$950K Legal Malpractice Settlement Against Lawyer Who Negligently Prosecuted Client’s Wrongful Death Case And Misused Client Funds
Liability in the wrongful death case was clear from the outset, so the Defendant attorney’s primary focus should have been identifying and preserving assets for collection to satisfy the judgment Client was likely to obtain. Nevertheless, the Defense attorney failed to take the appropriate steps to secure and preserve assets for collection.
As a result, hundreds of thousands of dollars in stocks and bonds and other assets were wasted and not available to Client to satisfy its claim. Client also maintained that Defendant attorney misused the modest settlement funds he obtained on Client’s behalf. We secured a $950,000 settlement for Client, and the Defendant attorney later was disbarred for misusing client funds, including those belonging to Client.