Attorneys in our Professional Liability practice provide our clients with a full range of services. We regularly defend lawyers, accountants, agents, brokers, and other professionals in a wide array of litigation:
Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act violations brought against attorneys, accountants, insurance brokers and agents, and corporate officers and directors.
In addition, we represent professional liability insurers in coverage litigation, arbitration, and ADR proceedings, as well as provide general counseling and advice.
Since high damage amounts are commonly sought, professional liability litigation is a high-stakes affair, often involving both large damages claims and the threat of significant reputational harm. To effectively defend professional liability claims, a lawyer must understand the following:
We understand our professional clients' needs to have the claim resolved quickly and reasonably whenever possible. We are also sensitive to client concerns regarding the high costs often associated with defending professional liability actions. We constantly seek alternatives to expensive, protracted litigation and encourage arbitration and mediation in all appropriate cases.
Litigation, when necessary, is handled by a group of attorneys, paralegals, and staff with extensive experience in liability issues.
Holden Litigation's attorneys are often called upon to represent doctors, accountants, insurance agents, architects, engineers and other professionals facing professional malpractice claims with the potential to jeopardize our clients' reputations and professions. Holden Litigation is retained directly by these clients, and in other instances, by their insurers. Professional liability cases handled by the Firm generally involve large financial exposure and sophisticated legal and technical issues.