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Arizona Legal Malpractice Law (2015)

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Civil Litigation
Barry Lance Entrekin
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This treatise concerns cases where clients sue their attorney, alleging under one or more legal theories that the attorney’s error or omission (or in less common cases, intentional conduct), has caused them recoverable damages. During a recent four-year period, every legal malpractice claim study shows real estate, plaintiff’s personal injury and family law as the three largest categories and making up half or more of all claims. Preparing, filing and transmission of documents (not including pleadings) made up the largest share of all claims, while erroneous legal advice was second.



  • Lawsuits Against Attorneys By Clients
  • Causes of Action for Clients

    • Negligence
    • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
    • Fraud
  • Causes of Action for the Non-Client

    • Negligence
    • Breach of Fiduciary duty
    • Intentional Torts
  • Vicarious Liability
  • Causation
  • Damages
  • Statutes of Limitation/Other Defenses
  • Recurring Issues
  • Brief Overview of Attorneys' Professional Liability Insurance



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The Entrekin Law Firm

Lance Entrekin has been a member of the State Bar of Arizona for 

twenty years and has been the head of his own firm for fifteen years. 

His primary area of practice is legal malpractice litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants.  He is the sole author of the Arizona Legal Malpractice treatise, writes a legal affairs column for the Arizona Republic and served for many years on the State Bar Fee Arbitration Committee.  He is rated “Superb” by the preeminent attorney rating service and has extensive first chair trial experience and extensive appellate experience.  He has also served on the Boards of Cox Charities and the Chandler Symphony.


Lance received his law degree from the University of Southern California and an M.B.A. and B.A. from the University of Arizona.  In his spare time, he likes to travel with his wife, Kathryn and their sons, Lance, Drake and Brian.