Holding Attorneys in South Carolina Accountable to Their Clients
As a client, you trust your attorney to represent your best interests and to provide competent and professional legal services. However, not all attorneys fulfill their obligations to their clients, which can result in legal malpractice or a breach of fiduciary duty. At Halversen & Halversen, LLC, we are committed to holding attorneys accountable for their actions and providing our clients with the legal representation they deserve.
Attorneys Owe the Highest Duties to Their Clients
Attorneys owe their clients a range of duties, including honesty, loyalty, confidentiality, and competence. When attorneys fail to fulfill these duties, they may be liable for legal malpractice or a breach of fiduciary duty. We believe that attorneys should be held to the same standard of accountability as any other professional.
Examples of Legal Malpractice and Breach of Fiduciary Duty
Legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty can take many different forms. Some common examples include failing to file a lawsuit within the statute of limitations, inaccurately informing clients about the status of their case, disclosing client confidences without permission, overbilling clients, settling claims without authorization, and misusing client funds. Every case is unique, and it is important to evaluate each situation carefully.
Negligence or Misuse of Your Trust Can Be Legal Malpractice
When you hire an attorney, you expect them to provide you with competent and professional legal services. At Halversen & Halversen, LLC, we believe that clients deserve attorneys who are fully committed to their case, who keep them informed about important developments, and who zealously represent their best interests. If you have been victimized by legal malpractice or a breach of fiduciary duty, we are here to help.
You Do Not Have to Accept Poor Representation
At Halversen & Halversen, LLC, we understand that legal malpractice cases can be challenging. However, we are committed to seeking complete disclosure from your previous attorney and to investigating your case thoroughly. We will examine all documents, communications, court proceedings, and records related to your representation to determine the cause of any failure to represent you effectively and competently.
Contact Halversen & Halversen, LLC for Help
If you have lost a case, been deprived of your day in court, or otherwise been the victim of legal malpractice or a breach of fiduciary duty, please contact Halversen & Halversen, LLC in Charleston, South Carolina. We are committed to holding attorneys accountable and providing our clients with the legal representation they deserve.