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Breach of Fiduciary Duty Examples

Breach of Fiduciary Duty Examples

Clients investigating whether their lawyer has breached their fiduciary duty often ask us for examples of what qualifies for a “breach of fiduciary duty” claim. Your lawyer’s fiduciary duty to you is the foundation upon which your attorney/client relationship is built, so it’s important to be able to identify when your attorney has breached that duty. At Sears Crawford, we sue lawyers for clients whose attorney has breached their fiduciary duties. Below are some of the common examples of breached fiduciary duties that we’ve seen over the past 30 years. If you are planning on suing a lawyer for malpractice, it is...

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5 Things You Need to Know About Suing a Lawyer for Malpractice

5 Things You Need to Know About Suing a Lawyer for Malpractice

If you were a victim of legal malpractice and are considering suing a lawyer for malpractice, there are certain facts that can be helpful to know in advance. At Sears Crawford, we sue lawyers in Houston, throughout Texas, and across the country who have failed to represent their clients’ best interests. Our fiduciary duty is always to our clients, not to our colleagues. Holding lawyers accountable may not be the popular thing to do, but it’s the right thing to do.  Our legal malpractice attorneys in Houston share what they wish all of their clients knew when they begin to ask,...

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What is Considered Malpractice for an Attorney?

What is Considered Malpractice for an Attorney?

What is considered malpractice for an attorney? Sometimes, even great lawyers make mistakes that can cause their clients to suffer economic damages (although not all mistakes made by attorneys can be considered malpractice). There are also many bad lawyers that can do even worse. It is our job to do right by those clients and get them the justice they deserve.  At Sears Crawford, we know the ins and outs of legal malpractice. In this article we’ll be discussing what is considered legal malpractice for an attorney and what is needed to prove your case against your former attorney. If you...

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To Be or Not To Be… Insured

[THAT IS THE QUESTION!] “To be, or not to be.” Originally, Hamlet asked himself this question to address his dilemma between life and death, this article repurposes the question to address the issue of whether lawyers should carry malpractice insurance (“E&O Coverage”). This article will begin by giving the excuses many attorneys use to justify not having E&O coverage. Then, this article will provide several reasons why these excuses only put the attorneys at greater personal and professional risk. Next, this article will look to other state’s rules regarding E&O coverage and how not having it impacts the attorney-client relationship...

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