“5 Legal Malpractice Case To Watch”
Law360, September 24, 2010
William Schuman spoke on the general issue of legal malpractice lawsuits. Such cases, which can arise when law firm clients accused of not paying their bill respond with an allegation of malpractice, often become “a battle of experts” regarding such issues as standards of care, actual harm and damages, Mr. Schuman said. He added that plaintiffs frequently accuse firms of conflict of interest, a claim Mr. Schuman said gets the jury’s attention even if it is made to bolster an otherwise weak case.