Attorneys facing claims of legal malpractice want experienced and skillful counsel handling their defense and protecting their professional reputation. Individuals and businesses that have been poorly served by their attorneys also seek quality counsel to pursue redress for their claims. Several of the partners at CCP have over 30 years experience handling these complicated claims in a wide range of underlying cases involving the breadth of the practice of law in both the litigation and transaction contexts in areas such as intellectual property, estates and trusts, corporate transactions, tax advice, personal injury, securities transactions, and family law matters. And CCP has an unblemished record of success in defending law firms in binding arbitration. You will not read about our trial successes because our adversaries do not publicize their losses, and CCP strives to maintain the privacy of its law firm clients.
While our focus remains on defense work, because of our reputation in this area, we are often referred select plaintiff cases. To achieve a prompt, private and cost-effective resolution for all involved, CCP strives to resolve such claims through private mediation even before suit is filed. In the last few years, CCP has achieved pre-suit settlements for aggrieved plaintiffs of over $15 million.
Whether you are a sole practitioner or national law firm, or an aggrieved client of one, you will appreciate the skill and experience of CCP’s partners in the legal malpractice department.
CCP also routinely provides advice to law firms and aggrieved clients on various ethics issues and fee disputes, and several of its partners serve as expert witnesses in the legal malpractice arena on issues of standard of care and ethics.
Partners who practice in this area:
- Guy D. Calladine, a Certified Specialist in Legal Malpractice by the State Bar of California
- Donald W. Carlson, Robert M. Peterson, Michael C. Cooper
- Of counsel: Richard Zitrin, a Certified Specialist in Legal Malpractice by the State Bar of California
Representative cases and clients available upon request.