Phone: 408-289-1972

Aggressive Legal Malpractice Representation

The attorneys at the San Jose law firm of Willoughby, Stuart, Bening & Cook (WSBC) represent individual lawyers, law firms, and clients of law firms in legal malpractice matters. The goal of WSBC’s lawyers is to represent the best interests of the client, whether defendant or plaintiff, in professional liability matters.

Founded in 1991, the firm’s attorneys have significant experience providing aggressive representation to clients while developing practical and creative solutions to legal problems. This experience is only one of the reasons that WSB is able to mount an effective case on behalf of clients in legal malpractice matters.

Defending Lawyers Against Malpractice Claims

WSBC attorneys defend lawyers and law firms against legal malpractice claims in matters involving issues such as these:

  • Negligence, including the commission of factual, legal and procedural errors
  • Breach of fiduciary duty and other financial issues
  • Breach of contract

Many attorneys today carry legal malpractice insurance that allows them to choose their own defense lawyer. The attorneys at WSB are experienced in working within the constraints of legal malpractice policies to defend clients. Most importantly, they will analyze the case to determine whether the damages alleged by the plaintiff are described and calculated accurately.

Advocating for Victims of Legal Malpractice

WSBC acts on behalf of businesses and individuals who were damaged as a result of legal negligence, breach of fiduciary duty or breach of contract by a lawyer. The attorneys evaluate the damages, investigate the evidence and facts, and determine the best course of action for the client − mediation, arbitration or litigation. The goal of the firm’s lawyers is to develop the most cost-effective strategy possible that achieves the client’s goals and protects his or her best interests.

Experience That Informs Legal Malpractice Cases

The attorneys at WSBC bring solid credentials to legal malpractice matters, including these:

  • A wealth of trial experience
  • Practical, problem-solving approaches
  • Sensitivity to the issues of both lawyers and clients
  • An enduring record of accomplishment in aggressive defenses of our clients
  • More than 500 successful mediations and arbitrations of cases

Because of qualifications such as these, WSBC was selected to defend lawyers facing professional liability disputes by the State Bar of California.

Contact WSBC in San Jose at 408-289-1972 to discuss a legal malpractice issue.

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