Being let down by your attorney is one of the worst things in life. We go to an attorney only when there is a potential problem, or worse, to solve a real problem. When big things in our life loom we look to lawyers to help and insulate us. Buying a home? Starting a business? Want to make out your will? We all know that it’s best to use an attorney. Why? Because these things are serious, and have consequences. Even more important, mistakes can be made that will seriously endanger us.
In worse situations, we all know that an attorney is needed. Arrested? Been injured? Been fired for no good reason? An attorney can help. So, when the attorney lets us down, when the lawyer makes a mistake, when out trusted representative doesn’t return phone calls, we are devastated.
What can you do? One thing to do is to try to get the attorney to do the right thing. Generally, all we want is communication and answers. Attorneys are required to communicate with their clients and are required to answer questions. All too often they don’t. All too often, attorneys treat clients as an annoyance.
You do not need to feel hopeless. Sometimes a call from another attorney can set things right. Sometimes you have to switch attorneys, and find one that is better and more attuned to you. Sometimes you have to hire a legal malpractice attorney to set things right.
Attorney Andrew Lavoott Bluestone has practiced law for more than 35 years. He focuses exclusively on legal malpractice cases. He has gone the extra mile, and specializes in legal malpractice litigation. He has been selected for Board Certification* by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. To become board certified, he had to show his extensive and long experience in the legal malpractice field, and had to pass a written examination. Only then was he admitted as a Diplomate. His Board Certification* is recognized by the American Bar Association and the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York State.
Attorney Andrew Lavoott Bluestone has been accepted in THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA since 2012. He has been awarded a 10/10 Superb rating by AVVO. He has been rated BV by Martindale Hubble. He has been in WHO’S WHO IN AMERICA for 10 years running, and even longer in WHO’S WHO IN AMERICAN LAW.
He is a regular contributor of legal malpractice law articles in the New York Law Journal, and regularly lectures to other attorneys on Legal Malpractice for the New York City Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and Practicing Law Institute.
Andrew Lavoott Bluestone is licensed to practice law in New York, and is admitted to the Federal Courts of the Southern, Eastern, Northern Districts of New York, as well as the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He has been admitted to practice law pro haec vice in Connecticut, New Jersey and Florida. He has litigated cases in courts all over the state of New York, and in each of the 4 Appellate Divisions of the state. He has taken more than 65 appeals.