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District of Columbia Legal Malpractice Law

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A comprehensive guide for lawyers bringing or defending legal malpractice claims in the District of Columbia, as well as a source of practical guidance for lawyers on how to prevent legal malpractice and meet their ethical obligations.

Legal malpractice litigation is a unique type of law with rigorous standards and precise rules and limitations.  District of Columbia Legal Malpractice Law serves as a hornbook for lawyers bringing or defending legal malpractice claims in the District of Columbia, as well as a source of practical guidance for lawyers on how to prevent legal malpractice and meet their ethical obligations.  

The book details common bases for legal malpractice claims or other actions specific to “lawyer’s law,” such as conflicts of interest and ethics tips for trial lawyers, all subject to the unique law and rules of the District of Columbia.

Key topics covered include: legal elements of and defenses to a claim, legal liability for lawyers in a partnership, risks in law firm management, resolving conflicts of interest, ethics for the trial lawyer, sanctions, and more.

The eBook format includes hyperlinks to cases, code, rules, statutes and other sources cited in the book.

Additional Information
SKU DCMAL21
Publication Date March 28, 2021
Jurisdiction National, District of Columbia
ISBN 978-1-58852-510-9
Page Count 308
Author Shari L. Klevens and Alanna G. Clair
Edition 2021
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Alanna G. Clair

Alanna G. Clair is a partner at Dentons US LLP in Washington, D.C. Her practice focuses on professional liability and law firm defense, as well as the defense of insurers through coverage or bad faith litigation. Alanna is currently the co-chair of the Attorneys’ Liability Subcommittee of the ABA’s Professional Liability Litigation Section, which focuses on issues unique to litigators who prosecute or defend claims against attorneys and other professionals. She is also a member of the CLE Committee for the ABA’s Center for Professional Responsibility.

Alanna writes and lectures frequently on issues of professional liability. She was also the co-author of The Lawyer’s Handbook: Ethics Compliance and Claim Avoidance (2013) and the co-author of several recent editions of Georgia Legal Malpractice Law. In 2020, she was named one of the National Law Journal’s “40 Under 40”.

Shari L. Klevens

Shari L. Klevens is a partner at Dentons US LLP in Washington, D.C. She represents lawyers and law firms in the defense of legal malpractice claims and advises and counsels lawyers and partnerships concerning claims for malpractice, ethical violations, and breaches of duty. Shari is the co-chair of the global Insurance sector team for Dentons and is a frequent writer and lecturer on issues related to legal malpractice. She also litigates complex commercial cases in state and federal courts across the country.

Shari has authored or co-authored three other books: Georgia Legal Malpractice Law (1st ed. 2011), The Lawyer’s Handbook: Ethics Compliance and Claim Avoidance (2013) and California Legal Malpractice Law (2015). She recently completed a three-year term as the chair of the ABA’s Standing Committee on Lawyer’s Professional Liability. Shari also received the 2020 Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) Rainmaker Award.