Plaintiff’s Lawyer Gives up the Ghost

Alan Jampol persuaded a well-known plaintiffs’ lawyer to accept a settlement for his clients of a million-dollar legal malpractice claim against our law firm client for a small fraction of the claim after mediation was inconclusive.

The plaintiffs contended that a trust lawyer mishandled an estate matter that resulted in a potentially large tax imposition. In the face of a contrary opinion by a reputed legal malpractice expert witness, Alan persuaded plaintiffs and their counsel that they could not prove that the lawyer owed any duty to them. While mediation failed, Alan was able to settle the claim shortly thereafter for less than ten percent of the amount of the claim.