When a lawyer who has been found guilty of legal malpractice is unable to pay the judgment, it can be frustrating for his or her victims. The verdict is supposed to make the attorney’s former client whole for damages caused by the attorney’s negligent representation. Without the money actually changing hands, it may seem like justice has not been served.
A legal malpractice lawsuit filed by the former wife of retired NFL quarterback Kenny “The Snake” Stabler remains dead, after a judge rejected her request to reconsider the suit’s dismissal. The plaintiff in this legal malpractice case had accused her former attorney of failing to get the judge in a prior case recused.