Legal Malpractice Law in a Nutshell

Author: Johnson, Vincent R.
Edition: 2nd
Copyright Date: 2016
  • Publication Date: August 19th, 2016
  • ISBN: 9781634602822
  • Subject: Professional Responsibility/Ethics
  • Series: Nutshells
  • Type: Overviews
  • Description: Legal Malpractice Law in a Nutshell charts the dynamic field of lawyer professional liability. With reference to recent cases and statutory developments, the book covers prominent causes of action (including professional negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraud), the role of experts in malpractice litigation, theories of liability to nonclients, affirmative defenses, damages, and fee forfeiture. The book also explores the vicarious liability of lawyers and law firms, conflicts of interest, strategies for reducing errors and claims, and the role of malpractice insurance.