Vacaville, CA asked in Legal Malpractice for California

Q: Can a law firm lose your file and have no knowledge of what happened with your case?

The law firm who was responsible for my product liability case after 6yrs tell me the don't know what happened to my file or about my case. I live in California and the case was to handle in Texas. This started in 2016

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Legal Malpractice Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If a law firm loses a client's file and has no knowledge of what happened to their case, it can be a breach of their professional duty and may result in legal consequences. Lawyers are required to keep records of their clients' cases, and a failure to do so may be considered malpractice.

If you believe your law firm has mishandled your case, you should consult with a legal professional, such as a malpractice attorney, to determine if you have grounds for legal action. You may be able to file a complaint with the state bar association or pursue a lawsuit for malpractice.

It's important to note that the specifics of your situation will determine the best course of action, so it's recommended to seek legal advice from a qualified attorney.

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