In This Chapter
• What malpractice is—and isn’t
• Complaining to the attorney licensing boards
• How to sue a lawyer
• Benefits and costs of malpractice lawsuits
Even though you go into a lawsuit knowing there’s no guaranteed outcome and knowing that one side will lose, you’re probably not anticipating that you’ll be the loser. If you thought you were going to lose, you probably wouldn’t have taken your case this far! But if your case doesn’t turn out the way you hoped, you’re likely to be very unhappy. You’re also likely to take out some of that unhappiness on your lawyer and decide that the loss (or less-than-perfect outcome) is your lawyer’s fault.
It’s entirely possible—in fact, probable—that your lawyer ...