Is There A Conflict Of Interest?

If your attorney fails to disclose a prior relationship with a party related to your case, that is a conflict of interest. If that conflict of interest results in damages to you, the client, you may have a case for legal malpractice. You can find out more by consulting an experienced Alpharetta legal malpractice lawyer.

Michael M. Calabro, Esq., is an Atlanta area attorney dedicated to recovering compensation for his clients in legal malpractice cases. Mr. Calabro has experience not only in cases where a conflict of interest exists, but also in cases where a lawyer fails to file a claim or the attorney makes a negligent mistake with regard to statutes of limitations.

Attorney Michael M. Calabro, Esq., delivers for his clients when it matters. If you need representation in attorney malpractice matters, you need his experience and skill. For a free consultation, call 678-987-8425.

Protection Against Legal Malpractice

Loyalty to a client and use of independent judgment on behalf of that client are at the heart of the lawyer's code of ethics. Undisclosed conflicts of interest undermine the duty of loyalty and the exercise of good legal judgment and are therefore considered legal malpractice.

Conflicts of interest rise to the level of malpractice only under certain conditions. First, the conflict or conflicts must be undisclosed to the client. If the attorney has told the client about the conflicts and the client has continued to retain the lawyer in his or her case, this may be construed as giving "informed consent."

Proving Legal Malpractice

To prove your legal malpractice claim, you must prove:

  • Duty: As the client, your lawyer owes you a duty of loyalty. This includes the duty to disclose conflicts of interest.
  • Breach: If your lawyer has a personal, professional or financial conflict of interest in your case and fails to disclose it, it is a breach of the duty of loyalty.
  • Causation: The conflict of interest and subsequent failure to disclose it must cause you to lose money or suffer other damages.
  • Damages: You must show that you suffered an actual loss, financial or otherwise.

Attorney Michael M. Calabro has more than 30 years of legal experience. He knows how to investigate and effectively litigate legal malpractice cases. With broad practice experience and a commitment to results, Mr. Calabro is an attorney you can trust.

Contact Our Georgia Attorney For Dedicated Assistance

Michael M. Calabro, Esq., is an Atlanta area attorney dedicated to providing accessible services to his clients. He has remote office access throughout the area and can meet clients in convenient locations outside of Alpharetta. Please call 678-987-8425 or contact Mr. Calabro by email to arrange a free consultation.