My question involves legal malpractice in the state of Tennessee.
I have read a number of articles about legal malpractice and could interpret them in a number of ways. For instance:
If a lawyer is pushing you to take a less favorable offer because it favors him being paid quicker versus holding out for what is fair (more) and in your best interest, is it considered a conflict of interest and legal malpractice?
If a lawyer does not know the state statutes in your case and the area of law he claimed to know competently and instead takes 6 months to search case law and build a position while on the meter, and then opposing counsel introduces the statute in court which the judge confirms, is this legal malpractice and can you recover fees and losses?
If a lawyer completely misrepresents the law to you and you make a decision based upon his representation, can you sue for legal malpractice and recover fees and losses?
And finally, if you discover these things while the lawyer is representing you, how do you deal with the issue of malpractice during his representation. Getting a new lawyer is not an answer here because the client is on the second lawyer and both could be considered for legal malpractice lawsuits.