The statute of limitations often defeats legal malpractice claims that might otherwise have some merit. The statute of limitations is the best possible defense a lawyer can have. The statute of limitations differs from state to state. As a client, the important thing to remember is to get moving as quickly as possible once the statute expires. In Titshaw v. Geer, Georgia Court of Appeals 2023, May 24, 2023, the plaintiff came to believe that his lawyer had erroneously advised him to file for bankruptcy. Unfortunately he waited after four years to file suit so his lawsuit was dismissed pursuant to the Georgia statute of limitations.
If you think you may have a claim, talk to a malpractice attorney as soon as possible. Waiting too long only benefits the lawyer defendant.
Ed Clinton, Jr.