When Lawyers Fail their Clients
Illinois Legal Malpractice Lawyers at Ripplinger & Zimmer L.L.C.
We know from experience – taking attorneys to court doesn’t always make us popular. But is does make us proud. Nothing harms the legal profession more than negligent and incompetent lawyers who cause financial loss to their clients. At the Belleville, Illinois law office of Ripplinger & Zimmer L.L.C., we are one of only a small number of firms in Illinois and Missouri that try these kinds of cases. For over 30 years, we’ve represented clients in legal malpractice cases and have established a reputation for integrity and effectiveness in this area of the law.
Depending on whether you live in Missouri or Illinois, the statute of limitations for bringing action against a negligent attorney will differ. To get the facts and learn what can be done, contact the law office of Ripplinger & Zimmer L.L.C. immediately. We represent clients throughout Illinois and Missouri, including Chicago, Springfield, Danville, Decatur, Branson, Kansas City, and St. Louis. We offer free consultations and are willing to travel to represent clients.
What Legal Malpractice Involves
In order to pursue a legal malpractice case, it must be demonstrated that a lawyer’s actions caused financial harm or loss to a client. Typically, this involves the following kinds of negligence or incompetence:
- Missing deadlines that harm your case
- failure to introduce important evidence that could have affected the outcome of a case
- Decision to undertake actions that led to the barring of important evidence in a case
- Omissions or errors in drafting legal documents such as contracts, wills, trusts, etc, that resulted in financial harm or loss to a client
Can I Afford to Sue My Lawyer?
We try legal malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis only. As a result, our fees are deducted as a percentage of any settlement, judgment, or jury verdict awarded to our clients. If we fail to win your case, you aren’t responsible for paying our fees.