Can the plaintiff ask for attorney's fees for the case at bar in an attorney/legal malpractice case?

Can the plaintiff ask for attorney's fees for the case at bar in an attorney/legal malpractice case?

Oconomowoc, WI -

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Joseph Jonathan Brophy

Joseph Jonathan Brophy

Ethics / Professional Responsibility Lawyer - White Plains, NY
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Generally, no. However, if you had to spend more money on attorney's fees in the underlying matter due to the defendant lawyers's malpractice, those fees can be an item of your damages.

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