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Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP | Mar 5, 2014

Breach of Contract Case Makes You Question Your Own Attorney

Categories: Legal Malpractice

Attorneys are not only there to help you recover compensation or save you from going to jail. Attorneys can help you set up a will, open a business, and make new contracts to support your business.

When an attorney sets up a contract for you, you’re banking on it protecting you and your rights even in the event of someone breaching that contract.

But sometimes in business, these things do happen. People breach contracts, leave their obligations and sometimes put someone like you in a very bad position. This is why we have legal contracts, to encourage someone from keeping their end of the bargain and allowing the other party to be compensated if they don’t.

So let’s say a partner of yours has breached a contract. You might feel contacting the lawyer who helped set it up actually puts you in a poor position because maybe the problem is in the contract. You may feel that it’s the correct step to take and another attorney can help you more. There is also the added difficulty if due to that breach of contract your attorney can’t be involved anyway. Maybe they need to be a witness and testify; therefore they can no longer be involved.

The bottom line is you want an attorney you can trust. You want someone who is knowledgeable in business litigation and understands their role in helping protect you and making you succeed. When meeting with attorneys, make sure you understand their experience in these roles and ask questions. You want to know what they can offer you that your other attorney could not and how they are going to benefit you in this matter.

If you would like to discuss a potential case with a Cleveland attorney, feel free to contact Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP at (216) 600-0114.