Bothell, WA asked in Legal Malpractice for Washington

Q: What is the statute of, definition of and other limitations around legal malpractice in WA State?

Sorry not clearer, but I've seen this but also seeing something that says the statute of limitations BEGINS only when the malpractice is discovered (or close to that). Guess that's what I'm looking at. Thx

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Marjorie Simmons
Marjorie Simmons
  • Burlington, WA
  • Licensed in Washington

A: There is no statute of limitation on legal malpractice. The definition can depend upon the specific facts and circumstances of your case, but there are things you can expect from your lawyer, at minimum, like working within the confines of the legal ethics rules. See the section on what to expect from your lawyer in the pamphlet at, and call the Washington State Bar Association at (206) 443-WSBA for more information.

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