• Top 10 Practice Areas for Attorney Malpractice

    Top 10 Practice Areas for Attorney Malpractice

    According to insurance industry research, the Top Ten areas of law with the highest risk of malpractice claims are:

    • Real Estate 20.33%
    • Plaintiff Personal Injury 15.59%
    • Family Law 12.14%
    • Estate/Trust/Probate 10.67%
    • Collection and Bankruptcy 9.2%
    • Corporate/Business Organization 6.79%
    • Criminal 5.65%
    • Business Transaction commercial Law 4.11%
    • Personal Injury – Defense 3.26%
    • Labor Law 2.19%

    The American Bar Association reports that private practice attorneys have between a 4% and 17% chance of being sued for malpractice each year, and over the course of a career, that risk mounts.  (ABA Lawyer’s Desk Guide to Preventing Legal Malpractice 62 (2d ed. 1999)).

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