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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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Can I Sue My Lawyer for Breach of Fiduciary Duty?

Can I Sue My Lawyer for Breach of Fiduciary Duty?

The answer is YES, under the right circumstances. Over the years, we’ve had many clients contact us with the question, “Can I sue my lawyer for breach of fiduciary duty?” As lawyers that sue lawyers, the attorneys at Sears Crawford have extensive knowledge and experience in successfully helping clients with these types of cases. We are a team of attorneys you can trust to handle your case.  If you decide to sue your lawyer, our skilled attorneys at Sears Crawford are here to explain how to go about filing a claim against your former attorney.  What is breach of fiduciary duty? If you’re...

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Barratry in Texas is Illegal – Taking Action

Barratry in Texas

If you’re unsure whether or not you have been a victim of barratry in Texas, this article will inform you of the legal ramifications of solicitation and ambulance chasing (barratry), and how to take action if you have been the victim of barratry.  Barratry occurs when a lawyer, or someone acting with or on behalf of a lawyer, solicits or contacts potential clients who need a lawyer’s services in an unauthorized manner without the client reaching out first. These attorneys can try to persuade the potential client to file a lawsuit without knowing the full extent of the client’s situation. At Sears...

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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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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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