Legal Malpractice Defense Lawyers
Legal malpractice defense lawyers Mark Lester and David Cantrell of Lester, Cantrell & Kraus, LLP are Certified Specialists in California Legal Malpractice Law — a distinction awarded to only a handful of lawyers throughout the state.
The core practice of Lester, Cantrell & Kraus, LLP focuses on legal malpractice claims against lawyers and other professionals, with many cases that have been tried to a verdict. Mark and David represent lawyers in investigations by the State Bar of California, and defend those lawyers to the extent necessary to resolve concerns raised by the State Bar. Mark and David have successfully handled legal malpractice claims against attorneys for breach of contract, negligence and breach of fiduciary duty.
Lester, Cantrell & Kraus, LLP’s legal malpractice defense lawyers have handled jury/non-jury trial and arbitration work for law firms ranging from one to hundreds of attorneys. The matters have included a diverse scope of underlying legal services, including U.S. Tax Court litiga- tion; municipal law services; corporate advising; and general civil Litigation matters of all kinds. In addition, David regularly provides his clients with advice on issues related to the ethical intricacies of their practices.
In addition to offering legal malpractice defense claims, the team devotes a large portion of their practice to the representation of entrepreneurs and privately held businesses. For these clients, the attorneys regularly litigate matters involving shareholder disputes, real estate transactions and disputes, collection matters and employment claims. Mark and David regularly provide outside general counsel services to regional businesses. This role allows them to develop strategies to assist the business in risk management and protection of its assets. Mark Lester and David Cantrell are both rated AV Preeminent for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability by Martindale-Hubbell.