Legal & Professional Malpractice

Malpractice against Lawyers, Doctors, Accountants, and Other Professionals

Sanford F. Young is willing and eager to take on malpractice cases against incompetent or dishonest lawyers, accountants, and other professionals who are negligent or otherwise mishandle or defraud their clients in the New York metropolitan area, including New York City, New York State, Northern New Jersey, and Central New Jersey.

Attorney and Professional Malpractice

Attorneys and other professionals are obligated to provide a high degree of trust, loyalty, and competence in representing their clients. Attorneys and other professionals who commit negligence, ethical violations, or fraud can be held liable for their malpractice or unlawful actions. Like doctors, most lawyers and many other professionals have malpractice insurance to pay for these losses.

With his dual concentration as a New York and New Jersey litigator and experienced appellate lawyer, Mr. Young is well equipped to uncover possible malpractice or fraud. Recognizing his own obligation to act at all times with integrity, competence, and good faith on behalf of his clients, Mr. Young expects these same high standards from his peers. When an attorney or other professional has been negligent, careless or worse, Mr. Young is prepared to fight for his clients.

If you suspect that you are the victim of legal or other professional malpractice, you should call Mr. Young for a Second Legal Opinion. Typical examples of legal malpractice occur when lawyers:

  • Do not start the lawsuit on time, missing the statute of limitations
  • Ignore court orders, deadlines, and court rules
  • Allow cases to be dismissed for failure to prosecute
  • Bring suit in the wrong court, state, or venue
  • Sue the wrong parties
  • Have conflicts of interest
  • Settle cases without your knowledge or authority
  • Misappropriate funds and violate their escrow and fiduciary obligations
  • Charge fees that are unlawful or otherwise excessive
  • Do not maintain or disclose detailed bills and disbursements
Excessive or unlawful fees

It is unlawful and unethical for lawyers to charge excessive legal fees. In many types of cases, such as personal injury and wrongful death claims, representing minors (under the age of 18) and matrimonial matters, the amount that an attorney can charge and the manner in which he or she bills the client are closely regulated. Clients have the right to contest fees and in many cases fee arbitration is easily available.

Medical and Podiatry Malpractice

Mr. Young also takes on negligent doctors, hospitals, surgeons, podiatrists, nurses, nursing homes, and other medical providers. Mr. Young has won many difficult and ground breaking malpractice matters and is willing to take on incompetent medical providers and their attorneys.

To see a sampling of the Attorney Malpractice Litigation Reported Claims results Sanford F. Young, P.C. has won for clients, click here.

To see a sampling of the Medical Malpractice Case results Sanford F. Young, P.C. has won for clients, please click here.

Contact Our New York Lawyers

If you are seeking advice or representation for a litigation matter or any civil appeal, please contact the Law Offices of Sanford F. Young. Our firm serves clients in New York City, the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area, throughout New York State, and Northern and Central New Jersey, and can be reached by calling 212.227.9755, by e-mail, or by filling out the in-take form on our Contact Us page. Our offices are located in the financial district of Manhattan, near Wall Street, across from New York’s City Hall, and around the corner from the World Trade Center site, and easily accessible by public transportation or car.