Legal Malpractice Law Review brings together in one place: advanced level law school students in Hofstra Law School’s full semester Lawyer Malpractice course who study, research and write case law summaries; law school faculty experienced in teaching Lawyer Malpractice in law school and CLE courses; lawyers who actively litigate legal malpractice cases; legal malpractice insurance professionals; and expert witnesses in the field of legal malpractice.
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McGrogan v. Till, 167 N.J. 414, 771 A.2d 1187 (2001) NJ: Underlying criminal investigation Student Contributor: Jennifer Hanley Facts: The client hired the lawyer to represent him in connection with a criminal investigation. The client subsequently files a legal malpractice claim against the...
Bresnahan v Schenker; 498 F. Supp 2d 758 (E.D PA, 2007) PA: Procedure for filing a legal malpractice claim. Student Contributor: Matthew Solomon Facts: Client was represented by Attorney in a criminal matter and was convicted of multiple counts of theft by failure to make required dispositions of...
Landa v. Blocker, 87 A.D.3d 719, 928 N.Y.S.2d 779 (App.Div. 2d Dep't 2011) NY Underlying Matrimonial Student Contributor: Richard Sadowski Facts: The plaintiff, an attorney, represented the defendant in her divorce. The plaintiff commenced this action to recover the legal fees charged in the...
Christ v Law Offs. of William F. Levine & Michael B. Grossman, 72 A.D.3d 721 (2d Dep't 2010) NY: Underlying legal malpractice suit Student contributor: Zahava Schwartz Facts: The underlying case was another legal malpractice action where the clients alleged that the lawyer did not timely bring...
Lovett v. Estate of Lovett, 250 N.J. Super. 79, 593 A.2d 382 (Ch. Div. 1991) NJ: Underlying will and estate contest Student Contributor: James Quinn Facts: Plaintiffs are two former guardians and children of decedent, who passed away during this action. They allege malpractice by attorney in...
Wilk v. Lewis & Lewis, P.C., 75 A.D.3d 1063 (4th Dep’t 2010) NY: Underlying personal injury action Student Contributor: Zahava Schwartz Facts: The plaintiff was injured while repairing railroad cars. He hired defendant lawyers to handle this case against his employer. His lawyers did...
Capital Care Corp. v. Hunt 847 A.2d 75 (2004) PA: Underlying legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty claims Student Contributor: Christina Tsirkas FACTS: Client contracted with a group of British investors for the purchase of one of their subsidiaries. Together, client and these British...
Prosser v. Zeldin, 2010 WL 5392707 NJ: Underlying Divorce; Affidavit of Merit Student Contributor: Mordechai Buls FACTS: Defendant represented plaintiff in a divorce proceeding for a marriage in which the ceremony was performed in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. In the divorce case Plaintiff claimed that...
R. Brooks Assoc., Inc. v Harter Secrest & Emery LLP ; 2012 NY Slip Op 00602 ; Decided on January 31, 2012 ; Appellate Division, NY: Underlying corporate and commercial transaction Student Contributor: Audrey Mars Facts: Plaintiff retained Defendant law firm to: (1) create a new corporation...