Q: What is legal malpractice and is the firm responsible?
In short, wife inherits a house in Pa. from a friend that passed. She gets a lawyer in Pa because the estate is based in Tn. For over a year the Pa lawyer told her things that were not true, didn't file taxes, didn't file for the deed, etc. etc. even with my wife and the lawyer from Tn. having to threaten to report him to the local bar. A little over a year later she gets contacted by the main partner in the firm to be told that this guy was fired for doing this to MANY clients. This has caused a severe loss of money (to us anyway) due to the things that he told her. Now the firm is continuing on to hopefully properly complete the transfer but acts like it isnt his problem and he still wants paid in full when it was a lawyer at his firm that he admits was fired for being deceitful and incompetent. What is our recourse, if any? Thanks.
A: The fee dispute resolution committee, but I'd suggest get another attorney then decide about the malpractice --certainly file a claim to protect yourself as to the money etc.
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