Legal Malpractice

Arizona Legal Malpractice Lawyers

Legal Action When Legal Counsel Fails You

When you hire a lawyer to represent you in a legal case, they must be competent enough to handle the case and provide the level of service that you paid them for. If they cannot and something goes wrong with your case due to your lawyer’s negligence, then it might constitute legal malpractice, which can be answered with further legal action.

At Miller Kory Rowe, our Arizona legal malpractice attorneys can help you understand your rights and options if another law firm’s unacceptable errors have caused you losses, damages, and hardships. As reputable Arizona lawyers ourselves, we know how to approach these sensitive and controversial cases that many other law firms try to avoid. We can also use our extensive knowledge of the law to accurately determine if your previous case was harmed by an error or legal malpractice and negligence.

Find out more about legal malpractice claims. Dial (602) 461-8640 to arrange a FREE initial consultation.

Elements of Legal Malpractice

It is important to understand that an unfavorable outcome in a legal case is not the same as legal malpractice. Even making a mistake while working on a legal case is not guaranteed to be a form of legal malpractice. For legal malpractice to occur under the definitions of Arizona law, avoidable negligence on behalf of the lawyer or law firm must have occurred that negatively impacted the case’s success for the client.

More specifically, legal malpractice cases will usually involve:

  • Duty: The prior attorney must have owed you a duty as a legal professional and failed to deliver.
  • Breach: The duty you were supposed to be provided was breached, usually due to blatant negligence.
  • Causation: The breach of that duty caused you to suffer financial distress or monetary losses.

What Does Legal Malpractice Look Like?

Legal malpractice takes many forms, many of which are not immediately obvious. At Miller Kory Rowe, we know what to look for to determine if negligence and legal malpractice have occurred.

Filing and preparation errors are among the most common reasons for legal malpractice lawsuits. For example, an attorney who repeatedly ignores a client’s requests to file an injury claim before the statute of limitations expires could be accused of legal malpractice if they indeed fail to file the claim on time, resulting in the loss of the client’s right to compensation. Conflicts of interest and malicious prosecution are other common forms of legal malpractice.

More examples of common calls for legal malpractice include:

  • You paid a lawyer a retainer fee to cover specific costs, but that retainer was misused.
  • Your lawyer settled your case without informing or consulting you, especially if the settlement was far less than what you deserved or expected.
  • Your case was dismissed by the court due to avoidable mistakes made by your legal counsel.

Have Questions? Call Us Now

If you have a sinking feeling that your last legal case, claim, or lawsuit was mishandled by an attorney, and their mistakes cost you financially, then you should act on it. Call (602) 461-8640 to speak with our Arizona legal malpractice lawyers about what happened. Legal malpractice cases can be difficult, especially since you once trusted the defendant to help you, but we know how to carefully navigate these situations while keeping your best interests in focus.

Contact us online for a no-cost consultation about legal malpractice claims.

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  • Dedicated Advocate for His Clients

    “He is an excellent lawyer and a dedicated advocate for his clients. He has the highest degree of fairness and integrity towards clients, colleagues, and opposing counsel.”

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    “We researched a few law offices that would handled a delicate case in behalf of our beloved mother. From our initial meeting to the final, the experience was handled with professionalism, pride and respectful. We couldn’t have gone to a better law firm to handle our case. I highly recommend this law firm for any of your love ones with a wrongful death. We can now bring closure to the care center in this case, however, closure in loosing my mother in such matter will take time for healing. Thanks to Jeff, Gab, Lorraine, Lupe, and the rest of the staff for caring.”

  • It is a very prestigious office

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  • Highly recommended from their peers

    “I was referred to Miller Kory Rowe LLP after the sudden loss of my Mom. It says a lot when you are refereed to a different Lawyer because they are so highly recommended from their peers. It was great comfort to have Gabe and his Team of spectacular people with support and going to extra mile for my Brother and I in such a stressful time in our lives. No matter what complications that happen with our case they did an amazing job. The case settled out of court in our favor which meant the World to me vs. the pain of a trial.”

why choose us?

  • Decades of Experience
    At Miller Kory Rowe LLP, our attorneys have more than 60 years of combined experience helping individuals injured by the negligence of others. We are dedicated to getting our clients the settlements they deserve to help them restore their livelihood and peace of mind.
  • Dedicated Trial Attorneys
    With every case we pursue, our trial attorneys have three foundational beliefs: Dedicated. Aggressive. Principled.
  • Extensive Resources
    When you work with our law firm we put all of our extensive resources into finding evidence, interviewing witnesses, and navigating through the complexities and challenges that each claim presents.

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