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How To Fire a Lawyer in Texas

How to fire a lawyer in Texas, man tearing up contract

Clients wondering how to fire a lawyer in Texas should also consider whether their attorney’s behavior amounts to legal malpractice. Tensions can run high in attorney-client relationships. Disagreements on strategy, perceived lack of commitment, apathy towards a case, infrequent communication — there are a number of reasons for firing your attorney. All of these examples are frequent and extreme annoyances, but in certain cases, they can also give rise to a lawsuit for malpractice. Sears Crawford’s legal malpractice attorneys in Houston have been suing lawyers for over 30 years, and are here to tell you when and how to fire a...

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Hiring a Legal Malpractice Attorney in Texas

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Hiring a legal malpractice attorney in Texas can be a daunting task. Clients who have been harmed by a previous attorney surely won’t want to relive the process and stress of having to find and hire another attorney, not to mention finding a Lawyer who sues other lawyers — but if they don’t hire another lawyer, how can they seek justice? If your previous attorney did not fulfill their duty to you, then you need a legal malpractice attorney in Texas this time around. You need an attorney who specializes in holding lawyers accountable, bringing justice to clients, and restoring integrity...

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What to Look For in a Texas Legal Malpractice Attorney

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To increase your chances of winning a Texas legal malpractice case and successfully suing your lawyer, you’ll need to prove that your attorney’s conduct fell below the Standard of Care required of lawyers in the State of Texas. How do you do this? You hire a top legal malpractice attorney in Texas. When looking for a lawyer to represent you to sue your ex-lawyer, it’s important to ask the right questions. This includes asking if your potential new attorney has legal malpractice insurance, if they’re willing to waive the arbitration clause, if they’re Board Certified in Personal Injury Law, and if...

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Hire a Board Certified Lawyer for Your Legal Malpractice Case

Hire a Board Certified Lawyer for Your Legal Malpractice Case 1

If you feel that you have been wronged by your previous attorney and wish to pursue legal malpractice claims, you need a Board Certified lawyer in your corner. You should never try to take on an attorney by yourself. You need to hire an attorney experienced in handling legal malpractice cases, and you should make sure that he/she is Board Certified. Hiring a lawyer who is Board Certified in Personal Injury Law, which encompasses legal malpractice, strengthens your case immensely – after all, only approximately 5% of practicing attorneys in the state of Texas are Board Certified by the state. But...

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Reasons to File a Lawsuit Against an Attorney

Reasons to File a Lawsuit Against an Attorney

In our almost 30 years of handling legal malpractice cases, we have seen just about everything you can imagine for reasons to file a complaint against an attorney. All practicing lawyers have a fiduciary duty to their clients. The “fiduciary duty” is the highest duty imposed by law. This means that the lawyer MUST always put the client’s interest ahead of their own. Legal malpractice typically involves cases where an attorney has made a mistake or committed an error in judgment, known as “negligence.”  However, and unfortunately, there are also cases where lawyers don’t just make mistakes, but instead, they...

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What is the Legal Malpractice Statute of Limitations?

What is the Legal Malpractice Statute of Limitations?

What is the legal malpractice statute of limitations? Due to the fiduciary nature of the attorney-client relationship, it’s a serious matter when a client is wronged by their attorney. If legal malpractice has indeed taken place, the client has every right to sue their lawyer –– but how long do you have to file a malpractice suit? Why is it important to file a legal malpractice claim before the legal malpractice statute of limitations? Ross Sears, the top legal malpractice attorney from Sears Crawford, is here to answer that question. If you have considered or are currently considering suing a lawyer...

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What Can I Do if My Attorney is Not Doing Their Job?

What Can I Do if My Attorney is Not Doing Their Job?

It’s a question prospective clients ask us all the time: “What can I do if my attorney is not doing their job?” If you’re entrusting your wellbeing to an attorney, it’s only natural to wonder if they are doing their job correctly. After all, hiring an attorney can be stressful, so we understand that you want to get the service that you’re paying for. Taking legal action against your attorney can be a confusing process. Serious and trusted legal malpractice attorneys at Sears Crawford can aid you in navigating this complex issue. At Sears Crawford, we sue lawyers because we take...

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How Attorneys Can Violate the Texas Rules of Professional Conduct

The Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct were created to provide lawyers with the “minimum” standard by which they are required to practice law and to conduct their business with their clients. Generally speaking, a lawyer’s violation(s) of the Disciplinary Rules exposes him/her to disciplinary actions by the Texas State Bar Grievance Committee, and does not automatically expose the lawyer to civil liability.  However, when your attorney fails to meet the expectations set forth in the Texas attorney ethics rule while handling your case and his/her actions or inactions result in harm or damages to your case, you may be able...

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How to Find a Top Legal Malpractice Lawyer

How to Find a Top Legal Malpractice Lawyer

If you have been mistreated by your former attorney and are seeking justice, you need a top legal malpractice lawyer on your side. Suing your former attorney for malpractice can be an overwhelming and stressful situation, but you never have to go through this time alone. With experienced representation from a top legal malpractice attorney, you can hold your former lawyer accountable.  At Sears Crawford, we sue lawyers because we hold attorney’s accountable to their clients. Ross Sears has successfully helped hundreds of clients who were victims of legal malpractice find justice.  Here are some key factors to consider when you are...

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What is Breach of Contract in Legal Malpractice?

What is Breach of Contract in Legal Malpractice?

A common question our legal malpractice clients ask is, “What is breach of contract?” When you enter into an attorney-client relationship, you typically (but not always) sign a contract that describes the agreements and nature of the relationship. This contract can either be verbal or written. Breach of contract occurs when your attorney does not honor the specific terms of the contract.  At Sears Crawford, we sue lawyers that have failed to meet their contractual obligations to their clients. We take that relationship and responsibility very seriously. Our experienced attorneys have provided this guide for identifying when a breach of contract...

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