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Legal Malpractice Actions: Elements, Claims, and Defenses

04.18.18  |  By William T. McCaffery

On April 16, 2018, William T. McCaffery presented a CLE program for Esquire CLE entitled “Legal Malpractice Actions: Elements, Claims, and Defenses.”  The program presents an overview of legal malpractice actions and discusses: common causes of legal malpractice claims; an attorney’s liability to clients and third-parties; the necessary elements of a legal malpractice action (negligence, proximate cause, damages); common defenses to legal malpractice claims (including statute of limitations, standing, professional judgment rule, claim/issue preclusion); additional causes of action asserted against attorneys; and other matters pertinent to legal malpractice actions.  The course can be viewed at Esquire CLE’s website.

Mr. McCaffery is a member of L’Abbate Balkan’s Attorney Liability Practice Group, which focuses on the representation of attorneys in diverse matters such as malpractice, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, intentional torts, fraud, libel and slander, violations of state and federal statutes and civil RICO.  L’Abbate Balkan has a well-documented track record of excellence in representing attorneys since the time of the Firm’s founding more than 35 years ago.

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