Sam Harding Law Firm

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Sam Harding Law Firm have experience in handling Legal Malpractice cases in Las Vegas, Nevada. If you or a someone you know has suffered serious injury from an Legal Malpractice in the state of Nevada, we can help.

Malpractice is a breach by a professional in the standard of care or in the standard of conduct. Malpractice is negligence or misconduct by a professional, such as a lawyer, a doctor, a dentist, or an accountant. Malpractice is when a client or patient is injured or damaged to a failure in the standard of care or conduct.

Legal malpractice falls under a specific set of guidelines that may vary from state to state. A lawyer has a duty to act with honesty, good faith, fairness, and integrity in all dealings with a client.

There are four general areas of legal malpractice:

  • Negligent errors
  • Negligence in the professional conduct
  • Fee disputes
  • Claims made by an adversary or non-client towards a lawyer
Negligent errors are most commonly associated with legal malpractice. This is when a lawyer commits an error that would have been avoided by a competent lawyer. A lawyer is expected to have the legal skill and experience normally possessed by members of the profession. A client can charge his lawyer with malpractice if the lawyer gave improper advice, failed to file documents, does not prepare documents, or make a faulty analysis in examining the title to real estate. If an error occurs because an issue of law is debatable or unsettled then a legal malpractice suit is not likely to succeed.

Malpractice may be charged when there is negligence in the professional conduct. Lawyers who handle the attorney-client relationship unprofessionally or improperly may be charged with misconduct. This includes:
  • Failure to communicate the particulars, the realities and difficulties, of a case.
  • Using information obtained from a client as a result of attorney-client privilege.
  • Acquiring an interest that is adverse to the client even when the attorney-client relationship is terminated.
  • Undue influence was used and the client did not receive the same benefits and advantages as someone else.
  • Not providing an accurate and detailed account of all money and property handled for the client.
  • Not paying all funds owed to the client (a lawyer may have to pay interest in this case).
If any behavior by a lawyer's associates, partners, legal staff, assistants results in losses to the client.

Fee disputes are when a lawyer sues a client for recovery of fees. In this case the client may claim malpractice as a defense resulting in a reduction or elimination of the lawyer's fees. Due to this the frequency of these claims is reducing.

Claims made by a non-client against a lawyer are when a third party is injured by the lawyer's representation. This does not involve a deficiency of service provided to the client. In representing the client if any emotional distress, abuse of process, or defamation is caused to a third-party it may result in a legal malpractice suit. These suits are rarely successful except for malicious prosecution.

A licensed member of the legal profession currently practicing law must make determining legal malpractice. Many factors affect this determination such as state laws and the time from the injury to when the case is filed.
 

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Sam Harding

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Sam Harding
Caring, Dedicated and Committed to Justice

Since 1975, Mr. Harding has practiced in the area of personal injury litigation in Nevada. He has represented clients in personal injury cases including but not limited to wrongful death cases, brain injury cases, product liability cases, automobile accident cases, aircraft crash cases, dog bite cases, slip and fall cases, nursing home abuse cases and defamation cases.

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About Sam Harding

Mr. Harding is a member of the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association. He has been lead trial counsel in over one hundred jury trials. Mr. Harding is a member of ABOTA (American Board of Trial Advocacy). Mr. Harding is an AV rated attorney in Martindale-Hubble.

Nevada Auto Accidents

The Sam Harding Law Firm knows Nevada motor vehicle law. Our proven track record of court settlements is one of the best of any firm representing the injured from car crashes, motorcycle accidents, trucking and big-rig accidents and other motor vehicle related accident related injuries.

Catastrophic Injury Cases

For over three decades The Sam Harding Law Firm has been helping victims of serious injury in Nevada. From nursing home abuse and neglect to serious injuries such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injuries and more. Let Sam Harding go to work for you. We handle all cases on a personal level. We are caring, dedicated and committed to justice.

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Sam Harding Law Firm

500 South 8th Street

Las Vegas, Nevada 89101

tel 702.333.7777 fax 702.384.5731