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New York City Legal Malpractice Attorney

Legal Malpractice Attorneys in Manhattan

When facing a legal matter, you will likely turn to an experienced attorney who can help you navigate the issue successfully. We trust these individuals to represent us in our time of need but the reality is, lawyers are not immune to error. Most of the time, when an attorney makes a mistake, they are willing to reach a reasonable settlement without consuming too much of your time with a full lawsuit. Unfortunately, some attorneys may act unethically and deny that they have made an error. When this happens, they may try to fight against your claim in court. Of course, an experience like this can make you wary of working with any attorneys in the future but you can count on Swerling Law to help find justice. Swerling Law is here to help you hold your previous attorney accountable for their wrongdoings. If you need an attorney that can help restore your faith in the legal profession, contact Swerling Law today to schedule a consultation.

Types of Legal Malpractice

Swerling Law is committed to helping clients recover what they have lost and find justice when a previous attorney has failed them. Legal malpractice can present itself in many forms. It is also important to note that not all situations actually constitute legal malpractice. Negligence is more complicated than an attorney simply not winning a case. Therefore, it is necessary to speak with another attorney to determine whether negligence was committed or the case was simply lost for other reasons. If you are unsure of whether your attorney has committed malpractice, ask Swerling Law. Some of the issues we handle include:

  • Improper conduct
  • Incompetence
  • Fraud
  • Breach of contract
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Theft of property
  • Illegal or unfair fee arrangements
  • Failure to act in a timely manner
  • Entering an unauthorized settlement
  • Failure to draft complete, thorough documents
  • Misappropriation of funds
  • Breach of attorney/client privilege

When an attorney is not meeting the standards that they should or is committing some form of malpractice, it is important to hold them accountable. Swerling Law is committed to helping you determine whether you are the victim of legal malpractice and if so, we will help you find the justice you deserve.

Contact a NYC Legal Malpractice Attorney

Swerling Law takes pride in the legal profession and wants to uphold the values that so many others have used to make great impacts on society. When other attorneys fail to meet the standards that they should and are negligent, Swerling Law will help you hold them accountable. Integrity is key in the legal profession and therefore, it is a key component of the way Swerling Law practices. If you have questions about whether your former attorney committed malpractice, contact Swerling Law today to schedule a consultation.

$3,250,000

Settlement to a barista who slipped and fell on a defective stairwell while working for Starbucks who sustained back injuries requiring multiple surgeries in 2012.

$3,000,000

Settlement to a woman who was assaulted and sustained back/hip injuries in 2015.

$1,415,000

Verdict to a high school student who was assaulted by a school dean during her lunch period dislocating her hip in 2014.

$995,000

Settlement to a man who was run over by a dump truck on a Brooklyn street causing him to sustain multiple injuries, including but not limited to a broken leg and detached urethra in 2019.

$850,000

Settlement to a woman who slipped and fell down a wet stairwell in a New York City Housing Authority building requiring a back surgery in 2018.

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