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Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

  • Obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a regional law firm following a bench trial on claims arising out of representation in a commercial real estate transaction
  • Obtained dismissal in federal court of claims against a regional law firm on the grounds that counsel had no liability to a third party for acts taken within the scope of their representation of their client
  • Settled claims in a "disappointed litigant" case against one of the premier international firms in the United States for a fraction of the settlement demand
  • Settled class action against attorneys arising out of claims concerning alleged violations of privacy law stemming from their prosecution of a prior class action
  • Defended nursing homes in cases tried to jury verdicts concerning negligence in patient care and treatment
  • Obtained summary judgment, and prevailed on appeal, on behalf of the seller’s agent against claims concerning an agent’s duties with respect to the seller’s required disclosures regarding the condition of the property.  See Chastain v. Hiltabidle, 381 S.C. 508, 673 S.E.2d 826 (2009)
  • Represented architects and engineers in design defect matters
  • Prepared and implemented detailed indemnification agreements between companies, their directors, and senior officers
  • Represented officer and director claims in connection with shareholder "squeeze out" litigation, securities litigation, and contested election litigation

Interdisciplinary Team

  • Current and former leaders of local and national defense attorney associations and professional liability committees
  • Team leaders who have collectively tried more than 50 cases to jury verdicts
  • Former in-house and current external general counsels and corporate secretaries
  • Members with experience representing both large and small firms

Our experience representing professionals covers a broad range of professionals

From individual practitioners to international firms, our team has handled professional liability and errors and omissions claims across the following industries:

  • Legal
  • Accounting
  • Real estate
  • Insurance
  • Financial planning
  • Consulting
  • Nursing home
  • Architecture
  • Engineering (multiple disciplines)

Our experienced professional liability team represents professionals against a wide range of claims filed in state and federal courts in numerous jurisdictions

Our team includes experienced leaders in the field of professional liability who consistently achieve favorable results for their clients in trials and out of court settlements. Members of our team also hold key positions in industry and legal groups, ensuring that our team members are always on the forefront of important developments impacting the representation of professionals and are knowledgeable concerning the issues that could impact your practice.

Our litigators are professionals like you who handle your problems so you can continue to focus on what you do best – practicing your profession. We can

  • Develop measures to help prevent litigation before it arises
  • Implement steps to help ensure that you and your firm are ready for litigation
  • Prepare internal and external communications plans concerning professional liability claims with your firm leadership, in-house counsel, insurers, and licensing bodies
  • Defend litigation through discovery, settlement negotiations, alternative dispute resolution, and trials and appeals
  • Identify and hire experts in your practice area who  give valuable advice and can serve as litigation witnesses
  • Oppose expert strategies including investigating and examining opposing experts
  • Prepare witnesses for and defending depositions of fact and expert witnesses and conducting depositions of adverse and non-party witnesses
  • Formulate joint defense strategies by providing strategic guidance to clients and co-counsel in joint defense
  • Providing strategic litigation plans and budgets  to help  "right size" the defense of matters

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

  • Obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a regional law firm following a bench trial on claims arising out of representation in a commercial real estate transaction
  • Obtained dismissal in federal court of claims against a regional law firm on the grounds that counsel had no liability to a third party for acts taken within the scope of their representation of their client
  • Settled claims in a "disappointed litigant" case against one of the premier international firms in the United States for a fraction of the settlement demand
  • Settled class action against attorneys arising out of claims concerning alleged violations of privacy law stemming from their prosecution of a prior class action
  • Defended nursing homes in cases tried to jury verdicts concerning negligence in patient care and treatment
  • Obtained summary judgment, and prevailed on appeal, on behalf of the seller’s agent against claims concerning an agent’s duties with respect to the seller’s required disclosures regarding the condition of the property.  See Chastain v. Hiltabidle, 381 S.C. 508, 673 S.E.2d 826 (2009)
  • Represented architects and engineers in design defect matters
  • Prepared and implemented detailed indemnification agreements between companies, their directors, and senior officers
  • Represented officer and director claims in connection with shareholder "squeeze out" litigation, securities litigation, and contested election litigation
  • Demonstrated experience in trials and out-of-court settlements defending a wide range of claims brought against professionals
  • Sufficient resources to devote the time and attention to your case that it deserves, including complex case management and document and data management capabilities
  • Track record of providing professionals with the day-to-day legal counsel they need in order to avoid lawsuits

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