Professional Liability

The attorneys at Anderson, McPharlin & Conners LLP have participated in professional liability and related coverage litigation since 1947.

Mindful of the coverage issues which always are present, the Firm defends both intentional and negligence-based claims and administrative proceedings against professionals, including lawyers, insurance agents and brokers, real estate agents and brokers, accountants, corporate directors and officers, and miscellaneous professional liability matters.  The Firm also advises and represents carriers in related insurance coverage litigation.

Anderson, McPharlin & Conners LLP couples emerging and ever-changing technology with historical values of personal service, integrity, and experienced representation. With seasoned attorneys who have proven ability, and using sophisticated document management techniques, the Firm has maintained a consistent standard of excellence for over 65 years.

Anderson, McPharlin & Conners LLP attributes its success in professional liability matters to the ability of its attorneys to properly analyze claims, their studied familiarity with insurance products (including “burning limits” errors and omissions coverage), and their broad knowledge regarding the challenged underlying transactions. Claims are analyzed to determine if malpractice actually was committed and to determine if there exists the slightest causal relationship between liability and damages (including the potential consequences to the claimant if the alleged malpractice was not committed). The Firm has substantial experience in underlying “case within a case” issues arising from claims against legal and other professionals. The Firm has represented a wide spectrum of legal professionals from solo estate planning and personal injury practitioners to those involved in more complicated federal bankruptcy and patent/trademark law matters. It also has represented other professionals, including insurance brokers and agents, who range from local independent practitioners to managing general agents to sophisticated worldwide entities, including third party administrators.

The attorneys at Anderson, McPharlin & Conners LLP understand that professionals often take a very personal interest in claims and suits brought against them. The Firm has the credibility and experience to counsel professionals that, in certain cases, resolution short of “vindication” is appropriate. References are available from professionals the firm has represented upon request.

Practice Group Attorneys:

David J. Billings
Carleton R. Burch
Rina Carmel
David R. Hunt
Thomas J. Kearney
Peter B. Rustin
Paula Tripp Victor
Kenneth D. Watnick