When Does a Lawyer’s Failure to Know or Apply The Law Constitute Legal Malpractice?

A lawyer’s failure to know or apply the law can amount to legal malpractice when the lawyer’s failure is either procedural or substantive. A failure to know or apply procedural law is based on how a lawyer should pursue the client’s claim. A lawyer’s failure to know or apply substantive law—the specific legal criteria for …

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When Does a Lawyer’s Failure to File Documents Constitute Legal Malpractice?

Much of the work lawyers do involves filing various documents. Often, there are deadlines by which documents must be filed. Even when there are no fixed deadlines, a lawyer’s delay in filing certain documents can permanently impair a client’s rights. You might wonder why a simple failure to file a document “on time” could destroy …

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Temporary Emergency Child Custody

Child custody determinations generally have to be reviewed by the courts in Ohio and sometimes require the investigation of a Guardian Ad-Litem.  The domestic courts in Ohio typically take testimony from both parents and their attorneys and sometimes interview the child, using an “In-Camera Interview” if they possess the requisite understanding and competence to answer …

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