Our professional liability practice includes a number of various specialties handled by different attorneys with expertise in particular fields.
Defense Of Medical Malpractice Claims
The firm specializes in the defense of medical malpractice claims against physicians, hospitals and related health care providers. Clients include local physicians as well as Kaiser Permanente, the largest HMO in the United States.
Our expertise in medical standards also provides the opportunity for the firm to defend nursing homes and other similar long term care facilities in claims alleging individual or systemic failures to provide proper care in such facilities.
Defense Of Errors And Omissions Claims Against Insurance Agents And Brokers
In addition to its substantial medical malpractice practice, the firm also has over fifteen years of experience in defending errors and omissions claims against insurance agents and brokers. This practice is a natural outgrowth of the firm’s extensive knowledge regarding the placement of insurance coverage, underwriting and claims handling, all utilized to rapidly analyze such claims and devise appropriate defense strategies for such litigation.
Counseling And Defending Architects And Engineers
Another aspect of the firm’s professional liability practice involves counseling and sometimes defending architects and engineers relating to their professional activities. This representation again draws upon the firm’s substantial experience in defending construction-related lawsuits of all types, and particularized knowledge of AIA contracts, the relationships and corresponding legal duties between owner, design professionals, general and subcontractors on construction projects.
Defense of Legal Malpractice Claims
The firm has also successfully defended, through trial and appeal, a number of legal malpractice claims and has reached favorable resolutions of numerous other such claims prior to trial.