If you hired an attorney to help you resolve a legal problem, but your attorney failed to adhear to the standards of the practice, and you suffered loss as a result, you may be uncertain how to begin to seek recovery for any damages. Taking legal action against an attorney for legal malpractice is not for the inexperienced or unqualified attorney. A lawyer facing legal malpractice will fight back at all costs. You want a lawyer who is not afraid to hold other members of the bar accountable for their negligence or carelessness - someone who has successfully protected other victims of legal malpractice.
At the offices of Rummonds & Barron* we bring more than 100 years of collective experience to people in California who have suffered loss because of legal negligence. We offer substantial trial experience, having taken more than 150 cases to verdict.
Attorney James Rummonds is one of only a handful of attorneys in California who is Board Certified in Legal Negligence by the American Board of Professional Liability (ABPL). He is also Board Certified by the California State Bar's Board of Legal Specialization and as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA). Mr. Rummonds has been named as a Northern California Super Lawyer for the years 2007, 2008 and 2010.
Attorney Jerry Barron has been an "advocate" member (the highest level member) of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the California Medical Legal Committee, an association of "the inner circle of 60" medical and hospital malpractice defense lawyers. He was named as a Northern California Super Lawyer and is a member of the Cklifornia and San Francisco Bar Associations. He has tried, as Lead Counsel, over 60 cases (including complex cases) to juries involving legal malpractice, medical malpractice, products liability, intellectual property, business fraud and various types of torts and personal injury.
Gerald V. Barron is Of Counsel to Rummonds & Barron.
Advocates For Clients’ Rights
We protect the rights of people throughout California serving the Silicon Valley as well as the counties of Santa Cruz, Monterey, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, Fresno, Merced and the greater Bay Area. To discuss your potential claims with our highly-experienced legal team, about your legal malpractice case, please fill out and submit our online form or call us at (831) 688-2911.
Legal Malpractice Lawyers
We handle all types of claims involving allegations of legal malpractice, including:
- Missing the statute of limitations
- Failing to respond to motions or to attend court hearings
- Breaching their fiduciary duty, i.e., placing the interests of the attorney above the interests of the client
- Negligence, or failing to follow commonly accepted standards of practice, including serious trial errors, offering advice in an area where the attorney has no knowledge or expertise, or failing to properly investigate claims or gather evidence
- Improper collection or use of funds, such as collecting fees for services not rendered or using client fees before they have been earned
We handle legal malpractice claims involving most areas of the law, including: family law, estate planning, real estate, personal injury, business matters, intellectual property and fraud. We will pursue malpractice claims against sole practitioners as well as the "big white shoe firms." Many of the legal malpractice cases we handle are referred to us by other lawyers who recognize that prior counsel failed to meet the standards of practice.
Contact Rummonds & Barron
Contact Rummonds & Barron by completing our online form or by calling us at (831) 688-2911 to discuss your potential claims with our highly-experienced legal team.