Select State Laws on Limitations Period For Filing Malpractice Lawsuits

CALIFORNIA: Actions for legal malpractice must be brought within one year of discovery of a claim, with a maximum four years’ limitation from the date of the alleged wrong. Proc: Section 340.6.

CONNECTICUT: Actions for legal malpractice must be brought within two years of discovery, with a maximum three years’ limitation from the date of the alleged wrong. Section 52-584.

ILLINOIS: Actions for legal malpractice must be brought within a maximum of six years from discovery of the alleged wrong 735 ILCS 5/13/214/3.

KANSAS: Actions for legal malpractice must be brought within two years of discovery, with a maximum four years’ limitation from the date of the alleged wrong. Section 60-513(a)(7), 60-513(c).

KENTUCKY: Actions for professional service malpractice must be brought within one year from discovery. Section 413-245.

MAINE: Actions for legal malpractice must be brought within two years, Section 753-A.

MISSISSIPPI: Actions for professional malpractice must be brought within two years. Section 15-1-36.

MONTANA: Actions for legal malpractice must be brought within three years from discovery, with a maximum ten years’ limitation from the date of the alleged wrong. Section 27-2-206.

NEVADA: Actions for legal malpractice must be brought within four years. Section 11.207.

RHODE ISLAND: Actions for legal malpractice must be brought within three years. Section 9-1-14.1 and 9-1-14.3.

SOUTH DAKOTA: Actions for legal malpractice must be brought within three years. Section 15-2-14.2.

TENNESSEE: Actions for legal malpractice must be brought within one year Section 28-3-104.


Inside Select State Laws on Limitations Period For Filing Malpractice Lawsuits