Restoring Your Trust In The Legal Profession

Why Is Legal Malpractice Considered A “Case Within A Case”?

When you have suffered loss because of the negligence or carelessness of your lawyer, you have a new case — a case within your case. You hired legal counsel to represent you on another matter, perhaps a personal injury claim or a real estate deal. Because of the wrongful acts of your lawyer, you failed to recover the compensation you needed and deserved, or the real estate deal did not work out. You need an experienced legal malpractice attorney to help you build and present your “case within your case.”

The attorneys at the Catafago Law Firm, P.C., have represented individuals and businesses in New York City legal malpractice lawsuits for 20 years. The firm understands the breach of trust that comes with lawyer wrongdoing. We are dedicated to representing you with honesty and integrity, helping restore your trust and faith in the legal profession.

To set up a free initial consultation, contact the firm for an appointment.

Establishing Your Right To Recover For Legal Malpractice

In the same manner that you expected your prior counsel should have built a case for you, the attorneys at the Catafago Law Firm, P.C., will develop your “case within a case.” They will carefully investigate the facts, evidence and circumstances surrounding the representation provided in your earlier legal matter, measuring your lawyer’s conduct according to commonly accepted standards of practice. They will then meticulously build a case to demonstrate that your attorney lost because of malfeasance, negligence or carelessness. They will gather and prepare evidence, including eyewitness or expert testimony if necessary, to support your claims.

Even if you can demonstrate that your lawyer was negligent, you must still prove that you suffered a financial loss before you have recoverable damages. The attorneys at the Catafago Law Firm, P.C., will also work to build the best case to support your right to compensation for financial losses because of the improper acts of your attorney.

Contact Us For Immediate Help

The Catafago Law Firm, P.C., provides a free initial consultation to all clients. For an appointment, use our online contact form or call us at 212-239-9669. Our attorneys are available to meet on weekdays and evenings and weekends upon request. The firm is conveniently located in the Empire State Building.