Clients hire lawyers to represent them on all matters before the courts and legal system. The high degree of trust required by the attorney-client relationship can be damages by a claim of negligence or incompetence. When the client alleges that the attorney failed to meet this standard, a legal malpractice attorney in Oregon might bring a lawsuit or step in to negotiate a settlement. Frequent issues include spending retainers, inadequate representation, failure to file suit before the statute of limitation expires. and failing to keep the client informed. Legal malpractice attorneys in or around Oregon also defend attorneys accused of malpractice in actions brought by the state bar association or its disciplinary board.
ABPLA Certification in Legal Professional Liability - The American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys is accredited by the ABA to certify attorneys as specialists in legal professional liability law.
Lawyer Referral Service of the Oregon State Bar - In Oregon, the State Bar has established a Lawyer Referral Service from its offices in Tigard, OR. The service helps individuals and businesses find a qualified attorney experienced in a variety of different practice areas. The service charges $35 for a 30 minute consultation with the local attorney. More than 1,600 attorneys across the state participate in the service.