Legal malpractice traditionally has been characterized as an action for professional negligence against an attorney by a former client claiming that the attorney has failed to use such skill, prudence, and diligence as lawyers of ordinary skill and capacity commonly possess and exercise in the performance of the task or task which they undertake. This does not mean that an attorney is liable if the result is against their client.
In addition to the above, the Plaintiff’s must also prove some actual loss or damage resulting from the attorney’s negligence. These losses and/or damages may not be based upon sheer speculation and the mere possibility or even probability that damage will result from wrongful conduct does not render it actionable.
Attorneys may be liable for emotional distress damages and punitive damages if it is proven that the attorney is guilty of oppression, fraud, or malice by clear and convincing evidence.
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