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West Virginia (WV) Legal Malpractice Information Center

Do I Have a Valid WV Legal Malpractice Claim?

By Jeffery L. Robinette, PLLC posted in Legal Malpractice, WV Legal Malpractice Claims on Friday, November 4, 2016

There is a distinction between ethical standards and legal standards of the practice of law.      Violation of an ethical standard (like failing to communicate or misrepresenting matters to a client) is not in and of itself a basis for a legal malpractice claim -- there must be a breach of the standard of practice as well.    

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Payment Options for Legal Malpractice Claims

By Jeffery L. Robinette, PLLC posted in Legal Malpractice, WV Legal Malpractice Claims on Friday, November 4, 2016

In many cases, a qualified legal malpractice attorney will offer to take your case on a contingency basis, meaning that at the outset of the case, you will sign a contingency fee contract which means that you will not have to pay any money up front.  You will only pay when the professional negligence attorney obtains a recovery for you.  At that time, you will reimburse your lawyer for costs and pay legal fees for representation.

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Legal Malpractice | What is the Time Limit for Filing a Claim for Attorney Negligence?

By Jeffery L. Robinette, PLLC posted in Legal Malpractice, WV Legal Malpractice Claims on Friday, November 4, 2016
Statute of limitations for Legal Malpractice Claims in West Virginia

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Are WV Attorneys Required to Have Malpractice Insurance?

By Jeffery L. Robinette, PLLC posted in Legal Malpractice, Choosing an Attorney, WV Legal Malpractice Claims, Legal Malpractice Insurance on Friday, November 4, 2016

The short answer is no, not all attorneys in West Virginia are required to carry liability insurance.  Even well-qualified, experienced attorneys can make an error or one of their staff members can forget a deadline or make a mistake.

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