- Failure of the attorney to meet deadlines, such as the statute of limitations or other litigation deadlines. If an attorney fails to file a claim within the statute of limitations, the client’s claim is lost. If an attorney does not comply with discovery deadlines in a lawsuit, the client’s claim may be dismissed or important evidence may be excluded from the case
- Conflicts of interest. An attorney owes a duty of undivided loyalty to the client to represent his or her best interests and not the attorney's interests or the interests of another party or attorney.
- Failure to obtain agreement of the client. An attorney cannot decide far a client how to proceed with important decisions in a legal matter. The attorney must obtain the consent of a client to settle a case or negotiate an agreement.
- Failure to adequately investigate a claim or prepare for trial.
- Failure to know the law. Sometimes attorneys handle matter in which they have no or little expertise and fail to pursue the best course of action for their client.
- Changing unreasonable fees or unethically inflating bills.
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Based in Pennington New Jersey, Trial Attorney Thaddeus P. Mikulski, Jr. represents clients throughout New Jersey in places such as Central New Jersey, Hamilton Township, Trenton, Princeton, West Windsor, New Brunswick, Burlington, Lawrenceville, Montgomery Township, Flemington and Mercer County, Monmouth County, Burlington County, Camden County, Middlesex County, Hunterdon County, Somerset County and southeastern Pennsylvania.