Professional Negligence

Fighting Back Against Professional Negligence And Attorney Malpractice

At the law offices of Dees, Smith, Powell, Jarrett, Dees & Jones, LLP, our experienced professional negligence attorneys handle complaints of lawyer malpractice, negligent actions of other professionals and ethics violations. If you believe you have been the victim of professional negligence, we can help you obtain appropriate damages.

Whether you have been the victim of fraud or your lawyer is guilty for a breach of fiduciary duty, you can take action to protect your rights. We have been protecting the rights of people throughout Wayne County and Eastern North Carolina for more than 100 years. We understand the tremendous responsibility we hold as attorneys and that is why we fight for people who have been taken advantage of by negligent lawyers and other professionals.


Our professional negligence practice is led by a former state bar president. And with almost a century of service to individuals and businesses in Goldsboro and beyond, our firm is highly regarded for our ethical service and representation.

At Dees, Smith, Powell, Jarrett, Dees & Jones, LLPwe understand the rights and responsibilities of North Carolina lawyers. We have seen all types of lawsuits destroyed by attorney’s negligence and abuse of power. We recognize the signs of malpractice, and we are prepared to handle legal malpractice cases involving:

  • Negligence: There is a basic standard of service and legal action to be expected in every case. If your lawyer did not provide you with this level of care, it may constitute negligence and be considered malpractice.
  • Breach of fiduciary duty: Your lawyer is legally obliged to act in your best interest. It is considered a breach of fiduciary duty when lawyers act in their own best interest instead of the best interests of their clients.
  • Breach of contract: There is a contract outlining every relationship between a lawyer and a client. If a lawyer fails to live up to the obligations of the contract, it is considered a breach of contract, a form of legal malpractice.


At Dees, Smith, Powell, Jarrett, Dees & Jones, LLP, we understand that you may have reservations about working with a law firm after you have been the victim of malpractice. At our firm, you will work directly with your attorney who will keep you informed every step of the way.