You Only Have One Year to File for Legal Malpractice

If you believe that your lawyer has failed to act in your best interest, you only have one year to file for Legal Malpractice.  Ohio Revised Code § 2305.11 provides that an action for professional malpractice shall be commenced within one year after the cause of action accrued.  In the seminal decision of Zimmie v. Calfee Halter & Griswold, et al., 43 Ohio St.3d 54 (1989), the Ohio Supreme Court held that the statute of limitations to bring a legal malpractice claim expires one year from the date that the client knew or should have known of the malpractice, or the date that the attorney/client relationship was terminated, whichever comes later.  A failure to bring a legal malpractice case against an attorney within that year will be fatal to the claim.  Acting expeditiously is key.

What is 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.

If you think you have been the victim of legal malpractice, it is important that you speak with counsel without delay.  Wuliger & Wuliger has a long history of success in representing clients who have been harmed by attorney malpractice.  Please call our office at (216) 781-7777.


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