Understanding the Statute of Limitations for Legal Malpractice in Tennessee

The safest approach is to assume that the statute of limitations for a Tennessee legal malpractice lawsuit expires one year from the date your lawyer committed the negligent act.  For instance, if your attorney missed an important court deadline that caused your case to be dismissed, the best way to proceed is to file your legal malpractice claim within one year of the date that your attorney missed the important deadline.

Many times, however, the lawyer may not be truthful with their clients about the mistake and will attempt to conceal the wrongdoing.  As a result, the client may not find out about the malpractice until months or even years after the attorney committed malpractice.  If this is the case, the client will typically have one year from the date that he or she learned about the negligent act.

The statute of limitations for a Tennessee legal malpractice case should not be calculated by the client only.  Please consult an experienced legal malpractice attorney if you think your are the victim of legal malpractice.  One of our Tennessee legal malpractice attorneys can answer your questions during a free consultation.  Please call 901-680-9777 to get started with your case.

Bailey & Greer represents people with legal malpractice claims in Tennessee and Mississippi, including Memphis, Germantown, Bartlett, Cordova, Collierville, Arlington, Lakeland, and all of Shelby, Fayette, and Tipton Counties. We have also handled cases in Arkansas, Georgia, and Missouri.