Legal Malpractice

Lakeland Legal Malpractice Lawyers

Representing Victims of Legal Malpractice in Florida

Legal malpractice is one of the most difficult areas of law for clients to find representation. There are many reasons for this unfortunate reality, the most obvious of which is the lack of lawyers who are willing to pursue meritorious legal malpractice claims.

Dismuke Law has considerable experience with legal malpractice claims involving unethical and negligent personal injury and wrongful death attorneys. We believe in your right to competent legal counsel, and we will fight to expose instances of malpractice.

Contact a Lakeland legal malpractice attorney at our firm today by calling 863-292-6922. We offer a free initial consultation to talk to you about your potential claim.

What Is Legal Malpractice?

Most people relate the term “malpractice” to medical malpractice. However, malpractice isn’t limited to physicians. If you’ve had a personal injury attorney who provided you with inadequate representation or acted against your interests and those actions prejudiced your rights or caused you financial harm, you may be entitled to compensation.

Legal malpractice is a breach by an attorney in the standard of care or conduct applicable to all attorneys and can occur in any area of law. Malpractice claims are highly specialized, requiring an attorney who understands the original underlying case as well as the laws of legal malpractice. These cases can be extremely complicated and are often, as you may expect, aggressively litigated.

How Does Legal Malpractice Occur?

While an attorney’s poor legal strategy may not be a cause of action, there are numerous ways in which legal malpractice can occur.

Some examples include:

  • Missing filing deadlines
  • Failing to bring a claim within the statute of limitations
  • Mishandling funds, overbilling, improper interest charges or theft
  • Disclosing your confidential information to outside sources
  • Accepting a settlement offer without your authority

These represent just a few of the many ways that a personal injury lawyer can commit malpractice. As with all cases, there are time limitations on when you must file a legal malpractice lawsuit. Since important information can disappear and memories fade, anyone who suspects that they have been the victim of legal malpractice should take immediate action.

Dismuke Law proudly handles legal malpractice claims involving personal injury representation, particularly in the areas of trucking accident litigation, car accident litigation, premises liability litigation, and wrongful death litigation. We have offices in Lakeland, Sebring, and Tampa and serve clients across Central Florida.

To take the next step in your legal malpractice case, contact our firm today at 863-292-6922.


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Proven Track Record of Success

  • $10 Million Judgment - Polk County

    Judgment of $10 million for a client due to injuries sustained in an auto accident.

  • $7.25 Million Jury Verdict - Polk County

    Polk County jury awards judgment for wrongful death case.

  • $1.1 Million Settlement - Hillsborough County

    Wrongful death auto accident settlement for $1,100,000.

  • $800 Thousand Auto Accident Settlement - Hillsborough County

    Attorney David C. Dismuke negotiates a settlement in disputed causation surgery.

  • $754 Thousand Auto Accident Settlement - Hardee County

    Attorney David C. Dismuke obtains a verdict in Hardee County.

We Remove the Fear  of Going Through the Process of a Personal Injury Claim

The team at Dismuke Law understands how our clients are affected by accidents and brings that empathy to the courtroom and settlement table every day.

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  • Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association, Proud Member
  • Polk County Trial Lawyers Association, Former President
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  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
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