Legal malpractice happens when a lawyer fails to do what a reasonably prudent lawyer would do under like or similar circumstances. Lawyers can be negligent and if their negligence causes damages, the client might be able to recover compensation from the lawyer or from the lawyer’s malpractice insurance carrier.
At The Robenalt Law Firm, Inc., we have handled legal malpractice claims under the following circumstances:
- When a lawyer fails to file a complaint within the time required and the client's claim is barred by the statute of limitations;
- When a lawyer represents a client even though a conflict of interest exists;
- When a lawyer neglects the client or case such that the client cannot recover damages that he or she might be entitled to.
When you're hiring a lawyer to pursue a legal malpractice claim, hire a lawyer with experience. Tom Robenalt worked for an insurance defense law firm that handled legal malpractice claims and has represented lawyers and law firms in these disputes. He knows how the insurance companies evaluate the cases, and he knows what experts need to be hired to support the claim.
Ohio’s One Year Statute of Limitations for Legal Malpractice Claims
The statute of limitations for a legal malpractice claim in Ohio expires within one year from the date the client knew or should've known of the malpractice or the date that the attorney/client relationship was terminated, whichever comes later. So, acting quickly is necessary.
Tom Robenalt received a significant court opinion on this very matter. While representing a client who invented a patent and was cheated out of royalties, he was able to show that his client’s complaint was timely filed and that the defendant’s motion for summary judgment should be denied. Within months of the court’s ruling, the parties agreed to mediate the dispute and Tom assisted the client in obtaining a high dollar confidential settlement.
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If you or your business has suffered damages because a lawyer has committed malpractice or because your lawyer was negligent, call (216) 223-7535, email email@example.com, or use our online form.
We represent clients in Cleveland, throughout Ohio, and elsewhere. In many cases, there is no fee unless we win.