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Wilkinson v. Zelen, B200074

In the context of legal malpractice actions stemming from an attorney's representation in an underlying criminal trial, a legal malpractice plaintiff must prove factual innocence and exoneration as to all transactionally related offenses comprising the basis for the underlying criminal proceeding in order to maintain a malpractice action.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 09/25/2008
  • Published 09/25/2008




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, Anthony J. Dain;  Law Offices of Eric R. Larson and Eric R. Larson, San Diego, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Pollard Mavredakis Cranert Crawford & Stevens and Joyce L. Mavredakis for Defendant and Respondent.
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