We Defend Licensed Professionals and Their Insurers in Professional Liability Litigation

Allegations of professional malpractice can present substantial liability risks for licensed professionals and their insurers. When a patient or client accuses a licensed professional of failing to meet the requisite duty of care, a sophisticated defense is critical, and it is important to get to work building a defense strategy as soon as possible.

Along with civil liability, licensed professionals accused of malpractice can face reprimands, suspensions, and even permanent license revocation. Since the standards that apply in professional disciplinary matters are often different from those in professional liability litigation, professionals accused of malpractice must experience counsel who understands all the risks involved.

Experienced Defense Counsel for All Types of Professional Liability Matters

We have significant experience representing licensed professionals and their insurers in all types of professional liability matters. Professional liability cases are complicated by nature, and avoiding unnecessary liability requires a thorough and detail-oriented approach. Building an effective defense strategy typically involves gathering and reviewing a high volume of documents, and it is critical to engage an experienced expert witness who can persuasively explain why liability is unwarranted.

Our experience includes successfully defending clients against professional liability in insurance claims and litigation throughout Florida. We serve as professional liability defense counsel for:

  • Accountants
  • Architects
  • Attorneys
  • Engineers
  • General contractors
  • Physicians
  • Other licensed professionals
  • Professional liability insurers

For licensed professionals, facing malpractice allegations can be both frustrating and frightening. Along with financial liability, successful allegations can lead to reputational harm and even jeopardize professionals’ careers. At O’Connor, Haftel & Angell, PLLC, we understand what is at stake, and from representing other professionals like you, we know what it’s like to be in your situation. This is one of the many reasons we take a personalized and client-centric approach to professional liability litigation—and why we will do everything we can to protect you to the fullest extent possible.

Identifying and Applying the Relevant Standard of Care

The standard of care is central to all types of professional liability litigation. What constitutes reasonable care varies across industries, geographic areas, and industry sectors in many cases. When representing licensed professionals and their insurers, we rely on our experience and the insights of trusted expert witnesses to identify and apply the relevant standard of care, and we use the available evidence to show that other similarly situated professionals would have made the same decision in similar circumstances.

As a litigation defense firm, we have extensive experience representing licensed professionals and their insurers at trial. However, we also have significant experience in settlement negotiations and handling cases on appeal. When you choose our firm, our lawyers will help you make informed decisions about how best to approach the situation, and we will not hesitate to go to court to protect you, your insurer, and your company or firm.

Contact Us Today

We invite you to contact us if you need to speak with a professional liability lawyer in Florida. Please contact us online to schedule an appointment at O’Connor, Haftel & Angell, PLLC.