Jeff Levinger Co-Authors and Presents Speech on Legal Malpractice and Breach of Fiduciary Duty

June 2, 2017 in Speeches

Using a colorful hypothetical about a lawyer named Andy Attorney, Jeff Levinger and Michael Eady co-presented a discussion about legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, and the politics of the Texas Pattern Jury Charges at the University of Texas’s 27th Annual Conference on State and Federal Appeals. Their central thesis was that the current one-size-fits-all pattern jury question for fiduciary duty cases is not suitable for the myriad of fact patterns arising in breach of fiduciary duty cases against attorneys. Accordingly, they suggested ways to tailor the PJC fiduciary duty question to fit several of the more commonly reported situations involving an attorney’s breach of fiduciary duty. The PowerPoint of this presentation can be viewed here.

Subject Matter: Ethics & Professional Malpractice; Procedural & Evidentiary Issues