Malpractice Lawyers

By: Dania Valenzuela

Malpractice Definition:

Improper, illegal, or negligent professional activity or treatment, especially by a medical practitioner, lawyer, or public official.

Job description:

Medical malpractice lawyers litigate lawsuits based on the negligent conduct of doctors, nurses, dentists, therapists, technicians and other medical professionals and health care providers.

Job Requirements:

Degree Level: Juris Doctor

Licensure: Must pass bar exam and possibly meet other state requirements for licensure

Experience: Entry-level lawyers may work as associates alongside other legal professionals, and can advance completing multiple years of experience at this level

Key Skills: Analysis, critical thinking, research, public speaking, and writing


4-year undergraduate degree, followed by three years of law school.


Median annual salary more than $131,000 in 2013