Few attorneys in Los Angeles win every case they take. Though they do their best, sometimes the evidence is against their client and the other side prevails in court. But when an attorney fails to live up to his or her duty to represent a client to the best of his or her ability, there is no chance for the client to get a just result.
Town officials in another state say that ineffective counsel from the municipality’s attorney cost it big bucks in a whistleblower lawsuit. The city settled the case for $4.5 million. Now it is pursuing a legal malpractice claim against the attorney, in a trial that began late in September and has lasted several days.