Archive for November 2008

8 Tips To Avoid Legal Malpractice Claims

On November 19, I gave a speech to a joint meeting of the Austin Bar Association’s Solo and Small Firm and Women’s Lawyer Sections. Part of that speech was 8 ways to avoid legal malpractice claims, and I’ve been asked by one of the attorneys in attendance to post those tips here. I can’t repost…

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An Attorney Stealing From Clients

Louisville lawyer Hans Poppe reports today on a Louisville lawyer that has been accused of stealing from his clients.  Most notably, a $1 million estate seems to have disappeared.  Unfortunately, Mr. Poppe appears to think the case may be an example of what we consider the #1 rule of legal malpractice cases:  the attorney’s culpability is…

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A Law Firm Sued 22 Times?

The Poppe Law Firm (who I thought were Louisville personal injury attorneys) have another great legal malpractice post.  This time, the post describes an Augusta criminal law firm that has been sued for legal malpractice 23 times. I won’t detail the post, but it’s worth a read. On a similar topic, we have previously posted…

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New Products Liability Studies

Separate researchers are each releasing new reports today that discuss the importance of the civil justice system in the context of product liability claims. Professor Andrew Popper from American University, Washington College of Law, released Defective Foreign Products In The United States. Professor Popper looks at the disturbing number of defective products that enter the…

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