Legal Malpractice - St. Louis

St. Louis Legal Malpractice Attorneys

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

It's a simple fact - legal action involving a personal injury, wrongful death, business agreement or divorce often impacts peoples' lives in important ways. When your lawyer is guilty of negligence or incompetence your future and financial well-being is adversely affected. At the Belleville, Illinois law office of Ripplinger & Zimmer L.L.C. we're prepared to hold negligent lawyers accountable for the financial harm they cause clients. Our legal malpractice attorneys have vigilantly pursued these kinds of cases for over 25 years and are among a small number of lawyers who are willing to take legal malpractice cases in Missouri.

There is a statute of limitations governing legal malpractice cases -- Contact an attorney before it's too late!

If you've suffered financial harm due to the negligence of an attorney, contact the law office of Ripplinger & Zimmer L.L.C. immediately. We have represented clients throughout Missouri including the Saint Louis metro area, as well as in Rolla, Springfield, Joplin, and Kansas City. We've handled cases for people all over the state of Missouri. We're happy to provide a free consultation and are prepared to drive and meet with you as well.

What Constitutes Legal Malpractice

It is important to keep in mind, however, that any alleged malpractice on the part of an attorney must have resulted in financial lost to the injured client. If your attorney provided a lack-luster presentation of your case or failed to win it for you, unless they acted in such a way that can be demonstrated to have caused you financial harm, you do not have ground for a legal malpractice case.

Grounds for Legal Malpractice Action

While each case is different and should be reviewed by our legal negligence attorneys, some of the grounds for undertaking action against a lawyer are:

  • 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

Steps You Can Take Immediately

Before meeting with one of our legal negligence attorneys, you can take the following steps now in preparation for any action undertaken against your attorney:

  • 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

You have a right to your lawyer's file and court record concerning your case. Collecting these materials will expedite the process of undertaking action to recover damages for the harm committed against you by your lawyer.

Questions? Contact Ripplinger & Zimmer L.L.C. Today

For more information regarding our legal malpractice attorneys, contact the law office of Ripplinger & Zimmer L.L.C. today. We travel throughout the state of Missouri, including Kansas City, Branson, Springfield, and Cape Girardeau, as well as throughout the counties surrounding the city of St. Louis.

We work on a contingency fee basis which means our fees are recovered as a percentage of any settlement awarded to our clients. If we don't win your case, we don't get paid - it's that simple.