Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar of California, and Board of Legal Specialization

When you turn to a lawyer for help, you expect to have an advocate who will be passionate about protecting your best interests. Failing to meet this expectation is an egregious breach of trust.

Our Agoura Hills legal malpractice lawyers understand how frustrating it is to deal with a legal professional that is not upholding his/ her end of the deal. Not only do we live by a Client Bill of Rights and operate a value-based practice where all clients come first, but we are ready to take other attorneys to court for failure to provide the professional legal services that a reasonable lawyer would use in the same situation.

When you put your trust in our firm, we take that seriously. Contact our legal team for zealous representation that puts you and your case first.

Bringing a Legal Malpractice Case Against an Attorney

The key to any legal malpractice case is proving that a lawyer failed to use reasonable judgment and care that would be expected from other lawyers in a similar case. Simply losing a case is not enough to cause for legal malpractice; you need to prove that your attorney made mistakes beyond what is acceptable for a legal professional. Our Agoura Hills legal malpractice lawyer can examine all the elements to determine whether you have a valid case.

To prove an attorney committed malpractice, the following elements must be shown:

  • The attorney was legally beholden and owed you the duty of acting properly;
  • The attorney did not act properly in association with your case;
  • The attorney’s conduct caused financial harm; and
  • Financial losses were suffered as a result of the attorney’s actions.

Some examples of malpractice include a lawyer failing to perform an adequate investigation, settling a case without authorization, or misusing the money that was being paid as a retainer for their services.

Contact Our Agoura Hills Legal Malpractice Attorneys

Have you been injured by the professional negligence of a lawyer that you hired? The Agoura Hills legal malpractice lawyers at the Hoffer Family Law Firm is here to fight on your behalf. If you have been wronged by a legal professional, we can review your case, discuss your rights, and take the next steps to proceed with your case.

Send Us A Message

Hoffer Family Law Firm

Hoffer Family Law Firm
N/a
WHAT COVID19 MEANS FOR ALL OF US AND FOR YOUR CASE

As you know, we are now living in uncertain times.  Our society has shifted in ways that were completely unexpected 3-6 months ago.   As a result, our priorities and actions need to shift as well.  Remember, we cannot control the wind, but we can always adjust our sails.   The Courts here in Southern California are closed for the foreseeable future.  The Los Angeles County courts are taking filings and are hearing emergency matters.  The Ventura County Courts are hearing emergency matters but are not taking filings at all.   Currently, both court systems are scheduled to re-open in mid-May; however, given the current state of affairs, it is likely that the closures will be extended. 

So, how do we adjust our sails?   We set you up for success for when the Courts re-open, your case will be ready to go. 

1.  Video Consultations:  All you need is a phone, an iPad, or a computer with a webcam and a microphone and we can have a video consultation.    Please click here to schedule. 

2. For Divorce Cases:   For existing cases in Ventura County, we can prepare your disclosures, create a discovery plan and ready your case for when the court opens again.  For Los Angeles County, we can file your Petition and related documents, prepare your disclosures, create a discovery plan and ready your case for when the court opens again. 

My Advice to you! 

3. Be physically and emotionally healthy!   There is a lot of humor circulating about how people are gaining weight and getting drunk during this period.   Don’t give in to that.  This is the time to take stock and improve on those things you always wanted.  It means reading that book you wanted to read.  It means taking that online course you always meant to take.  It means gaining that skill that you didn’t have time for.   It also means not letting your divorce case sit unattended.  There is always work to be done.  Let us handle it for you. Take this period of time to be proactive! 

  Thanks for taking the time to drop by. 

Jeffrey L. Hoffer

Certified Family Law Specialist – located in Agoura Hills, CA.