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$1,000,000 settlement for legal malpractice

Leighton Law’s John Leighton  recently obtained a $1 million policy limit recovery in a legal malpractice case.  In the underlying case, the client had been the victim of a car accident resulting in back injuries.  She was referred to an attorney who allowed the statute of limitations to expire, thereby extinguishing the client’s  right of recovery against the responsible party.  The attorney claimed that he never agreed to represent the client until after the statute of limitations had already run, therefore there was no actual damage to the client.  The firm aggressively pursued the litigation and proved that the lawyer did in fact represent the client, who had relied to her detriment on the advice and representation of the attorney.  A confidential settlement for the attorney’s policy limits was obtained through litigation and prior to trial.

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