Legal Malpractice Actions


Legal Malpractice Actions



Legal Malpractice Actions

In this timely and compelling CLE program attorney, William McCaffery, discusses Legal Malpractice Actions: Elements, Claims, and Defenses. Mr. McCaffery begins the program with the necessary elements needed to prove malpractice: Negligence, Proximate Cause, and Damages. Then Attorney McCaffery covers the numerous defenses available to a malpractice claim in great detail. The program also explores additional courses of actions and other considerations. This program is a must for any attorney who practices law.


Necessary Elements of a Legal Malpractice Claim

  • Negligence
  • Proximate Cause
  • Damages

Defenses to a Legal Malpractice Claim 

  • Privity
  • Standing
  • Professional Judgment Rule
  • Subsequent Representation
  • Speculative Damages
  • Collectability
  • Statute of Limitations
  • Res Judicata/Claim Preclusion
  • Collateral Estoppel/Issue Preclusion
  • Prematurity
  • Redundant/Duplicative Claims

Additional Causes of Action 

  • Fraud
  • Emotional Distress
  • Concealment of Malpractice
  • Ethical Violations
  • Punitive Damages

Other Considerations

  • Expert Witness Requirements
  • Pre-Judgment Interest
  • Prior Settlement
  • Other Liable Parties
  • Consent to Settlement Provision



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