Affidavits Of Merit
Pursuing damages against a professional for malpractice requires strict attention to procedural requirements. A key step, early in the process, is providing an affidavit of merit from another professional in the field that the claim has merit.
Andrew Rubin, Esquire, is a veteran New Jersey attorney who focuses a key part of his practice on bringing professional malpractice claims. His practice also includes serving as an expert witness to provide affidavits of merit in attorney malpractice cases.
Based in Montclair, he serves clients in Essex County and throughout New Jersey. Call today for a confidential consultation.
Getting Over Procedural Hurdles To Move Your Case Forward
New Jersey has had a specific statute on affidavits of merit since 1995. In order to proceed with a lawsuit against a professional for malpractice, you essentially have to survive a preliminary review by a licensed professional in the same field. This process is called obtaining an affidavit of merit (AOM).
There are some detailed guidelines in the statute about how soon this must take place. The plaintiff generally has to file the AOM within 60 days of receiving the defendant’s answer.
This means you need an expert who is familiar with operating on a clear timeline. Otherwise, a case can get dismissed because the AOM requirement wasn’t met.
In legal malpractice claims, Andrew Rubin has a proven track record of providing relevant and timely affidavits of merit. He knows how to identify the issues accurately and provide timely affidavits in appropriate cases.
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