Oakland, CA asked in Probate and Legal Malpractice for California

Q: Can I sue my lawyer for misrepresentation, he missed all filing dates ect.

He failed to represent me in court.

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David Ostrove
David Ostrove
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You may sue your lawyer, but that does not mean that you will win anything.

You must prove all the elements of your case:

You must prove that he/she was your lawyer.

Did you have a client lawyer fee agreement?

You have to prove that your lawyer was negligent, pursuant to the law of your state.

You must prove your damages with specificity.

You must prove that your lawyer's negligence was the cause of your damages.

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