Dedicated Professional And Legal Malpractice Attorneys

Attorney Thomas Gooch of The Gooch Firm has been holding legal professionals accountable for negligence since 1985 and has won landmark decisions in both appellate court and the Supreme Court. He has many published decisions in appellate courts and record verdicts in these cases. His experience is unparalleled, and he devotes the majority of his practice to legal malpractice.

Legal Malpractice And Civil Litigation Lawyer — Accountability For Attorney Misconduct And Other Professional Negligence

The firm handles many forms of professional malpractice, including legal, accounting and architectural malpractice. This ability to dissect original cases and show where negligence occurred equips us to handle any form of civil litigation you may face.

We will evaluate where the professional should have exercised greater care and attention, resulting in financial loss to our clients. The failure to properly advise you concerning the impact of the decisions you make to resolve a dispute may provide cause to sue your lawyer. Similarly, while the state bar generally handles ethical violations, these errors may result in harm to a case.

If you have suffered damages as a result of your attorney's negligence, we will review your unique circumstances and provide you with honest advice concerning your options. Legal negligence involves a wide range of mistakes, conduct and errors. In legal malpractice cases, this can involve:

  • Failure to properly file cases
  • Failure to recognize statute of limitation deadlines
  • Conflict of interests
  • Mishandling of cases
  • Failure to accurately value assets or property
  • Incompetence
  • Breach of fiduciary duties
  • Premature settling of cases
  • Failure to understand the nature of an injury

Legal malpractice liability is a complex area of law. To be successful, your attorney must be able to prove that the original case should have been won, had your original representation exercised care and competence. This requires a depth of experience and legal understanding of all types of civil litigation that many firms do not possess.

In all professional malpractice issues, our attorneys will identify the underlying cause of your failed case or professional matter, demonstrating in court the negligence of the professional you trusted.

Get Started On Recovering For The Harm You Have Suffered

To discuss your professional issue and the negligence that has cost you financially, please contact our law firm to arrange a consultation by calling 847-865-4915. With offices in Wauconda and Chicago, we cover all of northern Illinois, including disputes in McHenry, Lake and Cook counties.