September 11, 2012
Legal Malpractice Times Two
The Indiana Supreme Court has suspended an attorney for not less than six months without automatic reinstatement.
The attorney was retained to pursue a legal malpractice claim against the client's former lawyer based on allegations relating to the handling of a personal injury case. The attorney filed the personal injury case rather than the malpractice case. That case was dismissed on statute of limitations grounds.
The attorney falsely told the client that the legal malpractice case was filed. The client fired the attorney and retained new counsel.
Perhaps the third lawyer is the charm. (Mike Frisch)
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