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The term malpractice encompasses the intentional and negligent conduct of professionals in the course of performing services for their clients. A claim against a professional is frequently based upon a claim that the professional was negligent in some way which caused damage to the client. In addition, professional malpractice may result from intentional misconduct, fraud or deceit by the professional against the client.
In performing services for a client, a professional is required to exercise a degree of care in accordance with the knowledge and skill required of an ordinary prudent member of his or her profession. This standard adopts the common-law negligence rule that the required standard of care is that of an ordinary prudent person in the same or similar circumstances, and includes the defendant's professional special knowledge and ability as one of the circumstances.
A professional's unexcused violation of a statutory or administrative regulation governing his or her profession may constitute negligence as a matter of law.
Attorneys - In representing a client, an attorney is required to exercise reasonable and ordinary care and diligence in the use and application of his or her skill and knowledge to the client's cause. Ordinarily, when an attorney engages in the practice of law, the attorney impliedly represents to the client that he or she possesses the requisite degree of learning, skill, and ability necessary to the practice of this profession. The following are some of the more common claims for malpractice against attorneys:
If have been damaged as a result of legal malpractice, you may have a claim against the service provider. If you would like more information concerning your possible claim, then, please, fill out the following questionnaire. You may provide as much or as little of the information requested. All information which you provide to us will be kept strictly confidential. If you know of someone with a claim based upon a legal malpractice, please, E-mail them and recommend that they visit this Website, or print out this questionnaire, and ask the person to mail it to Jim L. Culpepper & Associates.
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