Legal Malpractice Cases

Pro-se claims start at a disadvantage.  This particular case seems to be the culmination of several failed efforts.  The Appellate Division is dismissive, both in tone and content.

Estate of Lipin v Lipin  2019 NY Slip Op 03897  Decided on May 16, 2019 Appellate Division, First Department could be a shorter opinion, but not by

Whether it’s social policy, whether it’s an attempt to prevent every case from turning into a legal malpractice coda, the rule is simple:  absent fraud, collusion, malice or other special circumstances you just cannot successfully sue the other guy’s attorney.  The alternative?  Every case would then proceed to a legal malpractice case.  So says Hinnant