some of our work.

McCarthy Fingar's Leadership in the Community

McCarthy Fingar's Legal Malpractice lawyers are sometimes in the news and are lecturers on Legal Malpractice and related topics. Click at news to see what the lawyers in our Legal Malpractice group are doing, including their professional speaking engagements. Click at publications to see the different professional written materials of our Legal Malpractice lawyers. Click at speaking engagements to see the different speaking engagements of our Legal Malpractice lawyers.

Contact Us

McCarthy Fingar's Legal Malpractice lawyers are dedicated to our clients' success. If you think you may require our assistance or have any questions, please contact Joseph J. Brophy by email (jbrophy@mccarthyfingar.com) or by phone (914-385-1021).