Florida Legal and Accounting Malpractice Attorneys

Most people are familiar with the term “malpractice” as it relates to the medical profession. Few are knowledgeable about legal and accounting malpractice. The vast and varied business environment of the Sunshine State puts Florida companies at risk for damages from legal counsel or financial mismanagement. Parrish & Goodman Attorneys at Law represents individuals, startups, and all sizes of businesses when a lawyer or accountant causes damage.

We represent victims of legal and accounting malpractice throughout the state of Florida with offices in Fort Myers and Naples. Because the attorneys at Parrish & Goodman have negotiated and litigated hundreds of legal and accounting malpractice claims, they have the knowledge and experience to handle your unique case throughout Florida. You are assured that we understand the law and how it relates to your rights when you have been ill-served by an attorney or financial professional. Our team will work tirelessly to minimize the damages to you and/or your company while pursuing justice for you. Your case is our reputation, and we are vested to protect you.

Call 813-643-4529 or complete the contact page to request your free consultation with one of our experienced Florida Legal and Accounting Malpractice Attorneys

What Is Legal Malpractice?

A lawyer who fails to use reasonable care in providing legal services to a client, which creates impairment to a case or financial damages upon the client, may be liable under the theory of legal malpractice. Reasonable care on the part of a lawyer is that level of care and skill which, in light of all relevant surrounding circumstances, is recognized as acceptable and appropriate by similar and reasonably careful attorneys.

A legal malpractice lawsuit requires proving that the attorney was negligent and that the negligence was a legal cause of loss or damage to you or your company. If the malpractice occurs in the process of litigating a lawsuit, the injured client must not only prove that the attorney did something wrong but also that had the attorney done it correctly, the injured client would have prevailed in the underlying litigation. However, an attorney is not negligent simply because a judge or jury rules against his or her client.

If you suspect you are a Legal Malpractice victim, contact the Parrish & Goodman Law Firm immediately. Any delay can allow evidence to be lost and accused parties to mount a more robust defense. There is also a statute of limitations on how long you can wait before filing a legal malpractice claim in court. We are happy to review your case and the other attorney’s actions in a free consultation.

What Is Accounting Malpractice?

Accounting malpractice is when an accountant or financial specialist commits an error, deviation, or omission in accepted accounting practices that causes you or your company a negative outcome or financial loss. You have the right to expect a professional accountant to handle your records and accounts with integrity, knowledge, adherence to the law, and the highest ethical standards of their profession. When an error or mismanagement causes your company harm, you have the right under Florida law to pursue an accounting malpractice lawsuit.

Parrish & Goodman Attorneys at Law can help you hold negligent accountants accountable while attempting to recover your financial losses in many cases. Some of the most common accounting errors that can lead to a lawsuit include:

  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Conflicts of interest
    Dishonesty or malfeasance
  • CPA Code of Conduct violations
  • Embezzlement
  • Failure to detect embezzlement or misuse of funds
  • Failure to advise of the need for an audit
  • Accounting errors leading to tax penalties
  • Improper tax liability advice
  • Billing fraud
  • Deviations from accounting principles that lead to fines
  • Deviations resulting in incorrect reports to stockholders
  • Manipulating reports to improve stock value
  • Perpetuating tax fraud or tax evasion

Experienced accounting malpractice lawyers from The Parrish & Goodman Law Firm can perform thorough research to unearth the proof you need to show damages from accounting errors or maleficence. You may be able to recoup at least some of your losses in court or a settlement with the accounting firm.

Schedule a Free Florida Legal/Accounting Malpractice Consultation

Parrish & Goodman Attorneys at Law represent Florida individuals and businesses that have suffered damage or losses due to legal or accounting malpractice. If you suspect you or your company is a victim of errors or misdeeds, contact our Naples or Fort Myers office to schedule a free consultation. Call us today at 813-643-4529 or complete the contact form to get the help you need.

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