The Law of Legal Malpractice in South Carolina, 2nd Edition


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Benjamin R. Gooding
Elizabeth Van Doren Gray
William H. Jordan
Alexis K. Lindsay
Robert E. Stepp
J. Calhoun Watson

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While it not clear exactly when South Carolina courts first recognized a client's malpractice cause of action against his attorney, the legal malpractice claim in our state dates back to at least the early-to-mid-1800s. In the more than 180 years since the court decided the case of Johnson v. Monro there have been significant developments in the law of legal malpractice in South Carolina. Much of that development has taken place in the last twenty years and, based upon trends in legal malpractice cases across the country, it is likely that appellate courts will continue to be called upon to decide issues relating to attorney malpractice.  

For better or worse, it appears legal malpractice claims- both in South Carolina and across the nation- are here to stay. With 11 chapters and more than 90 pages, the updated second edition of The Law of Legal Malpractice in South Carolina will serve as a useful and accessible resource for attorneys and insurance professionals addressing issues related to legal malpractice in South Carolina.

Purchase of the second edition will include a downloadable copy of the book.

Summary of Contents:
Chapter 1 - Elements of a Claim for Legal Malpractice
Chapter 2 - The Attorney-Client Relationship
Chapter 3 - Breach of Duty
Chapter 4 - Proximate Causation
Chapter 5 - Damages
Chapter 6 - Relationship to Other Causes of Action
Chapter 7 - Third-Party Claims
Chapter 8 - Defenses
Chapter 9 - Law Firm and Partner Vicarious Liability
Chapter 10 - Assignability of Legal Malpractice Claims
Chapter 11 - Federal Jurisdiction 

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