When Your Lawyer Has Failed You,We’re Here To Help
Why Hire Us To Handle Your Legal Malpractice Case
You trusted your lawyer to promises made to you during your initial consultation. You believed that they would do whatever it takes to build a winning case on your behalf. That they would understand the procedures and policies needed to be followed throughout the process to ensure your case received a fair opportunity to be heard. Despite all the faith you had in your legal team, you ended up on the losing end of a winnable case. You ended up suffering significantly because your attorney did something intentional or negligent to harm your case. It can be hard to trust another lawyer after this happens to you. But, if this has happened to you, we can help. At the Louisville law firm of William F. McMurry & Associates, we hold other lawyers accountable when their mistakes ruin a client’s case. With over three decades of experience in legal malpractice cases, you can trust us to work hard when your lawyer has not met the applicable standards of practice.
Designated As A Specialist
Our founding attorney, William F. McMurry, is the only attorney in Kentucky who is Board Certified as a Legal Malpractice Specialist* by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (ABPLA) and is a past national president of this organization. To be designated as a specialist, you must have handled a number of these cases and have hundreds of hours of courtroom experience in legal malpractice matters.
For more than 35 years, Mr. McMurry and the rest of our team have been fighting for clients wronged by other attorneys and law firms. We are not afraid to stand up for you, because we know that sometimes even good lawyers can make bad mistakes. We feel it is our responsibility to help you take full advantage of all your options when your lawyer has let you down.
Knowledge Of What It Takes To Be Successful In Legal Malpractice Cases
These are extremely complex cases and are much more difficult to win than they would appear. You need someone who has a substantial background to be able to clearly show your attorney engaged in actions that caused you serious problems.
There are two key parts of every legal malpractice case that you need to establish before you can win an action against your prior attorney. First, you must show that you had a valid claim in your original case. That means you need to be able to show that you would have achieved a successful outcome in this initial case, but lost because your lawyer acted negligently or made a mistake. Your legal malpractice attorney must first prove your initial claim on the merits before the actions of your former counsel will be reviewed. If your attorney establishes that you would have won your case, you then proceed to the next step, which is concerned on the alleged negligence or malpractice that took place. You must be able to show that the attorney behaved in a manner that harmed your case and caused the negative result. Evidence of malpractice can include missing statutes of limitation, failing to inform you of a conflict of interest, and not filing briefs or other documents in a timely manner.
Schedule Your Free Consultation
If you would like to learn more about what we can do to help you with your legal malpractice claim, please call our office at 502-326-9000 or send us an email to arrange a time that works for you.
*Kentucky does not currently certify anyone as specialists in any field of law. However, Mr. McMurry has the specific credentials allowing him to be identified as a specialist under the rules of the Kentucky Bar Association in the field of legal malpractice.