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Stanford, Ryan & Associates, APC Legal Malpractice Specialists

We are exclusively dedicated to prosecuting high value legal malpractice claims and large fee disputes against attorneys and law firms. There are about 120 California State Bar Certified Legal Malpractice Specialists in California but only a fraction represent clients against their former lawyers. We handle the largest, most complex, and serious legal malpractice claims and fee disputes in California and sometimes in other states. Our principal lawyers, Mr. Ryan and Mr. Stanford are both Certified Legal Malpractice Specialists and are experts in the field. Our lawyers are also upper echelon litigators and trial attorneys who have the experience and skill to optimize your chance of obtaining the compensation you deserve.

Our firm has successfully litigated legal malpractice and fee dispute claims for corporations, billionaires, millionaires and individuals involving malpractice in: Commercial litigation; Bet-the-company litigation; Construction defect; Cannabis law; Business disputes; Family law; Negligently drafted documents; Wills and trusts; Real estate; Employment law; Sexual harassment; Wrongful termination; Patent Law; Personal injury/wrongful death; Premises liability; Tax law; Government claims and contracts and a variety of other types of cases.

Lawyers can commit malpractice or breach their professional obligations to clients in a variety of ways that are unique to each case. Do not make the same mistake and hire the wrong lawyers again! If you believe your lawyer has caused you financial harm call or email us today.

Although our record and results are unprecedented in this field, each case is unique and results are never guaranteed. We do not provide free consultations or free legal advice to prospective clients. However, if you want a consultation, you may schedule an appointment and pay a consultation fee.

Client Reviews

Dan Stanford and Ray Ryan represented us in a complex legal malpractice case against multiple law firms (including two from Minneapolis) that lasted several years. Dan Stanford was dedicated, aggressive and thorough. We prevailed and he literally saved our lives ‘savings.’
– Mark and Bridget A. – Solana Beach, CA

When we had to sue our lawyer for legal malpractice, we had a tough time finding a lawyer who would sue another attorney. We were fortunate to be referred to Dan Stanford of Stanford and Associates, who handled a difficult and complex case with a wonderful combination of finesse and aggressive tactics. We have never forgotten his fine work for us.
– John and Barbara H. – Alaska

Dan Stanford was the pioneer in the field of suing lawyers and law firms. He was perhaps the first lawyer in California to limit his practice to representing clients against lawyers. And, after 38 years of practice, he continues to be the premier legal malpractice trial lawyer. He handled my case with perfection.
– Pat S. – La Jolla, CA

Recent Case Results

We have recovered tens of millions of dollars over the years. However, our case results are confidential out of respect for our clients’ financial privacy rights, the reputations of the negligent lawyers, and in compliance with confidentiality terms of settlement agreements.

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