No Dismissal For Legal Malpractice Claim


We are pleased to announce that we obtained a very good decision from an Ohio Court of Appeals which reversed a trial court’s dismissal of a legal malpractice claim against a local divorce attorney.  

Our client had been represented by a low cost divorce attorney who believed (because of the low cost) that she (the attorney) had no obligation to (A) investigate any of the assets of the parties and (B) analyze the tentative agreement the client had made with her soon-to-be-X.   

Our expert severely frowned on this, but the trial court still dismissed the case on a technical argument that alleged that our client just made a bad deal. 

The Court of Appeals (ruling 3-0 in our favor) said absolutely not.