Breach of Contract Lawyer
If you believe your lawyer has violated the contract, contact the Arizona breach of contract lawyers at Entrekin Law today. A ‘tort’ involves a duty imposed without the benefit of a contract, such as the duty not to run a red light and hit someone with your car. By contrast, a ‘contract’ imposes duties established by a legally enforceable agreement. Legal malpractice is a tort and is generally defined by courts across the country as the failure of an attorney to act as a reasonable and prudent attorney in the same or similar circumstances would act, causing damages.
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What is Considered a Legal Breach of Contract?
A breach of contract is the act of breaking the terms set out in a contract. In other words, a breach of contract is a fancy way of saying an attorney’s duties to their client are those generally imposed upon all attorneys, not just those set forth in the attorney’s contract for employment. Our breach of contract lawyers in Phoenix, Arizona can hold your law firm responsible for not upholding their contracted duties.
Sometimes clients want to sue their attorney under a breach of contract theory, but this generally is not available to the client. This is because courts generally only allow a client to sue an attorney for breach of contract if:
- The contract for legal employment requires the lawyer to do a specific act which would not be part of their general duties as an attorney
- There was total nonperformance of those specific acts required by the contract.
This second example does not come up very often.
Compensation for an Attorney Breaking the Contract
If an attorney violates the contract that has been set forth, you can seek five basic forms of remedy. This includes money damages, reformations, restitution, rescission, and specific performance. The damages one would receive for a violation of contract case is typically a sum of money to be given as compensation for the financial losses from the infraction of the contract. In other words, it amount to be paid out depends on how much financial loss the breach of contract caused.
Again, an attorney has many implied duties and if they are not holding their end of the required contract, contact our breach of contract attorneys today to build your case and to hold your lawyer accountable.