Josh J.T. Byrne
The Legal Intelligencer
With more than 1.2 million lawyers in the United States (almost 50,000 active attorneys in Pennsylvania alone), the frequency and severity of legal malpractice actions are unquestionably on the rise. Historically, legal malpractice claims are dominated by the areas of plaintiffs personal injury and real estate, which together account for about half of all legal malpractice actions.
Commercial Litigation Insider
Proskauer Rose has a vigorous commercial practice that frequently brings it into the Manhattan Commercial Division on behalf of its clients. But recently, the law firm itself has been defending its lawyering in four unrelated commercial cases. In recent motions, plaintiffs have either alleged malpractice or that the firm's attorneys had conflicts of interest and should be disqualified.
Mary Pat Gallagher
New Jersey Law Journal
It's not rare for a lawyer to face discipline for blowing a court deadline and not owning up to it. But Francis Falkenstein, who has just been reprimanded by the New Jersey Supreme Court, had the misfortune to lie to a client who was then asked about the case in a televised interview.
In the past three years, the State Bar of Texas has paid more than $40,000 in litigation costs and attorney fees for four lawsuits involving the bar, and has internally handled the defense of seven other lawsuits.