Professional Liability

SGL’s attorneys have extensive experience defending various professional liability actions, including:

  • Accountants
  • Architects
  • Directors and Officers
  • Engineers
  • Health Care Facilities and Professionals
  • Insurance Agents and Brokers
  • Lawyers
  • Technology and Computer Professionals

We know that malpractice litigation can be an emotionally-charged and frustrating experience. We seek to aggressively defend these cases while protecting our clients’ overall interests. We engage well-credentialed and respected experts early on to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each case. We obtain and analyze the relevant underlying records and materials as soon as possible, with an eye toward supporting a strong expert opinion as well as possible dispositive motion practice. This early effort facilitates our ability to immediately develop an effective strategy for defending each case.

We staff our cases leanly. Knowing that two experienced lawyers working together efficiently on a matter is more cost-effective than a partner overseeing a team of less experienced associates, we allocate our talent to where it is most needed – in the early preparation and formulation of a sensible, cost-effective defense, rather than to a large group of disconnected junior associates.

When settlement is the most advisable course of action, SGL’s attorneys are well-acquainted with mediation and other methods of alternative dispute resolution through which to resolve professional liability cases. If settlement is not possible, SGL’s attorneys are experienced and successful trial lawyers who are very comfortable in the courtroom or before arbitration tribunals.

Many of the professionals we defend are covered by E&O or D&O insurance policies. Along with our long experience representing insureds, we work closely with insurance companies and third-party administrators to make sure each client receives top-tier, timely, and cost-effective representation.




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