Kenneth Feldman Quoted in Daily Journal Article on Rise in Legal Malpractice Claims
Los Angeles, Calif. (November 20, 2020) – Los Angeles Partner and National Chair of Lewis Brisbois’ Legal Malpractice Defense Practice Kenneth C. Feldman was recently quoted in a Daily Journal article titled “Legal Malpractice Claims Will Rise in 2020, Warn Experts,” which discusses why legal malpractice claims are expected to rise in 2020 and how lawyers may protect themselves.
As the article describes, legal malpractice claims have been steadily increasing over the last two years. Experts anticipate that 2020 could bring an even greater increase in these claims due, in part, to the economic stress that businesses are experiencing as a result of the pandemic.
Mr. Feldman told the Daily Journal that he typically observes lawsuits result when clients do not want to pay their attorneys’ bills. “I think clients try to avoid paying legitimate bills by filing frivolous malpractice claims,” he explained. He added, “Obviously, sometimes there are very good malpractice claims, but because of the pandemic and because of finances, people may be getting larger accounts receivables. And that might be a reason why you might see an abundance of claims because of those finances.”
Mr. Feldman is a partner in Lewis Brisbois’ Los Angeles office and is national chair of the firm’s Legal Malpractice Defense Practice. He is a certified specialist in legal malpractice law by the California State Bar and is the most recent chair of the California State Bar Legal Malpractice Law Advisory Commission. Mr. Feldman is also the author of the California Legal Malpractice & Malicious Prosecution Liability Handbook, which is now in its 7th edition. His practice focuses on the direct representation of insurers and their insureds in professional liability actions.
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