An Indiana lawyer was found guilty of neglecting to provide competent and timely representation and lying to cover it up. In 2008, Janice Gambill was engaged to file a legal malpractice case in Illinois. Instead, she filed a personal injury case in Indiana. Only after being pressed on the matter did the attorney finally file a legal malpractice case – but this was also in Indiana and it was a year and a half after the initial request.
ProtectLawyers.com urges clients to maintain systems and diaries that prevent cases from being overlooked or going unattended. It is also important for cases to have periodic peer review to prevent deadlines and errors from arising. Contact us today to discuss how to better protect your firm.