Defense Against Claims of Bad Faith and Professional Liability in Massachusetts
At Brody, Hardoon, Perkins & Kesten, LLP, we understand the potentially severe financial consequences and reputational damage when an attorney or law firm is sued for legal malpractice. We represent self-insured attorneys and lawyers insured by a variety of professional liability insurers. At BHPK, we have quietly resolved claims where discretion has been particularly important to the attorney involved and aggressively fought other claims when clients choose to follow that path.
Keeping in mind that professional liability claims are complex, almost always involving a "case within a case", each case is handled by dedicated lawyers with significant experience. We defend lawyers from virtually every practice area, and utilize a network of experts who are responsive, discreet, and thorough. We work closely with our clients to devise a resolution that best meets their goals, whether that be through early negotiation, use of alternative dispute resolution, or litigation.
We also represent attorneys seeking assistance in evaluating whether their malpractice policy applies to a claim made against them. We represent errors and omissions insurers directly in analyzing coverage disputes. We provide coverage opinions, seek declaratory judgments, and defend against bad faith claims.
In addition, we have years of experience in representing attorneys in disciplinary matters before the Board of Bar Overseers as well as lawyers who face a claim for an ethics violation.
To schedule a confidential consultation with a malpractice defense lawyer at Brody, Hardoon, Perkins & Kesten, LLP, please call our Boston law office at (617) 880-7100 or complete our online contact form.