Laws that govern lawyers are a myriad of many different substantive laws from a multitude of sources. Most obvious are the organized bar's self-regulations, but other laws such as, agency, contract, tort, procedure and evidence law, among others, have important and specific applications to lawyers. When an attorney negligently or intentionally fails to render competent professional services, which cause damages to the client, he or she could be sued for malpractice and so on. Generally, there are three main bases for lawyers' liabilities: Negligence, Breach of Contractual Duties and Breach of Fiduciary Duties. If you feel that your case has been mishandled by an incompetent lawyer, you may be entitled to demand reparation from the attorney for malpractice or breach of contract, etc. Chosen Lawyers can help you do that. However, by law, no one can guarantee the outcome of a case. Thus a mere losing of a case may not be construed as malpractice.