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Legal Malpractice Attorney Serving
Paterson, New Jersey
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Holding Members of The Legal Profession Accountable

The Law Offices of Joel M. Bacher fights for people harmed by negligence that result from failures in all professional fields, including the legal profession. Attorneys are not above the law. We are also held to the very highest standards in defending our clients. If we do not meet certain standards of conduct in our pursuit of justice, or defending one’s rights, we can be held responsible if an unwelcome outcome occurs.

Not many lawyers represent victims of legal malpractice, for obvious reasons. We do. We’re all human, and negligence occurs in our profession as well. For those events that can cost you significantly in terms of emotional, personal or financial well-being, you shouldn’t have to suffer the consequences of having a bad lawyer, for whom you may have paid considerable dollars. My office will pursue wrongdoing on your behalf as vigorously as we would for any other malpractice case. We can discuss the appeal option as well.

What Leads to A Legal Malpractice Suit?

Professional and legal malpractice can take the form of any of these events, from which we can initiate a claim or lawsuit:

  • Ethics violations

  • Failure to pursue discovery

  • Failure to file in a timely fashion

  • Failure to obtain expert witnesses

  • Forcing clients to settle

  • Real estate transaction failures

  • Breach of trust

  • Inadequate trial preparations

  • Misappropriation of award money

  • Unwanted sexual advances

  • Fee disputes

Not every unwelcome trial outcome is due to malpractice. Even in those instances where you may feel certain a lawyer or professional “missed something,” or failed to communicate an important tenet of a case, does not mean impropriety leading to a claim.

Pursue Justice Today


To prove your attorney is responsible for legal malpractice it must be shown that your attorney’s actions were far more than the result of bad planning or poor strategy. Rather, it must be proved that your lawyer failed to provide representation that fell below the minimum standards of care, in order to achieve a positive outcome in a malpractice lawsuit.

Our Approach to Achieving a Just Result

You shouldn’t have to suffer as a result of legal negligence or malfeasance, and we will work tirelessly and vigorously on your behalf. At The Law Offices of Joel M. Bacher, we believe the way to a fair and just reward in a legal malpractice case, often very complex and bolstered significantly by the insurance companies who stand to pay the settlements, is to negotiate and litigate from a position of strength. So if we take the case, we prepare for trial. We obtain experts to review the claim and work tirelessly on your behalf to win it.

However, in New Jersey, there are time limitations to filing these lawsuits, which are usually time-consuming and highly contentious. So, if you want to talk about the merits of a case where you feel your attorney was negligent in providing a standard of representation that reflected on the outcome, call our offices ASAP. The consultation is free.

Contact the Firm to Learn More

For an experienced professional or legal malpractice lawyer in Wayne, Paterson and all of northern New Jersey including Passaic County, plus the five boroughs of New York, contact Joel Bacher at The Law Offices of Joel M. Bacher, for a free consultation. All consultations and written correspondences will be kept strictly confidential.