Legal Malpractice

Since 1985, Stephen L. Grimm has been successfully holding lawyers accountable for their mistakes.

What is Legal Malpractice?

Legal malpractice is the failure of a lawyer to render competent professional service to a client. If the client is damaged as a result of the failure, he or she may have a claim against the lawyer for legal malpractice.

Examples include missing deadlines

Giving bad advice that violates the standard of care and incompetent representation.

What must be proven to win a Legal Malpractice Case?

To win a legal malpractice case, you must prove four points:

  • Your attorney owed you a duty to act properly;
  • Your attorney breached that duty by acting outside the standard of care, not following through with the agreement or possibly making mistakes that a competent attorney would not have made;
  • Your attorney’s behavior caused you damage. This includes proving that the results of your case would have been different (for example, you would have won the case) had the attorney acted properly;
  • You suffered a financial loss as a result of the behavior.

At The Law Office of Stephen L. Grimm, we believe that every client who has been a victim of legal malpractice should receive justice. We fight for your rights and hold your attorney responsible. Although attorneys practice law, they are not above it and must be held accountable.

Each year, more than 35,000 people, who are victims of legal malpractice, file claims against lawyers who maintain legal malpractice insurance.  Moreover, it is estimated that only 60 percent of all attorneys maintain malpractice insurance, leaving thousands of clients who have been wronged by their attorneys each year unaccounted for.

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If you believe you have been a victim of legal malpractice or are looking for legal malpractice lawyer in the Grand Rapids area.