Bakersfield Legal Malpractice Lawyers

The Bakersfield legal malpractice lawyers at Chain | Cohn | Stiles bring decades of experience in law to individuals throughout Bakersfield and Kern County who have been victims of legal malpractice.

Lawyers are becoming an increasingly popular target for professional negligence suits.  Although there is no precise definition of legal negligence, generally a lawyer commits negligence when he or she fails to provide quality legal services to a client by carelessness.  Filing a lawsuit against an attorney for negligence is different from filing a complaint about a lawyer with the State Bar of California.  A legal malpractice lawsuit entails proving the professional committed negligence and entitles a successful plaintiff to damages.  A complaint filed with the State Bar of California is processed through the bar association’s lawyer grievance system and, if valid, may subject the lawyer to disciplinary action.  Damages are not recoverable through the lawyer grievance system.

Legal malpractice traditionally has been characterized as an action for professional negligence against a lawyer by a former client claiming that the lawyer has failed to use such skill, prudence, and diligence as lawyers of ordinary skill and capacity commonly possess and exercise in the performance of the task or task which they undertake.  This, however, does not mean that a lawyer is liable if the result is not beneficial to his or her client.

The Bakersfield legal malpractice lawyers at Chain | Cohn | Stiles have the knowledge and expertise necessary to handle legal malpractice lawsuits.  If you believe that you are the victim of legal malpractice, contact our law firm immediately.

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