Lawyers' Professional Liability
Marshall Dennehey is uniquely positioned to defend lawyers’ professional liability (LPL) claims, and we have been doing so for over three decades. In addition to defending civil matters, we also represent attorneys in disciplinary matters, and we furnish counseling and risk management advice to law firms.
Our familiarity with the bench and bar fosters our ability to manage sensitive issues inherent in many legal malpractice and bar complaint matters. Representing our colleagues at the bar requires tact, finesse, experience and poise, and our attorneys are especially sensitive to reputational issues.
The prototypical legal malpractice case involves two matters: the act or omission of the attorney and the underlying lawsuit or transaction. With more than 30 distinct practice groups, Marshall Dennehey’s LPL clients benefit from our firmwide civil defense litigation practice. For example, when a legal malpractice claim derives from an underlying medical malpractice matter, members of our Health Care Liability Practice Group bring depth and added knowledge to the defense of the matter.
In addition to the firm’s prowess in defending attorneys and their firms, Marshall Dennehey is proud of its success in providing creative solutions to traditional legal issues. The attorneys within the practice group look for “business solutions” and have structured the resolution of cases by resurrecting the underlying transaction which gave rise to the legal malpractice claim.
The attorneys within this practice are involved in precedent-setting matters. Also, we are thought leaders in the professional liability industry as frequent authors and speakers on risk management and legal malpractice defense.
In addition to defending these claims in the six states where our offices are located, we try cases as lead counsel on a national basis and associate with local counsel when necessary. The firm has provided counsel to respected lawyers from essentially every domestic insurance carrier and has represented lawyers through the London market.