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New York Legal Malpractice

Please note that our firm only handles legal malpractice cases related to personal injury.

The NYC personal injury lawyers at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf know that legal malpractice cases related to personal injury are more complex and involved than they may initially appear. Our attorneys are widely regarded as experts by the legal community in many different areas of personal injury law— medical malpractice, product liability and automobile accident cases to name a few—and this expertise makes us particularly well suited to evaluate whether you were adequately represented by your attorney and to determine whether there is a valid legal malpractice case against an attorney or law firm. If you or a loved one suffered injuries due to the negligence of a lawyer or law firm, contact us for a free consultation.

What is Legal Malpractice?

Top-Listed in Best Lawyers Generally, legal malpractice occurs when an attorney, acting in their professional capacity as a lawyer is negligent. In this context, negligence is the failure of an attorney to exercise “reasonable care”—which means use a degree of skill that an ordinary member of the legal profession would use. In order to prevail in a suit for legal malpractice, the plaintiff must also prove that they probably would have won the underlying case but for their attorney’s negligence in handling their matter.

There are aspects of attorney malpractice claims that are distinct from other types of professional liability. Legal malpractice occurs only when an attorney makes a mistake that causes measurable damage to a person, which is usually but not always the attorney’s client. Not all mistakes by lawyers cause damage. Also, as long as the attorney’s judgment was based on an evaluation of the facts and law available to them, lawyers generally are not liable for errors in their professional judgment. For example, matters of legal strategy will not subject an attorney to legal malpractice liability as long as the lawyer's decision is a reasonable one. Otherwise, the decision could be considered legal malpractice.

Scrutinizing the underlying matter that the attorney was hired for is paramount to evaluating a legal malpractice case. This is where GGCRBHS&M’s legal malpractice attorneys’ acumen is invaluable. We immerse ourselves in the facts of the underlying matter and develop the critical understanding necessary to handle each case. Recently, the firm was able to recover a $4,500,000 settlement in a legal malpractice case involving a woman whose lawyer failed to file the proper paperwork with the court when she had a claim against her doctor for failing to properly treat her brain tumor. In addition, it successfully bought a legal malpractice case against a law firm which resulted in a $2,250,000 settlement for a man who hired a law firm to represent him in a medical malpractice lawsuit against his doctor seeking compensation for the loss of a kidney. As a result of that law firm's negligence, the medical malpractice case was dismissed.

Contact Us Today

The lawyers at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf have more than 100 years of experience representing clients who have suffered financial loss as a result of negligent legal representation. If you feel that your attorney made a mistake when representing you, please contact us to discuss your case.

Disclaimer: Please be advised that the results achieved in any given case depend upon the exact facts and circumstances of that case. Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf cannot guarantee a specific result in any legal matter. Any testimonial or case result listed on this site is based on an actual legal case and represents the results achieved in that particular case, and does not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction of the outcome of any other legal matter.

Client Reviews
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"Very compassionate, very efficient and top rate! If you want a team of good lawyers that will not only work hard to win your case but knows how to listen and feel for you as a victim of medical malpractice, this firm is your only choice. Anthony Gair, was always there for us all throughout the case albeit the distance from NY to Manila! Words cannot express how thankful we are to him and his team. Thanks a million!" D.F.
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"Everyone I communicated with at this firm made me feel like I was part of their family. My needs, feelings, and concerns were carefully considered and given the needed attention. My counselors were available whenever I needed them and became my personal friends. They came highly recommended and lived up to their reputation. I would recommend them to any of my friends without hesitation. This firm gives attorneys a "good name". Clients matter here. They made me feel like I mattered as a person, that I was valued, and not just a possible source of income for the firm. They earned their fees, and you will find that they will also earn your trust." N.W.
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I met Diana Carnemolla and Howard S. Hershenhorn during the darkest time of our lives, when my husband was in a coma with very little chances to survive, due to a car accident. The compassion and professionalism that they showed myself and my family during such a difficult time combined with an incredible willingness to get the best results for us have shown us that we had made the absolute best choice. They not only fought extremely hard for what proved to be a very difficult case, but they also emotionally helped us through this incredible ordeal and have been a caring advocate for our family and our case. They got us the best results we could have expected given the circumstances and didn't give up when things got more challenging. We would absolutely recommend their Law Firm to handle the toughest of cases while providing such a great deal of personal support. Diana proved to be personally invested in our case ultimately seeking the best outcome for our family. We cannot thank them enough for what they have done for us. V.P.