Professional Malpractice

Cleveland’s best law firm for non-medical professional malpractice representation

Not all professional malpractice is medical.  Malpractice occurs whenever you have suffered damages due to the negligence or intentional wrongdoing by a professional hired to work on your behalf – including lawyers, financial advisors, accountants and others.

All professionals owe a duty to their clients to use the skill and care that others in their profession commonly possess and exercise.  A professional malpractice claim might arise from the imposition of penalties and interest due to an accountant’s negligent preparation of tax returns or from the loss of a sale due to a real estate agent’s failure to deliver a timely acceptance of an offer.  In cases involving attorneys, a malpractice claim might be based on the attorney’s deficient investigation, improper or incorrect advice, or failure to submit a court filing before the deadline.

Malpractice sometimes rises above mere negligence, however.  Lawyers and certain other professionals have a heightened duty to put their clients’ interests first. One common way professionals breach this “fiduciary duty” is by ignoring a conflict of interest. A conflict exists when a lawyer’s ability to advise a client is influenced or compromised by the duties they owe to another client (for example, representing adverse parties in a contract negotiation) or their own personal or professional interests (for example, representing a client injured by the lawyer’s family member). Divided loyalties can lead to catastrophic results.

When you place your trust in a professional and they violate that trust to your detriment, you deserve compensation. At Wuliger & Wuliger, we feel that everyone is entitled to competent and ethical professional representation.  We fight for those wronged by the very people who promised to protect their interests. Our reputation is staked upon it.

Professional malpractice legal services

  • Legal Malpractice: Attorneys must comply with strict ethical standards. These standards extend to providing appropriate advice and legal representation for a reasonable fee. If your attorney has engaged in a conflict of interest, missed deadlines, failed to prepare for trial, or provided you with bad advice, they may have committed malpractice.
  • Accounting Malpractice: Accountants and tax preparers are expected to adhere to the established accounting standards governing their profession. If your accountant provided you with sub-standard services or gave you unqualified or improper advice, they can be held liable for the resulting damages to you or your business.
  • Other Professional Negligence: A fiduciary duty arises whenever you place special trust and confidence in another person in reliance on their particular area of expertise.  Fiduciaries include real estate agents, escrow agents, financial advisors, etc.  If you suffered damages because a professional you hired to perform services on your behalf was negligent or otherwise failed to protect your interests, you may have a claim for professional malpractice.

Our promise to our professional malpractice clients

When someone you trusted to protect your interests injures you, it can leave you feeling helpless. Wuliger & Wuliger proudly represents aggrieved individuals and have obtained multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for many of our clients.

We adhere to the highest ethical standards and believe that other professionals should, too.  We pride ourselves in obtaining justice for those whose trust was violated and making sure the perpetrators are held accountable.

Wondering if your situation rises to the level of professional malpractice? Call us or fill out the form below to schedule your consultation.