Suppose a lawyer negligently handled a legal matter for you in New Jersey, but now you have retired and you live in Miami Beach. If you sue the lawyer, you will probably have to sue him in the state where the negligence occurred, i.e., New Jersey.
In other words, malpractice cases are normally filed where the malpractice occurred or the legal services were to be performed, or sometimes where the defendant resides, and not where the client lived, did business, or moved afterward.
For malpractice cases occurring in Florida, the plaintiff has the option of suing either in the county where the malpractice occurred, or where one or more of the defendants reside.
Where Will My Malpractice Case Be Filed?
Legal malpractice happens frequently, and most clients don’t even realize it. We handle legal malpractice cases throughout Florida. We would like to hear about your case and see if we may be able to assist you in making a recovery.
Examples of Legal Malpractice
If you think you may be the victim of legal malpractice after working with an attorney in Florida, then please contact us today. We would be happy to review your case and see if we can help.
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