Legal Malpractice - Chicago

Chicago Legal Malpractice Attorneys

The Law Office of Ripplinger & Zimmer L.L.C.

If you've suffered financial harm due to the negligence or incompetence of an attorney, the Belleville, IL, law office of Ripplinger & Zimmer L.L.C. is prepared to help you recover damages. For over 25 years now our legal malpractice attorneys have assisted clients in holding lawyers responsible for the harm they inflict on peoples' lives. Positioned as watchdogs, Ripplinger & Zimmer L.L.C. is proud to play a role in maintaining the integrity of our profession by making sure incompetence and negligence is exposed.

Representing clients throughout Illinois, including the greater Chicagoland area, as well as in Champaign, Bloomington, Carbondale, and Moline, we provide free consultations and are happy to drive and meet with you. Contact our office today to learn about what we can do for you.

How Do I know if I have a Case?

Legal malpractice involves financial loss or harm suffered by a client due to the negligence or incompetence of their attorney. Any of the following constitutes grounds for suing your lawyer if any harmful financial impact can be established as result:

  • Missed deadlines that adversely affected the case
  • Actions (or inaction) that resulted in crucial evidence being barred that would have affected the outcome of your case
  • Failure to introduce salient, crucial evidence
  • Errors committed in drafting a contract, will, trust, etc, that resulted in financial losses suffered by you

Act Immediately

There is a statute of limitations governing legal malpractice cases. Once you've discovered negligence you have 2 years from the discovery of the lawyer's error in the state of Illinois to act on it. Working with our legal malpractice attorneys, we will guide you through the process involved in preparing your case.

Here are some simple things you can initiate on your own before sitting down to meet one of our legal negligence lawyers:

  • Collect any and all records involving your interactions with your attorney
  • Request a copy of your lawyer's file regarding your case
  • Request from the court a copy of any files related to your case

Contact Ripplinger & Zimmer L.L.C. Today

Ripplinger & Zimmer L.L.C. represented a large number of clients over the years in these kinds of cases. We know what the court look for and how to expose negligence and incompetence on the part of attorneys. We will meticulously and thoroughly evaluate the performance of a lawyer and build a case around their failures. Putting the other side on the defensive, we aggressively pursue these cases and make sure we keep the defense off-balance and on the defensive.

Representing clients throughout the Chicago metro area, as well as throughout the state of Illinois, including Springfield, Libertyville, Edwardsville, and Decatur, we offer free consultations and are perfectly happy to drive and meet with clients. Contact Ripplinger & Zimmer L.L.C. now before another day goes by.