Legal Negligence: Divorce

Amount of Settlement: $6.8 million

Legal malpractice attorney W Morris Taylor represented female divorce client in suing her divorce law firm for receiving too little in property settlement. Her divorce lawyer advised her to accept $1 million in property settlement. After reviewing the facts, W Morris Taylor filed suit. After a 5 day trial, the jury returned a verdict of $6.8 million representing marital property wife should have recovered in the divorce action.

Representative Cases

legal malpracticeCase Type: Legal Malpractice
award amountDamages: $15 million; Settlement: Confidential
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legal malpracticeCase Type: Legal Negligence
award amountSettlement: $6.8 million
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personal injuryCase Type: Personal Injury
award amountSettlement: $3.25 million
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wrongful deathCase Type: Wrongful Death
award amountSettlement: Confidential
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wrongful deathCase Type: Wrongful Death
award amountSettlement: $1.3 million
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personal injuryCase Type: Personal Injury
award amountVerdict: $500,000; Medical: $39,000
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wrongful deathCase Type: Wrongful Death
award amountSettlement: $565,000
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