When someone seeks legal counsel in Tennessee, they understandably expect the attorney to follow standard practices and to provide the best possible legal guidance based on the case. When this doesn’t happen, legal malpractice may occur. Legal malpractice can greatly impact one’s case, and many people aren’t aware of what to do when they are victimized by legal malpractice. In a recent class action lawsuit against a law firm in another state, some victims are fighting back after alleged legal malpractice and possibly providing a pathway for other victims to do the same.
Those filing the class action lawsuit claim that they were represented by a law firm that was not licensed in their state. They also allege that the attorneys were not following ethical standards when representing their clients. Based on this, the victims claim that they were charged unlawful and non-returnable fees.
The plaintiffs in the case may represent more people who were victimized by the same law firm. Others who suffered similar circumstances may wish to join the class action lawsuit to pursue recovery of their financial losses. A successful class action lawsuit may provide the victims with monetary compensation and may also lead to serious repercussions for the attorneys accused of legal malpractice.
Where to turn for help
Proving legal malpractice can be very challenging. The laws regarding legal malpractice in Tennessee are there to protect people who are seeking legal guidance, but these laws contain much jargon and technical terms that the average person may struggle to understand. When one believes they are a victim of legal malpractice, it’s best to seek advice from an attorney who understands those laws.