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How Long Does a Client Have to File a Legal Malpractice Lawsuit?

 

In Arizona the statute of limitations for a legal malpractice case is 2 years. (A.R.S. ยง12-542).The statute of limitations does not begin to run until the client discovers or should have discovered through the exercise of reasonable care and diligence the facts establishing his or her cause of action. (Kiley v. Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, 187 Ariz. 139, 927 P.2d 796 (App.1992)).

If you fail to file a lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires, you may be barred from asserting any claims against the lawyer. The whole area concerning the statute of limitations is complex. Accordingly, it is imperative that you obtain the services of a lawyer who can further advise you regarding these issues in a timely fashion.