Handled legal malpractice claim brought by insurer against insurance defense counsel after insurer declined to settle underlying business tort action for low six figure amount and jury returned a $10,000,000 excess verdict.
Handled legal malpractice claim against plaintiff’s counsel sued by prior client for alleged improper fee claim. Counsel had recovered enhanced damages for client by way of settlement in case where counsel’s expertise created punitive exposure for product manufacturer.
Handled legal malpractice claim against plaintiff’s counsel sued by prior client for alleged malpractice in settlement of third party industrial injury claim. Former client contended that counsel had failed to adequately protect his claim for future medical coverage in compromising workers’ compensation lien as part of third party settlement.
Handled legal malpractice claim brought by dissatisfied client against his prior counsel based upon counsel’s unsuccessful pursuit of punitive damages in underlying case where compensatory damages were recovered.
Handled legal malpractice claim brought by paraplegic plaintiff against his prior counsel for alleged failure to properly handle an underlying medical malpractice claim. Plaintiff contended prior attorneys had failed to properly investigate the complicated issues of medical standard of care and causation which had allegedly caused his paraplegia, and had then withdrawn from representation, following which the case was dismissed.
Handled legal malpractice claim brought against former plaintiffs’ counsel alleging failure to timely prosecute action for specific performance of a contract to make a will and for imposition of a constructive trust. Plaintiffs contended that no timely steps were taken to preserve estate assets despite knowledge of dissipation by the underlying defendant, so that once a favorable judgment was rendered no assets of substance remained.
Arbitrated, as single neutral arbitrator, multi-million dollar claim for legal malpractice arising out of alleged improper corporate and litigation advice given to client who was sued for numerous business torts by a prior partner.