Misuse of Client Funds by New York Attorneys
According to New York law, attorneys are not allowed to combine their clients' funds with their own. This action, which is known as "commingling of funds," is a common precursor to embezzlement or theft of clients' funds by a negligent or dishonest attorney. Even if a lawyer does not misuse their clients' funds after commingling them, they are still guilty of an ethical offense, as well as legal malpractice. Anyone who is the victim of such negligence has every right to take legal action against the offending lawyer and obtain compensation for any damages they have suffered.
Types of Damages Caused by Commingling of Funds
Most damages resulting from commingling are economic, since commingling can result in lost funds, embezzlement, and other breaches of fiduciary duty. Your lawyer should show extreme care when handling your assets and should never take liberties when it comes to your funds. Retain a New York legal malpractice attorney from the Law Offices of Ronald C. Burke, Esq. today if your funds have been commingled. Unfortunately, due to the cost and risk of litigation, we can only accept these types of cases on a contingency fee basis if a substantial sum of money is involved. Our firm has handled all types of cases involving attorney negligence and has recovered numerous multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts in legal malpractice, medical malpractice and personal injury cases. We are more than capable of recovering your damages and obtaining justice for your case, as well.
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