Professional

This area refers to legal obligations arising out of a professional’s errors, negligent acts, or omissions during the course of the practice of a craft.

Your professional reputation is the most valuable asset and an allegation of professional malpractices requires an aggressive defense.

An aggressive representation is critical in professional liability cases, and many cases are best resolved by settlement rather than trial. If alternatives such as arbitration and mediation are not workable, we defend professionals vigorously.

We represent doctors, lawyers, attorneys, agents and insurance brokers, engineers accountants, architects, accountants, real estate professionals, and many other professionals who are facing charges of malpractice or other misconduct.

The Firm’s directors and officers/professional liability practice provides services to the insurance industry for the specialized underwriting and claims issues that are generated by these unique areas.

Our clients are domestic insurance companies, overseas insurance companies and syndicates at Lloyd’s, brokers, underwriting managers and other servicing entities for the professional and financial services industry. Many general liability policies comprehend professional liability exclusions and many other professional liability policies define the scope of the “professional services” which they cover.

We review coverage programs and pointed out existing gaps, not advising our clients of an uncovered claim.

The Firm’s directors and officers/professional liability practice provides services to the insurance industry for the specialized underwriting and claims issues that are generated by these unique areas. This practice group’s services include:

  • coverage analysis (including reserve recommendations)
  • supervision of defense counsel
  • insurance policy wording

We offer representation in claims of fraud, disciplinary proceedings, or license reinstatement proceedings. We offer advices concerning conflicts of interest. We provide expert witness services to counsel and parties involved in litigation.

We also represent lawyers, law firms, judges, or judicial candidates concerning legal advertising issues or providing law related services.

We represent companies who have purchased errors and omissions or directors and officers coverage for their professional-level employees. Our clients are domestic insurance companies, overseas insurance companies and syndicates at Lloyd’s, brokers, underwriting managers and other servicing entities for the professional and financial services industry.

We also have significant experience representing professionals who have rendered valuable services and often confront claims that are unfounded such as hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, nurses and other health care professionals before professional disciplinary boards.

We develop strategies designed to defend our clients, working with our insurance coverage team.

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