Defending Against Professional Liability Claims
In today’s litigious society, virtually no profession is immune to legal action. Representatives and brokers, lawyers, accountants, engineers, architects, insurance brokers, financial planning professionals, real estate agents, directors and officers, among others, are coming under increased scrutiny by clients, regulators, and shareholders who believe they have been wronged.
At Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, protecting you and your business is a personal and sensitive matter. Effective representation in professional liability matters requires attorneys who take a personal interest in you and your case and assist you by defending and resolving the claims made against you.
As one of the region’s oldest and most reputable litigation firms, Dickie McCamey stands ready to provide the knowledge and skill necessary to successfully defend professional negligence claims with a minimal amount of disruption and cost. Our professional liability clients are often referred to us by insurance companies — or approach us directly because they are familiar with our successful track record in handling these cases.
It Is Personal
Clients who find themselves involved in a professional liability action are educated, highly trained individuals whose expertise is being questioned. Dickie McCamey attorneys recognize that when a claim is brought against a professional, it can be a serious blow ─ it is personal. We listen to our clients and see the case through their eyes. We seek to determine if they have simply been “swept in” to an action unnecessarily and without justification.
Most importantly, our team looks to the client to partner with us in their defense. To do this, we work hard to earn our client’s trust and understanding. We use the client’s expertise to understand the case. Our attorneys also seek input from our clients in identifying reputable, believable experts who can assist in verifying that standard practices have been followed. We then proceed to prepare the case for trial.
Trial work has been the hallmark of our firm for more than a century. Depth of courtroom experience and our team- and goal-oriented approach enable our lawyers to provide clients with excellent representation at trial. However, if after hearing the details of the case and analyzing all available information we determine that the facts suggest that a reasonable settlement is warranted, we are honest and realistic, offering our best recommendation on how to proceed and resolve the claim prior to trial or arbitration.