Attorney Incompetence

A lawyer representing you has failed to record a crucial document or has failed to retain a qualified expert to prove an essential part of your case. As a result you sustain harm.


“I think my attorney was incompetent and mishandled my case. Is that legal malpractice?”


Lawyers are not required to be perfect, but they are required to be competent. In fact, competency is one of the first requirements in the Rules of Professional Conduct that govern attorneys. An attorney who is not competent to handle a particular type of case is required to either become competent quickly, withdraw, or refer the matter to an appropriate attorney.


If your lawyer acted in a way that was incompetent, Jim Traut at the Traut Firm will file an attorney malpractice claim on your behalf. By successfully prosecuting a lawsuit against the original attorney, you can be compensated for your harm.


Bringing a lawyer negligence claim can help you move forward. It might also deter an incompetent attorney from harming someone else. Jim is dedicated to fighting lawyer incompetence. Lawyers who are incompetent damage the public’s perception of all attorneys, most of whom do their best to competently represent the interests of their clients.


Get Help From a Lawyer Handling Attorney Incompetency Cases

If you have experienced contract drafting errors, estate planning errors, or other serious mistakes that caused you harm, we can help. Talk with Jim Traut at the Traut Firm by calling 714-835-7000. You can also contact us online. Consultations are free and confidential.