The central theme of Voorhees’ New Jersey Legal Malpractice Blog is New Jersey legal malpractice law and legal malpractice insurance law. The author recognizes that there are significant cases decided around the country which may have an effect upon the development of the law in New Jersey.
This blog is designed to be an up-to-date comment upon New Jersey law and law throughout the country on these two topics. It is designed for legal malpractice lawyers “on both sides of the fence”, as well as legal malpractice insurers. The author’s point of view is that of a trial attorney “in the trenches”. The author assumes that the reader has a certain level of sophistication in legal malpractice insurance and legal malpractice insurance coverage issues, as the case may be.
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Richard Tietjen v. Richard Mazawey, Esq. Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division Docket No. A-1887-10T3 December January 12, 2012 OPERATIVE FACTS: This is a case of alleged commercial real estate...
Goodwin v. O’Donnell Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division Docket No. A-3476-10T2 Decided December 30, 2011 OPERATIVE FACTS: The legal malpractice Plaintiff Mr. Goodwin filed for divorce in October 2006. In July of 2007 he retained the defendant law firm,...
In the Matter of Ty Hyderally, an Attorney at Law (D-134-10) (068701) Decided December 20, 2011 OPERATIVE FACTS: This is an attorney disciplinary matter in which the Supreme Court considered whether New Jersey attorney Ty Hyderally violated...
Delage Landen Financial Services, Inc. v. Leighton K. Lee Law Office and Leighton K. Lee Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division Docket No. A-3148-10T2 This is not a legal malpractice case, but I comment on it just...
Smith v. Grayson v. Epstein Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division Docket No. A-1072-10T4 A-1460-10T4 Decided December 19, 2011 OPERATIVE FACTS: In this...
Mahesh Uberoi, Madhu Uberoi, and Uberoi International, Inc. v. Stark & Stark, P.C. Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division Docket No. A-2096-10T2 OPERATIVE FACTS: The Plaintiffs entered into a business deal. ...
Mr. Rogers' Legal Malpractice Clock Starts Ticking When He is "Exonerated", Not When His Criminal Conviction is Reversed for Ineffective Assistance
John Rogers v. Cape May Office of the Public Defender (A-63-10) (067048) Argued September 27, 2011 – Decided December 5, 2011 OPERATIVE FACTS: Mr. Rogers changed neighborhoods in 1999 when he marched off to the slammer after having been convicted of various drug offenses. Eight long...
Ethics: Release of Escrowed Funds to Client without Permission of Adverse Party. Attempting to Obtain Release from Potential Ethical Grievants.
In The Matter of Alan E. Welch, An Attorney at Law Supreme Court of New Jersey Disciplinary Review Board Docket No. DRB 11-117 District Docket No. XIII-09-033E Decided and Opinion Posted November 18, 2011, Filed November 17, 2011 I am privileged to be called upon frequently by my legal...
Lorraine Manger v. Shari B. Veisblatt, Esq. et al. Unpublished, Hunterdon County Law Division Docket No. HNT-L-76-11 Decided October 11, 2011 OPERATIVE FACTS: This is a legal malpractice claim arising out of the Defendant’s representation of Plaintiff Manger in a matrimonial matter. Plaintiff...
"Trial Within a Trial" by Judge or by Jury Question in Legal Malpractice Case Must Await Another Day
Rand, Algeier, Tosti & Woodruff v. Ray Braun Appellate Division Docket NO. A-3241-09T3 2011 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2581 October 14, 2011, Decided OPERATIVE FACTS: Rand, Algeier sued their former client Braun for some $28,000 in unpaid legal fees arising out of the firm’s...