Legal Malpractice Issues – Plaintiff & Defendant Perspectives
Legal malpractice claims typically occurs when attorneys fail to perform according to prescribed standards and codes of ethical and professional conduct. Due to the challenges it brings, it remains to be a topic of perennial interest. High incidence of malpractice can give rise to common pitfalls that may lead to serious problems in an attorney's practice area. Furthermore, understanding the source of legal malpractice claims can limit risks and other issues.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as important issues surrounding legal malpractice claims. They will present recent trends and developments on the legal malpractice landscape. Speakers will also provide practical tips and strategies to avoid prevalent risks and common pitfalls.
Key issues that will be covered in this course are:
- An Overview of Legal Malpractice Claims
- Scope of Representation Issues
- Statutes of Limitations Considerations
- Standard of Care – Best Practices – Ethical Rules
- Theories of Claims – Negligence, Contract & Breach of Fiduciary Duty
Steven G. Storch, Executive Officer, Co-Founding Principal
Storch Amini PC
- Investigate the Case from the Plaintiff’s Perspective
- Choosing the Correct Statute of Limitations in Legal Malpractice Claims: Beware the Borrowing Statute
- The Scope of Representation and its Implications
- Some New Potential Areas of Exposure to Malpractice Claims
- Drafting ADR Provisions to Protect Your Rights in Subsequent Litigation and Preserve the Right of Appeal
- Litigation Funding
Barry O'Neil , Attorney / Shareholder
Lommen Abdo, P.A.
- Common Elements of Legal Malpractice Claims with a Discussion of Perspectives from Plaintiff & Defendant standpoints
- Concepts of lawyer conduct get conflated/confused in bringing and defending malpractice claims. How they are handled can impact how cases are ultimately be submitted to a jury.
- Malpractice Complaints against lawyers often include these claims in addition to a claim of negligence. Are there substantive distinctions for the determination of liability and/or damages
Who Should Attend:
- Legal Counsel
- Litigation Officers
- Litigation Support Specialists
- Other Interested Individuals
Barry O’Neil is a Lommen Abdo trial attorney, who is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association. He represents professionals in malpractice claims with an emphasis in legal malpractice. Mr. O’Neil’s practice also involves the resolution of complex commercial disputes, employment-related issues and insurance claims. His commercial litigation experience includes contract, shareholder, partnership and business competition disputes in both trial and arbitration settings. Mr. O’Neil leads the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. He has repeatedly been selected for inclusion in Minnesota Super Lawyers, is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell and is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in the practice area of Litigation – Real Estate. He is admitted to practice in Minnesota state and federal courts, Illinois and Wisconsin federal courts and the U.S. Tax Court.
Barry O’Neil is a Lommen Abdo trial attorney, who is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State …
Steven G. Storch is an executive officer and co-founding principal of Storch Amini PC. A true trial lawyer, Steve has represented a wide range of clients in federal and state jurisdictions nationwide. As lead trial counsel, he has obtained significant jury verdicts and arbitration awards on both sides of the caption.
Steve’s complex commercial litigation practice is national in scope, and he represents clients, both as plaintiffs and defendants, in intellectual property, bankruptcy, and commercial real estate litigation. He also represents clients in business disputes involving allegations of professional malpractice against lawyers and accountants, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and tortious interference with business relations.
Steve has been named a top rated business litigation attorney in New York by Super Lawyers from 2007-2016. He has also received Martindale-Hubble’s highest AV rating from his peers. Steve received his J.D. from the University of Chicago, and is licensed to practice law in New York and Illinois.
Steven G. Storch is an executive officer and co-founding principal of Storch Amini PC. A true trial lawyer, Steve has …
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Method of Presentation:
General Knowledge in Legal Malpractice
NY Category of CLE Credit:
Law Practice Management
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About Lommen Abdo, P.A.
Lommen Abdo, P.A. is a multi-faceted midwest-based law firm offering litigation and appellate services, corporate services to businesses and entrepreneurs, and counsel to individuals. The firm has offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Hudson, Wisconsin. Many of its attorneys have been selected as the Best Lawyers in America and listed in Super Lawyers. In addition to the areas listed above, its litigation practice includes complex cases involving wrongful death, products liability, commercial litigation, professional liability, insurance coverage, transportation, antitrust, construction and bankruptcy. The firm associates with trial counsel or works directly with clients. The firm’s corporate practice provides services such as mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities regulation, business formations and reorganizations, public and private offerings, commercial transactions, tax and intellectual property. Firm services include residential and commercial real estate, condemnation, succession planning, estate planning, probate and trust matters.
About Storch Amini PC
Storch Amini PC earned a reputation based on obtaining successful results in federal and state courts nationwide. Every lawyer on the team is dedicated to fully understanding each of its clients’ business needs, their objectives, and all aspects of the case. Then they design a strategy to achieve their clients' goals. They are proactive, not reactive, and pride themselves on thinking outside the box to solve their clients' problems. The firm’s areas of expertise include complex commercial litigation, bankruptcy litigation, intellectual property disputes, professional liability, and appellate practice. It also offers family law and criminal defense counsel. The firm works with a diverse set of clients, both large and small, in a myriad of industries including financial services, technology, health care, insurance, electronic trading, retail, manufacturing, telecommunications, real estate, and biopharmaceutical.