Experienced Mississippi Legal Malpractice Attorneys Defending Your Rights
Fighting for clients harmed by other attorneys’ negligence or errors
Lawyers are trusted to handle their clients’ most confidential information and life-changing legal matters. While the overwhelming majority of attorneys provide at least competent legal assistance, there are circumstances where the provided representation falls short of legal industry standards. Just as medical professionals can commit malpractice when caring for a patient, an attorney can commit professional malpractice in the provision of legal service to a client. When this occurs, the harmed client may face financial and personal losses, and even a loss of freedom.
The law firm of Merkel & Cocke, P.A. is committed to providing quality legal representation that puts the interest of clients above all else. We understand the extensive hardships that can result from a lawyer’s professional negligence. That is why we help victims of legal malpractice obtain financial remedies. Our law firm is one of the few in Tennessee and Mississippi that represents victims of legal malpractice and their families. If you, a family member, or someone you know believes that malpractice has been committed in their legal matter, our skilled lawyers will review the case, provide a frank and honest opinion, and advise you about your available legal remedies.
Did your attorney commit legal malpractice in your case?
Legal matters involve numerous complex steps, but attorneys are expected to understand and adequately perform each of them. From filing deadlines to communicating with the client, the ethics of legal practice mandate a level of professional service in each and every case. If you are unsure whether your attorney committed malpractice in your case, consider the following questions:
- Did my lawyer miss a filing deadline?
- Did my lawyer let the statute of limitations lapse?
- Was my case dismissed due to the actions or inactions of my lawyer?
- Was there a conflict of interest that my lawyer did not disclose?
- Did my lawyer force me to settle my case for an inadequate amount of compensation?
- Did my lawyer abandon my case?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have a legal malpractice claim. Contact our knowledgeable Mississippi legal malpractice lawyers to discuss the details of your experience and any potential remedies.
Reliable guidance through the complexities of a legal malpractice case
Legal malpractice is more complex than it might appear on the surface. Just because your lawyer made an error does not necessarily mean that he or she is guilty of malpractice. That is why it is vital to contact an experienced Mississippi legal malpractice attorney to assist with your claim. At Merkel & Cocke, we have successfully litigated numerous legal malpractice cases involving professional negligence, which occurs when an attorney provides representation that is below the standard of care within the legal profession. Under this claim, our team works to demonstrate that, if the lawyer had handled the work properly, the outcome of your case would have likely been more favorable to your interests.
We also assist clients whose attorneys have committed a breach of fiduciary duty. Lawyers’ fiduciary duties to their clients is extremely serious. It creates a duty to put the client’s interests above their own. It includes appropriate fees and costs, as well as timely actions and the provision of accurate legal advice.
Learn more about your rights after an act of legal malpractice
At Merkel & Cocke, we understand that you likely feel wronged. Whether your attorney failed to file a lawsuit in a timely manner, improperly handled discovery or failed to keep you informed about your case, we are here to help you seek compensation for your harm. Working from our offices in Jackson and Clarksdale, we serve clients throughout Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas. Call us at 662-799-1633 or complete our contact form.