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Legal Malpractice in Florida

Experienced Legal Malpractice Lawyers In Florida!

Attorneys should be trusted individuals who have a good sense of morality and a commanding presence inside and outside the courtroom. Sadly, this is not always the case, as too many clients suffer from an attorney’s negligence in the courtroom and practice of law. The client is not at fault, as he or she reasonably placed trust in the attorney. Instead, the attorney may have cared more about racking up lots of clients than in giving the necessary attention to each individual client in need.

If you have been treated wrongfully and are suffering financially due to your attorney’s actions, our detail-oriented Florida legal malpractice attorneys would be honored to assist you – and would do so vigorously and with intense dedication. Though we do not relish suing other attorneys, we believe all attorneys must live up to their obligations, and we do not shy away from suing attorneys when they have wronged their clients.

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Practice Areas

With combined expertise and team approach, we are able to handle a broad range of claims involving legal malpractice in Florida

Accounting Malpractice

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Errors During Trial

Real Estate Transaction Issues

Failure to Properly Investigate

Negligent Failure to Appeal

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Are you a victim of legal malpractice?

Malpractice is defined as negligence or carelessness on the part of a professional person, for example, a doctor or lawyer. Malpractice is the failure to provide the quality and kind of service that another legal professional would provide under the same circumstances and consistent with generally accepted standards of care. If you believe that your lawyer has committed malpractice, it is likely that you lack the training and background to evaluate the legal services that you have received-and equally likely that you could benefit from the experience of Florda Legal Malpractice in this area of the law. Experience of Florida Legal Malpractice attorneys in this area.

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Our Attorneys

We'd like for you to meet our team of legal professionals. Please click on the photos below to read a fuller resume of each attorney.

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John McLaughlin

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Alan Wagner

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Kevin McLaughlin

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Michael C. McLaughlin

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Jason Whittemore

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Bill Wagner

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Jim Guarnieri

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Testimonials

"From the moment I first spoke with Alan Wagner I felt like someone had my back. That alone made me feel so much better immediately. From there he stuck by me, answered my questions, gave me excellent advice and got my case resolved. He is amazing!!! He is the first one I will turn to if I have any legal issues and the first one I will recommend. I can't thank you enough."
- Dave
Posted on August 11, 2017
"After receiving some horrific dental work, I turned to Jason Whittemore for assistance. He listened to my case, made suggestions and then took action! He was professional, attentive and knowledgeable. In addition, because he was able to settle the case without going to court, he didn’t charge me a penny! You can’t ask for better representation. Thank you Jason and team for all you have done for me."
- Lucie
Posted on Avvo on March 15, 2017
"Michael McLaughlin's name was provided to me from a close friend, so I realized immediately that this will be a great choice for my case. Everyone knows word of mouth from a close friend or family member for any type of service is solid. This was evident when I first met Michael 4 days after my accident when he arrived at my private residence. I reached out to him via phone call when I got home from the hospital and he wanted to come to my house the next day to get started - no time was wasted. He was very empathetic, down to earth, and honest with me and my wife concerning what to expect in the next 6 months with my case. He was spot on relating to expectations and what he could make possible in my favor to ease my stress as the months passed. He was devoted and hardworking along with his legal assistant Sharon keeping me aware of the progress of my case and relentless in reducing my medical bills and battling with the insurance companies. Michael also unexpectedly and drastically reduce his fees in order to provide us with additional funds we honestly never expected to obtain. He received an Excellent Rating because he earned it - Thanks Michael for what you accomplished for me and my family. High Recommended! Devoted - Hardworking - Relentless!"
- John
Posted on Avvo on February 23, 2017
"I hired Michael McLaughlin after being involved in a vehicle accident with injury. Michael was very easy to talk with and did not use legal verbiage but explained it very clearly and supported his concerns with clear documentation for my review. The entire time Michael kept me informed of the process and procedures and how each step was important my input and understanding would instrumental to the outcome of my case. His professionalism did not intimate but actually made me comfortable and confident i had hired the right person to protect my interest in this case were not minimized."
- Douglas
Posted on January 27, 2017
"They Fought the Big Guys and Won. After years of litigation against one of the largest corporations in the world, Alan Wagner and his team will be delivering a huge check from the defendants. Thank You. It pays to have a Board Certified Trial Lawyer."
- W.F. Casey
Posted on November 22, 2016
"Mr. Kevin McLaughlin took the time to reply to my questions and concerns relating to a recent incident. I also like that he and the other attorneys in his firm have much experience in specific areas of the law."
- Rick
Posted on October 17, 2016
"Alan Wagner took our case when numerous other lawyers would not. Though he knew that his return on investment would be low, he was willing to accept the case on principle. My wife and I didn't even have time to stop celebrating the fact that someone was willing to take the case before he actually had it settled. All along we were concerned about how much of our money we would ever be able to get back and he got every dime returned to us, with the payment plan in place in a matter of days from accepting the case. I can't say enough about his professionalism, demeanor, and knowledge."
- Chris
Posted on Avvo, July 23, 2015
"I could go on and on about Mr. Alan Wagner. I contacted him via his website and 30 minutes later I was on the phone with him himself. I explained my situation and while we were still on the phone he had sent a runner to the courthouse to get information that I would not have known how to get. He walked me through the entire process and, what had taken years with another attorney, took care of everything in about 90 days."
- Chris
Posted on Avvo, January 3, 2012
"Michael McLaughlin came highly recommended to me by another member of the legal profession. I was told that he and his firm were professional, highly esteemed and ethical as well which was very important to me. Michael was always available to me whether by phone or email. If I had to leave a message, I always heard back from him very quickly. When I thanked him for his time, he always reminded me that he was working for me. Michael kept me fully informed throughout the entire process and was thoughtful and kind. He was always honest and gave me realistic expectations."
- Tami
Posted on Avvo, November 17, 2015
"Mr. Jason Whittemore is a sharp, very responsive, attentive, professional. He always politely spoke the facts. He kept me informed at all times. The end result was that we won. He is the sole reason for winning this unusual case. I highly recommend Mr. Whittemore and if I need an attorney in the future he is first on my list."
- Aimee
Posted on Avvo, March 1, 2016
"Kevin McLaughlin is one of the most honest and hard working people that my husband and I have had the pleasure to deal with. We would both highly recommend him and his whole firm to anyone seeking legal assistance."
- Laura
Posted on Avvo, September 22, 2015
"Alan Wagner provided my sisters and I excellent advice that included a referral to an excellent Tampa estate attorney who was able to clean up a mess created by a Sarasota estate attorney we had hired and another our mother had hired thinking she was preparing her estate carefully. He was always very generous of his time as a sage advisor even though he had no financial gain from our case."
- Karen Giroux
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Florida Legal Malpractice Blogs

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What to do if your Attorney Didn’t Show up to Court

When you hire an attorney, you expect the best representation possible. Your lawyer should know the law, should understand your case, and should be prepared to advocate for your interests in court or in a settlement negotiation. There are many things a lawyer must do to meet this standard. One of the most basic of […]

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What is Commingling?

Commingling is the act of attorneys mixing their own funds with clients’ funds. In the legal realm, this is a major ethical violation. The American Bar Association and all the states, including Florida, mandate that attorneys adhere to specific Rules of Professional Conduct. Florida Clients If a Florida attorney has commingled his or her funds […]

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Lose Your Case Because Your Lawyer Didn’t Properly Investigate? How to Begin Another Case

Lose Your Case Because Your Lawyer Didn’t Properly Investigate? When you hire a lawyer, you expect him or her to do a thorough job on your case. However, some lawyers fail not only to meet their clients’ expectations but to invest the time and skill required by the ethics rules binding lawyers. This failure to […]

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How a Lawyer Can Help in a Deed Preparation & What Happens If Something Goes Wrong

The decision to sell your house or land is a big one; therefore, you need to ensure all the necessary documents to facilitate the sale are ready. Among the documents you require is a deed that proves ownership. As the seller of the property, you have a responsibility to provide the deed. It takes the […]

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Case Wasn’t Filed in Time? Why You Might Have a Legal Malpractice Case

Failure to File Your Case on Time Could Gain You a Legal Malpractice Case You put your trust in your attorney to handle your legal troubles. You don’t understand all of the intricacies of the law, what documentation is required, and when deadlines must be met. That is why you have paid good money to […]

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Lawyer Jurisdictions: Did Your Lawyer Practice in a State They Are Not Licensed In?

Malpractice in the legal industry occurs more often than people realize, and one of the regular problems with malpractice occurs when people hire attorneys who are not licensed in the particular state where the legal issue exists. These types of cases can range from criminal matters to personal injury situations to immigration status hearings. While […]

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Attorney Failed to Appeal My Case in Time: Do I Have a Case?

When you’re involved in the legal system, time is always important. Deadlines come and go with no exceptions. If you need to appeal your case, you have only a limited amount of time to file the paperwork. If your attorney fails to appeal your case, they may be liable for Florida legal malpractice. Here’s how […]

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Legal Malpractice: Financial Misconduct and Misappropriated Funds

The social contract dictates everyone should be able to trust their lawyers with their lives. Lawyers’ roles are to insure justice and fairness for all, even defendants. When your lawyer becomes someone you should have been protected from, honest counselors with proven public trust can solve your financial misconduct and misappropriated funds dilemma. When You […]

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Legal Malpractice: Inadequate Knowledge of Applicable Law

You trust your lawyer to protect your rights and defend your interests. Whatever problem you are trying to resolve or compensation you are trying to recover, your lawyer should possess the knowledge, insight, and skill to give you adequate, effective, and ethical representation. To provide this kind of service, they must be a specialist in […]

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Four Common Filing Errors That Can Ruin Your Legal Case

Losing a case or having it rejected by the court because of an attorney’s legal filing error leaves you cheated and angry. While you would expect an attorney to make sure his or her work is error-free, filing errors are more common than they should be and not limited to the least experienced attorneys. Here […]

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