Legal Malpractice Attorney in
New York City
Is Your License to Practice in Jeopardy?
If you’re a member of the Bar and you’ve been challenged by a legal malpractice lawsuit, don’t assume you can handle it on your own. You may have the necessary qualifications to advocate for yourself in court, but chances are this is the first time you’re seriously considering it for something bigger than a traffic ticket. Don’t do it. You should only trust another qualified attorney who has experience assisting other lawyers with their malpractice defenses to handle yours.
Vilella Law is prepared to represent our colleagues in the legal practice when they need representation in legal malpractice investigations by the New York State Bar and during trial. We appreciate the gravity of your situation because we understand what’s at stake. Our litigation counsel has 15 years of experience in the field and has helped other lawyers like you argue their strongest possible cases before a judge or jury.
Reasons you should trust another attorney with your defense include:
Having an outside perspective on your legal situation.
The attorney has handled malpractice claims like yours before.
Your practice areas don’t involve much or any litigation.
You are emotionally invested in the outcome of your case.
You can leave the performative work of litigation at a trial to your attorney.
Place your trust in the capable hands of Vilella Law, and we can mount an aggressive defense against the plaintiff’s accusations in your trial. Get in touch with our legal malpractice attorney in New York City today to learn more about how our services can meet your needs.
Should You Ever Self-Report Mistakes?
If you’ve just become aware of an error you made that could have significantly impacted a client’s case, you’re probably feeling like you’re at a crossroads and both paths lead to somewhere unpleasant. Attorneys can’t be blamed for feeling like self-reporting mistakes to clients is a Catch-22 – that’s because reporting could result in a legal malpractice lawsuit, and not reporting could end up just the same.
An important consideration, however, is that failing to report mistakes – or worse, attempting to hide them – could worsen your situation when they are discovered. That said, not all mistakes are made the same and not all will inevitably lead to a malpractice claim.
Always consult with a legal malpractice attorney before you act – seeking the counsel of another attorney who can advise you on how to handle reporting mistakes you made with a client’s case before is a prudent course of action.
For all matters concerning counsel and litigation of your legal malpractice claim, contact Vilella Law online and ask for our attorney’s assistance.