Sounds almost oxymoronic - needing a malpractice attorney for attorney malpractice. But it happens. Just like all jobs or professions, people screw up. Attorneys typically are required by their state or local bar association to have malpractice insurance coverage. And because of that their exists a pecuilar legal specialty, the malpractice attorney. As our article so pithily states: When you hire an attorney to represent you, that attorney is obligated to render competent professional service. If your attorney is incompetent, and you suffer damages as a result, then your attorney may be liable for your damages.
Other specialized legal areas that encompass malpractice that the LegalMatch.com Law Library has articles on include:
- Professional Malpractice - a catch-all overview of various malpractices
- Mental Health Malpractice Lawyers - as described, when your therapist steps out of bounds
- Veterinary Malpractice Lawyers - I guess it happens a lot - a very popular law Library page
- Clergy Malpractice Lawyers - as you can't sue God, direct your ire at a subordinate
More comprehensive post on medical malpractice to follow at a later date.