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At Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A., we are dedicated to representing those seriously wronged through legal malpractice. Our attorneys provide only the highest quality legal counsel. Our Legal Malpractice attorneys are Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Florida Bar Association — a distinction less than seven percent of Florida lawyers achieve. We are also AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, which is the highest recognition possible within the legal community regarding legal abilities and adherence to ethical standards.
All attorneys in Florida and throughout the country are required to meet certain ethical standards and provide their clients with an acceptable level of service. Lawyers who fail to meet those standards are taking advantage of their clients, often saddling them with significant and unwarranted financial burden and other professional consequences. Our Florida legal malpractice attorneys protect clients and ensure that they attain fair repayment and appropriate compensation for their financial losses.
What Is Legal Malpractice?
Legal Malpractice cases pose certain challenges and complexities unlike other tort cases. They essentially require the litigator to assemble and prove a case within a case. Generally, in order to recover on a claim for legal malpractice, you must demonstrate that the attorney agreed to take on the client’s case, neglected the duty owed to the client, and that this breach of duty directly and proximately caused an actual loss to the client.
Legal malpractice occurs in situations, such as when an attorney:
- Misses filing deadlines, response deadlines or does not bring a claim before expiration of the statute of limitations
- Does not relay important information to the client, such as settlement offers
- Fails to appear in court
- Fails to competently perform legal services whether through intent or recklessness
- Violates the rules of conduct established by the Florida Bar through actions such as disclosing the confidential information of a client.
You must show that you would have prevailed on the underlying action but for the attorney’s negligence. Our Legal Malpractice attorneys are available to discuss potential legal malpractice claims and look forward to working with counsel on a referral basis.
Highly Distinguished and Proven Florida Legal Malpractice Lawyers
We possess the experience, skill and resources necessary to handle the most complex civil litigation matters. A. James Rolfes and Robert Widman are AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible within the legal community for professional abilities and adherence to ethical standards.
In addition, A. James Rolfes and Robert Widman are Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization — a distinction obtained by less than seven percent of lawyers in Florida.
Our firm accepts referrals of cases from attorneys throughout the United States on Florida matters. We focus on getting results. Referring attorneys receive a 25 percent referral fee upon the successful conclusion of each case referred to us in accordance with the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar.
- We provide prompt, diligent and aggressive representation.
- We keep you apprised of our progress every step of the way.
- We protect your client relationships and guard all confidences.
- We work hard to earn and preserve your trust in referring cases to our law firm.
Trusted Florida Legal Malpractice Attorneys Who Are Qualified To Handle Your Issue
Our legal malpractice attorneys are fully equipped to handle even the most serious legal malpractice cases. Our firm offers free initial consultations, and further fees are on a contingency basis — meaning you don’t pay anything unless we obtain compensation for you. Put our experience to work for you. For more information, or to speak directly with a skilled Florida legal malpractice lawyer today, call us at (941) 552-4616