Can I sue my attorney for malpractice even if I won an arbitration?
June 17, 2014
QuestionA key component was left out of the case which cost me the award of added monies.
Presumably you agreed to arbitrate (if it was in a contract you signed). Without knowing what "key component" was left out, because an arbitrator is not required to give reasons for their award, you may have a tough time proving your lawyer omitted anything. You'd have to look at the written submissions of both sides, as well as a transcript of the oral argument - and there may not be any transcipt. You'd have an uphill battle trying to sue your own lawyer over the arbitration award. Why not try asking your lawyer for an explanation of your options? Arbitration awards need to be converted to judgment before they can be enforced - and the award may be challenged at that juncture.
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