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Can You Be Liable For Legal Malpractice To Nonclients?

Law360, New York (April 1, 2015, 7:40 PM EDT) -- “Who? Johnnie Prince? I don’t know who that is. Oh, him. Yes, I drafted his mother’s will, and yes I may have made some mistakes and the beneficiaries maybe did not get as much as they should have, but how can he sue me for legal malpractice? His mother was my client, not him.”

Can Johnnie sue the attorney for legal malpractice? To establish a claim for legal malpractice, Johnnie would need to prove that the attorney owed him a duty of care, that the attorney...
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