Economic downturns often increase the risk that lawyers will face unhappy clients complaining of legal malpractice. While some lawyers may think they have nothing to fear, since their practices do not involve areas of law many blame for the economic collapse, such a belief is unfounded, notes Jett Hanna, senior vice president at Texas Lawyers' Insurance Exchange. Some legal malpractice risks are not tied to any one specialized practice area but simply become more common when the economy goes bad.
In Tough Times, Look Out for Legal Malpractice Claims
March 13, 2009