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Can an attorney be sued for emotional duress as well as a tort claim for punitive damages. If a civil matter became a crime.

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Can a lawyer be sued for Deceptive practices if I have suffered from Monetary as well as emotional duress

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    There is simply not enough information in this question to assist you. If you can sue your own attorney all depends upon whether or not that attorney violated any duties owed to you; and those violations compromised a case the attorney was handling. As for punitive damages and emotional distress, they are not ordinarily part of the compensation available in a legal malpractice action, instead a successful plaintiff is entitled to what they would have won in the underlying action had they prevailed. Of course, if the underlying action was seeking emotional distress or punitive damages, then those damages could conceivably be an element of a malpractice claim.

    Stew Crawford, Jr., Esq.

    Crawford Law Firm
    A Full Service Law Firm Serving Pennsylvania & New Jersey

    Philadelphia Area Office
    223 North Monroe Street
    Media, Pennsylvania 19063


    All information provided in this comment is intended for informational purposes only and does not, by itself, create an attorney client relationship. If you wish to consult with an attorney, or have any questions concerning this comment, please feel free to contact our offices through any of the above contact sources.

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