Legal Malpractice Practice Group
Members of the law firm of Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe, PLLC, PLLC regularly defend attorneys in West Virginia and Kentucky from allegations and claims of legal malpractice. Legal malpractice occurs when an attorney is negligent in their representation of his or her client and causes harm as a result of the negligent conduct. In defending legal malpractice actions, the attorneys in our office most often differentiate between errors that no reasonable attorney would make and those injuries that occur merely as a result of an ineffective strategy. Furthermore, our attorneys have expertise in handling the so called “case within a case” aspect of legal malpractice claims. Specifically, a plaintiff in a legal malpractice action must demonstrate that their injury would not have happened were it not for the negligent conduct of their attorney. Thus, a plaintiff in a legal malpractice action must demonstrate both the negligence of their previous counsel and that they would have prevailed on their claim in the underlying action. Our experience and expertise in legal malpractice cases allows us to handle the most technical and challenging cases involving individual attorneys and entire law firms.
The professionals at Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe, PLLC, PLLC have represented attorneys accused of negligence in failing to properly and timely file documents with the court, properly handle real estate closing transactions, and even properly presenting a plaintiff’s case to a jury in an underlying proceeding. With our vast experience in this area of law, our attorneys take the time to properly evaluate the merits of a plaintiff’s claim as well as locating credible, prominent expert witnesses to testify regarding our client’s actions. Moreover, our experience in this area of the law allows us to research complex legal issues and formulate an effective legal strategy to defend our clients. Our aggressive and effective defense of legal malpractice claims at both the trial and appellate levels has been met with appreciation from our peers in the legal community.
Through the firm’s professional liability defense practices growth, Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe, PLLC, PLLC has become known throughout the state for having experienced and effective counsel to handle any professional liability defense needs.
For more information, contact a Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe, PLLC legal malpractice defense attorney.