Attorney Malpractice Claims

The price that an attorney may charge you, even if you think it may be a little extreme is generally not a malpractice issue. Generally, as with other cases, if the lawyer’s fee is outrageous and inconsistent to the services received, you might have a case, probably in small claims court. But before running to court, take into account the going rate for such services in your area, the time the lawyer spent with you, the lawyer’s expertise, and any time spent researching or preparing your documents. You might also ask him or her to reconsider the amount charged before filing a malpractice claim against them.