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Passionate Advocates for Your Rights

Hawaii Legal Malpractice Attorney

Lawyer Responsibility to Their Clients

Attorneys are held to a high standard on behalf of their clients and must comply with the standards of practice while representing them. Attorneys must conduct themselves in an ethical manner, act professionally, and with their client's best interests in mind. If a lawyer fails to act according to a standard of practice, and that failure causes financial loss to their client, the lawyer may be liable for committing legal malpractice.

Our Hawaii personal injury attorneys at Bostwick & Peterson LLP have vast experience litigating legal malpractice cases and are equipped to help you seek compensation for losses caused by the negligence of an attorney. It takes a knowledgeable and skilled attorney in such cases, as it must be shown that the prior attorney mishandled their client's claim and as a result, the client suffered a financial loss.

Generally speaking, the following must be established to have a meritorious claim for legal malpractice:

  • Duty - The attorney must owe a duty of care to the client. This is ordinarily established by way of the attorney's retainer agreement with the client.
  • Breach - The attorney breaches the duty of care owed to the client by failing to comply with standards of care, or violating the terms of the retainer agreement.
  • Causation - The breach of the duty must be the cause the client's financial harm. This may mean that the client lost the underlying case, or that the case had to be resolved for far less that its value without the legal malpractice.
  • Damages - The client must be able to prove damages, ordinarily financial in nature, that are not too speculative to permit recovery.

Protecting Your Rights

Our firm has considerable experience proving negligence and the potential value of lost or undersettled cased. If you would like a free consultation to determine whether you are a victim of legal malpractice, please contact our legal malpractice lawyers in Honolulu today. We have over 40 years of experience in personal injury claims and provide skilled and com passionate legal representation and serve Honolulu and Hawaii.

Contact a Hawaii legal malpractice attorneyif you have been the victim of legal malpractice.

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  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Super Lawyers 2020
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Testimonials From Our Clients

  • “I'm glad they were there for me every step of the way.”

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  • “Mr. Peterson and his team worked tirelessly with dedication.”


  • “You simply can't go wrong trusting your case to this man.”

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What Sets Bostwick & Peterson, LLP Apart

  • Over $750 Million Recovered for Our Clients
  • Record-Setting Birth Injury Verdicts & Settlements in Four States
  • We Have Received the Trial Lawyers "Presidential Award of Merit"
  • We Have Been Included in the List of "Best Lawyers in America" by U.S. News - Best Lawyers®
  • Attorney James Bostwick Is a Certified Specialist by the American Board of Professional Liability
  • We Are Members of the Inner Circle of Advocates, Which Is the Nation’s Top 100 Plaintiff Lawyers