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Legal Ethics

Attorneys should provide services that meet the highest possible standards of legal practice. When they do not, they may be held liable for legal malpractice, which results in compensation for the damage and injury caused by their negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, or failure to adhere to standards of professional conduct.

Examples of Legal Ethics Violations

  • Conflict of interest
  • Lawyer placing their own interests above those of the client
  • Failure to discuss and disclose all important information about representation
  • Failure to discuss and disclose about fee agreements
  • Theft or conversion of client settlements or other payments
  • Fraud, deceit and misrepresentation
  • Failure to inform a client about a settlement offer and other important matters
  • Failure to protect confidential client information
  • Failure to report a lawyer’s negligence or dishonesty to the client
  • Threatening to bring criminal action to gain advantage in another legal matter
  • Not disclosing when the lawyer failed to meet deadlines, attend a hearing, or be ready to attend trial
  • Accepting a settlement without the client’s consent and not disclosing the settlement offer

Contact us to discuss any legal ethics matter throughout the state of Texas.