Ohio Legal Malpractice Lawyers
awyers are held to strict ethical standards — and rightly so. When they fail to live up to these standards and cause financial losses through their negligent failure to act in their client’s best interests, the client can seek compensation.
At Stewart & DeChant, we are highly experienced in legal malpractice matters. We understand the complex laws regarding malpractice and frequently represent clients in these cases.
We handle all types of legal malpractice cases, such as:
- Missing a statute of limitations deadline
- Failure to timely respond to an opponent’s motion
- Case settlement without permission
- Clearly inadequate settlement
- Failure to advise of a settlement offer
- Missing court dates or deadlines
- Improper sexual relations with client
- Failure to file the correct claims
- Criminal conduct such as fraud or perjury
- Conflict of interest
- Failure to develop the case adequately
- And other ethical violations
Stewart & DeChant has experience in legal malpractice cases involving malpractice in investor fraud cases, malpractice in personal injury cases, malpractice in business dispute cases and other types of attorney negligence.
Do not delay — contact us for a free consultation with an attorney.
Why Do You Need to Move Quickly?
ou have only one year to file suit from the latest of the following:
- The date of negligence
- The date you were last represented
- The date a reasonable person should have investigated whether malpractice occurred
Generally speaking, our firm does not handle legal malpractice cases where the value of the loss is less than $100,000. The reason is that the cost alone to pursue these cases generally prohibits them from being pursued for less.
Building the Case for Compensation
lthough the law is very specific as to what constitute legal malpractice, demonstrating the fact that malpractice occurred in a particular instance is not always easy. At Stewart & DeChant, we have handled numerous legal malpractice case and understand the complexities they present. When it helps our client’s case, we can draw upon the expertise of one or more consultants to provide guidance and testimony.
Stewart & DeChant will work diligently to succeed for you.
Experienced Advocates Who Will Stand Up for You
cott Stewart heads up our legal malpractice section. He has practiced in this area for a number of years, as well as lectured and written articles on the subject, including Scott’s thoughts on legal malpractice found on this website. Mr. Stewart is a Diplomat in the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys and has received numerous honors, including the AV® Preeminent™ rating* from Martindale-Hubbell; Scott is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate, one of less than 250 in Ohio; he is rated 10 out of 10 in AVVO, he is an Ohio Super Lawyer and is listed as a Best Lawyer in America.**
Judge Us By Our Referrals
uch of our work comes from referrals made by previous clients and other attorneys. This is no surprise to those who know our firm. We value our reputation and work diligently to maintain it — through hard work, determination and thorough attention to every detail in every case.
You can depend on Stewart & DeChant to do everything we can to achieve your goals.
There is no charge for the initial consultation, whether by e-mail, telephone or by office visit. So, please do not hesitate to set up an appointment today for cases involving legal malpractice, Social Security Disability, personal injury or insurance bad faith claims. Call us at (216) 781-2258 to speak with attorney Scott E. Stewart about your legal issue. Alternatively, you can fill out our contact form to let Stewart & DeChant know how we may assist you with your legal matter.
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Choose Stewart & DeChant and let our experience go to work for you.
*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies.Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
** An Ohio Super Lawyer and a Best Lawyer in America are rated by other lawyers.