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The lawyers in our Professional Liability Practice Group represent doctors, stockbrokers, realtors, lawyers, insurance agents, architects, and other professionals in defense of claims of professional negligence. We handle litigation, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings and state licensing board disciplinary matters.

As a licensed professional, facing allegations of professional negligence can have multiple severe consequences. In addition to the risk of liability, your professional license and reputation could also be in jeopardy. With this in mind, as defense counsel for professional liability matters, we take a swift and all-encompassing approach to protecting our clients—seeking to favorably resolve their clients’ and customers’ claims as efficiently and discretely as possible.

Defense Lawyers for Professional Liability Lawsuits and Related Proceedings

Our Professional Liability Practice Group provides defense representation for all types of licensed professionals. With decades of experience representing licensed professionals in multiple states, we are able to effectively represent clients in matters involving allegations of:

  • Architectural and engineering malpractice
  • Insurance agent negligence
  • Legal malpractice
  • Medical malpractice
  • Realtor negligence
  • Stockbroker negligence and fraud

Several of the members of our Professional Liability Practice Group are frequent speakers and authors on professional liability issues, and many are active participants in the Defense Research Institute’s Professional Liability Committee. Unlike many other firms, professional liability defense is a core aspect of our litigation practice. With robust practices in the areas of construction litigation, real estate litigation, insurance coverage litigation, intellectual property litigation and securities litigation as well, we offer deep insights and develop comprehensive strategies that are designed to protect our clients to the fullest extent possible.

We Defend Professionals Against Negligence and Malpractice Claims in Litigation, Arbitration and Administrative Hearings

While many professional liability claims lead to litigation, arbitration is also a possibility (and, in many cases, will be contractually mandated), and allegations of professional malpractice can lead to administrative proceedings as well. The lawyers in our Professional Liability Practice Group represent clients in all types of proceedings, with an awareness of how the outcome of one proceeding may impact the outcome of another. Civil litigation and administrative proceedings are often governed by different standards and subject to different burdens of proof; and, as a result, it is imperative to ensure that a stance taken in one proceeding does not inadvertently compromise the defense of a parallel or subsequent proceeding.

Speak with a Professional Liability Defense Lawyer

For more information about our firm’s professional liability defense practice, please contact Practice Group Leader George M. Walker or any of the other lawyers in the Practice Group.