$218K Malpractice Award Cut For Lack Of Expert Testimony

Law360 (July 22, 2020, 5:03 PM EDT) -- A Texas appellate court has chipped away at an $872,800 jury award in a lawsuit brought by a client against his former attorney, determining the client's failure to present expert testimony about the cause of his damages doomed the more than $200,000 portion of the award related to legal malpractice.

In an opinion issued Tuesday, a three-justice panel of the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston sided with former attorney Ernest Powell III — who has since resigned his license in lieu of disciplinary action in an unrelated matter — and wiped out $218,200 of the award in favor of Victor...

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