Northern California Negligence Lawyers
If you hired an attorney to help you resolve a legal problem, but your attorney failed to live up to the standards of the practice, and you suffered loss, 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.
Gerald V. Barron is Of Counsel to Rummonds & Barron.
Advocates For Clients’
We protect the rights of people throughout California serving the following counties: 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 contact our office 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
- Breach of 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 and fraud. We will pursue malpractice claims 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.