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Protecting South Florida Residents Consumer's Rights

Consumers expect that professionals are educated, well trained and licensed to perform services, acting within both occupational and ethical guidelines. Most of the time, professionals do adhere to and follow these standards. However, if they do not, clients may face serious legal, business or financial consequences.

The Law Offices of Geoffrey D. Ittleman, P.A., represents people that have sustained damages due to the misconduct or mistake of professionals. Our Fort Lauderdale professional malpractice attorney diligently works to protect your rights and has experience handling claims against:

  • Accountants
  • Architects
  • CPAs
  • Engineers
  • Insurance companies
  • Lawyers
  • Real estate agents
  • Real estate brokers

Legal Claims of Professional Misconduct

Simply being dissatisfied with the service a professional provided is not enough to pursue a legal remedy in a Florida court or before a professional body. Even if the mistake costs you money, it may still not be a successful grievance. The following are examples of professional misconduct:

  • Mingling trust funds with other business bank account funds
  • Failing to act with care
  • Disclosing confidential information
  • Failing to provide material information to clients
  • Engaging in activities that are a conflict of interest
  • Missing important deadlines

Our Fort Lauderdale professional malpractice attorney can review your case, explaining your options and the potential to recover any damages due to the harm you suffered for a professional acting inappropriately.

Professional Misconduct Grievances

Each profession’s licensing agency governs professional conduct. Attorneys in Florida are subject to the rules provided by the Florida Bar Association. Engineers answer to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers. Certified public accounts must be licensed and adhere to strict ethical standards.

Each professional agency and its governing body has procedures for reviewing and handling professional grievance complaints. If you do not know how this process works, you may be unsuccessful in your claim, which is why you may need an attorney to help guide you through each step.

Pursuing Lawsuits Against Professionals

While filing a grievance claim may help you achieve justice, in some cases, filing a lawsuit is necessary. Our attorneys will review your claim, determine if you have a viable case and help strategize the best way to help you achieve justice successfully. We may recommend negotiations or administrative hearings for more cost-effective results.

We Hold Professionals Accountable

Professionals have a duty and obligation to provide ethical, knowledgeable services that best protect your interests. If they fail to do so and you suffer damages due to their professional misconduct, the attorneys at The Law Offices of Geoffrey D. Ittleman can help you recover damages. Contact our professional malpractice team today for a free consultation.

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