Legal Malpractice

The legal malpractice attorneys at Ogborn Mihm are among the most experienced in the United States at handling complex, hard-fought attorney professional liability cases.U.S. News & World Report-Best Law Firms ranks us as a Tier 1 Firm in Legal Malpractice – Plaintiffs.  While we represent all kinds of clients, most of our plaintiffs’ professional liability cases are for businesses or business owners.  We handle cases throughout the United States.

Michael Mihm heads our plaintiff legal malpractice group. He is one of the few plaintiff attorneys in the United States who is a board-certified specialist in legal malpractice law (by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization) .1 The legal malpractice group as a whole has extensive knowledge and experience handling legal malpractice cases stemming from transactional, business, intellectual property, personal injury, tax, real estate, probate, and divorce matters, among others.

About Legal Malpractice Litigation

Legal malpractice cases are typically complex, because they can touch on any area of the law and on any industry involving a lawyer or law firm. They are usually multi-layered because they almost always involve an underlying business transaction or lawsuit. Not only must a court or a jury decide whether a lawyer acted improperly, they also must decide whether the plaintiff was harmed, which means analyzing the underlying transaction or lawsuit as well. Legal malpractice, in other words, is two cases in one.


Our Legal Malpractice Publications

In addition to our hands-on experience, our attorneys are also authorities on legal malpractice and a resource for other attorneys. Mr. Mihm has for many years served as the Managing Editor of Lawyers’ Professional Liability in Colorado, a 2-volume, 1,500 page treatise on legal ethics and lawyers’ professional liability law.   Nearly all of Ogborn Mihm’s trial lawyers have contributed chapters. Our lawyers also routinely teach and write on legal malpractice and professional ethics matters.


Courtroom EntranceOur Professional Liability Litigation Fee Arrangements

We represent clients in legal malpractice cases on an hourly fee basis, a contingent fee basis, or a mixed hourly and contingent fee basis (sometimes called “hybrid” fees). We also analyze potential legal malpractice claims on a flat fee or “do not exceed” basis.

Learn more about our Alternative Fee Arrangements.


Our Work with In-House and Outside Counsel

We routinely consult with prospective clients’ outside counsel or in-house counsel about potential legal malpractice litigation.  Indeed, most of our referrals are from other attorneys. If you represent a client you believe has been the victim of legal malpractice and wish to consult on the matter, please call us.  We’ll be happy to talk to you about how we can help.


Featured Cases

Our lawyers obtained a $2.5 million jury verdict on behalf of the owners of a prominent Colorado retail business in a legal malpractice case arising out of an attorney’s breach of fiduciary duty when aiding a trustee in an attempt to seize control of the family-owned company.

Ogborn Mihm lawyers obtained a $12.8 million jury verdict in state district court of Salt Lake City, Utah.  The verdict, then one of the largest plaintiff legal malpractice jury verdicts in U.S. history, arose out of a prominent law firm’s mishandling of a development application for an 8,650 acre ranch near Park City, Utah.

Ogborn Mihm lawyers have helped numerous clients recover multi-million dollar verdicts or settlements arising out of attorneys’ wrongful conduct in representing individuals or businesses.

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