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Ross Sears Named “10 Best” in Texas

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Ross Sears II, Texas-based legal malpractice attorney and co-founder of Sears Crawford, has been named one of the “10 Best” Attorneys in Texas by the American Institute of Legal Counsel, whose rating system helps clients throughout the United States make educated decisions when it comes to choosing the right attorney. The “10 Best” Award is by nomination only, with each attorney’s eligibility for selection depending on nomination by either the Institute itself, a satisfied client, or a fellow attorney. An attorney must, as well as securing a nomination, have attained the highest degree of professional achievement in their field of the...

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The Importance of Communication in the Attorney-Client Relationship

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What type of relationship do a lawyer and a client have? An attorney-client relationship establishes an attorney’s fiduciary duty to their client, which essentially means that the attorney must, by law, act in the best interests of their clients. If this is the case, why does it seem like some lawyers don’t have the best interests of their clients in mind? This often boils down to poor communication. There’s nothing that makes someone feel less taken care of than being ignored. In this article, the lawyers who sue lawyers from Sears Crawford will discuss communication within the attorney-client relationship, attorney-client privilege, and...

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The Impact of Legal Malpractice on Clients

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Attorneys play a vital role in protecting the rights and interests of individuals and businesses alike, and when they don’t do their job, it can have a devastating impact on their clients and the justice system at large. Ross Sears II and the lawyers who sue lawyers from Sears Crawford are here to discuss the significant damage that clients can suffer if their attorneys commit legal malpractice. If you or a loved one have been harmed due to your previous attorney’s legal malpractice, call Ross at 713-223-3333 today to discuss your case, and begin the process of recovering what you deserve. What is...

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How To Choose the Best Legal Malpractice Attorney for Your Case

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The best way to set yourself up for success in a legal malpractice case is to choose the best legal malpractice attorney that you possibly can. The best way to do that is to research them thoroughly and familiarize yourself with some basic elements of legal malpractice. You’re likely in this position (looking for a new attorney) because you have hired a bad lawyer in the past. Therefore, we’ll skip through the part where we tell you how important the decision to hire your lawyer is. Instead, we’ll take this time to give you some tips that point you in the...

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Types of Damages in a Legal Malpractice Case

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Those who have been harmed by their previous attorney’s negligence and are looking to sue their lawyer are likely wondering what types of damages are recoverable in a Texas legal malpractice case. The attorneys at Sears Crawford know legal malpractice in Texas. Ross Sears II, the lawyer who sues lawyers at Sears Crawford, has been suing lawyers in Texas for over 30 years, protecting his clients’ interests and fighting for what they deserve. Call Ross Sears at Sears Crawford today at (713) 223-3333 for a free consultation. How legal malpractice damages work Damages recoverable in cases of legal malpractice in Texas are generally and...

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Can I Sue My Lawyer for Losing My Lawsuit?

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Those who have had a bad experience with a previous lawyer can feel like they have no options. You probably wish you could start over and hire someone else from the beginning, and are likely wondering what you can do about it now. You may even find yourself asking questions that parrot, “Can I get my case reopened? Can I file a complaint? Can I sue my lawyer?” At Sears Crawford, as lawyers that sue lawyers, we get that last question a lot. Can you sue your lawyer for losing your case? You might be able to, but it depends on...

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When To File an Ethics Complaint Against a Lawyer vs When To Sue Them

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At Sears Crawford, we know that there are many reasons to be unhappy with your attorney, but it can be hard to know when to file an ethics complaint against a lawyer and when to sue them. Did your lawyer simply act in an unpleasant manner, or did they do something to mess up your case and cause you harm? At Sears Crawford, we know legal malpractice when we see it. We sue lawyers and have been doing so for over 30 years.  We protect our clients’ interests and maintain the integrity of our profession. If your lawyer screwed up your...

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Can I Talk to Another Attorney Before Firing My Current One?

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Can I talk to another attorney before firing my current one? Yes! If your current attorney is not doing their job and you are considering a change of representation, consider whether or not your current attorney’s behavior would be considered legal malpractice before making the switch. If you’re wondering what to do if your lawyer is not helping you, how to fire a lawyer, or how to sue them for legal malpractice, then you’re in the right place — we sue lawyers! Ross Sears II, co-founding attorney of Sears Crawford, has been suing lawyers in Texas for over 30 years. If...

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Negligence vs Malpractice: What is the Difference?

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What is the difference between negligence vs malpractice? You hear both words thrown around whenever a professional doesn’t do their job but is there a difference? Attorneys owe their clients a fiduciary duty, often called a duty of care, to act with their client’s best interests in mind 100% of the time. When that duty of care is broken, the signs can point to either negligence or malpractice taking place — which are both essentially the same, and are serious matters. So, how can you tell whether negligence vs malpractice is present in your current attorney-client relationship? The legal malpractice attorneys...

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What Does My Lawyer’s Fiduciary Duty Require?

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When you hire a lawyer to represent you, you are placing your trust in them to act in your best interests — this is known as your lawyer's fiduciary duty. The fiduciary duty of care requires that your lawyer always act with your best interests in mind over their own, and exercise the utmost care and diligence in representing you. This includes making sure that you are fully informed about all aspects of your case and giving you honest legal advice throughout the entire process. Your lawyer must also keep any information about your case confidential unless you give them permission to...

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