Representing Victims Of Accounting And Lawyer Malpractice
Lawyers and accountants are like any other licensed or certified professional; they must adhere to ethical standards and rules of professional conduct. When they fail to comply with these rules and standards, they can and should be held responsible for their actions. At Kasieta Legal Group, LLC, our attorneys have represented clients suing lawyers and accountants for negligence for more than 25 years. If your lawyer or accounting professional was negligent in providing you services, we can help you sue them for damages.
Accounting Malpractice Claims In Wisconsin
Accounting malpractice claims may involve any type of accounting professional, including certified public accountants, bookkeepers and auditors. If you suffered financial losses due to breach of contract, improper audits or simply poor advice, it may be grounds for an accountant malpractice lawsuit. A simple mistake by an accounting professional does not necessarily constitute malpractice; it is the type of mistake and the repercussions of the mistake(s) that determine whether their actions were negligent. Actions and circumstances that typically form the foundation of a negligence claim include:
- Actions by the accounting professional resulted in significant losses
- There is a clear causal link between the actions taken and reported losses
- Failure to maintain confidentiality
- Fraud or embezzlement occurred
- Failure to follow GAAS, GAAP or PCAOB guidelines
- Clear conflicts of interest
- Falsified or incorrect tax filings
- Violation of state or federal securities laws
At Kasieta Legal Group, LLC, our experienced attorneys have extensive knowledge of accounting rules and regulations. They can help you recover losses.
When Lawyers Breaches Their Duty of Care
The state bar requires that all lawyers use the good judgment, skill and care that a reasonably cautious lawyer would exhibit under similar circumstances. This is known as a lawyer’s duty of care to their client. If your lawyer breached that duty of care, and you were harmed as a result, you may have grounds for a lawyer malpractice lawsuit.
There are several elements that form the foundation of a legal malpractice claim. First, you must prove that an attorney-client relationship existed and prove that a breach of the duty of care occurred. Then you must prove that you suffered any injury or loss as a result of your attorney’s actions. Legal malpractice cases in Wisconsin often involve:
- Missing important deadlines
- Failure to know or apply the law
- Misuse of client funds
- Conflicts of interest
- Poor communication with the client
- Failure to file documents properly
If you believe your lawyer breached their duty care, we can assess the circumstances surrounding your potential claim and let you know how strong we think your case is.
Call Us For An Assessment With A Skilled Intake Specialist
To confidentially discuss the accusations against you with an experienced professional liability intake specialist, call our office at 608-291-9650. You can also reach us using our online contact form.