Professional Liability

Professional Liability

In this particularly litigious age, professionals are increasingly scrutinized not just for what they have done, but for what they could or arguably should have done; and not just for the advice or information given, but also for the questions that could or should have been asked, and the advice that could or arguably should have been given. Regardless of the quality of work or level of performance, professionals in all fields of endeavor find themselves increasingly subject to claims for malpractice, misrepresentation, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty, among other claims flowing from alleged failure to perform honestly or competently in the fulfillment of their professional services.

In addition to our practice focused on insurance agent and broker representation, attorneys in the firm’s professional liability defense practice have many years of experience defending a variety of professional liability claims, including claims against:

  • Accountants;
  • Attorneys;
  • Health Care Providers;
  • Financial Consultants;
  • Securities Brokers;
  • Credit Reporting Service Providers; and
  • Debt Collection Services.

In each case, the firm zealously and aggressively pursues defense strategies focusing upon the scope of the retention and the duties owed, whether malpractice was committed or can be established, whether the plaintiff can establish damage as a consequence of the alleged malpractice or breach of contractual or other duties, and the true amount of damages actually incurred. This aggressive and comprehensive approach to each professional liability claim has been the key ingredient to the firm’s record of success, and consistently successful results.

The firm has extensive experience representing securities brokers in NASD and NYSE arbitrations, employers in the context of EEOC and SDHR hearings and civil litigation, physicians and other healthcare professionals, and clients sued under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and Fair Debt Collections Act.