The Professional Liability Practice Group at Vaughan Baio & Partners advises attorneys, accountants and other professionals about the legal and ethical issues implicated in their work. We also work hand-in-hand with multinational insurance companies to provide preliminary opinions, advise on coverage issues and handle litigation on behalf of professional liability insurance providers and their insureds.
SENSITIVE TO PROFESSIONALS’ NEEDS
Even the best professionals are susceptible to mistakes. However, the margin of error is low. Overlooking an important detail or making an egregious error can be enough to tarnish one’s professional reputation. Depending on one’s profession, it can open the door to disciplinary hearings, fines or even suspensions. Any of these scenarios can taint a professional’s career prospects.
Vaughan Baio & Partners’ experienced professional liability attorneys will help you troubleshoot the complex issues that can arise in a professional liability lawsuit. Our lawyers are well-versed in the unique issues facing multinational professional liability insurance carriers and the various professional fields in which their insureds work. We cater our practice to companies and insureds in legal, accounting, architecture and other non-medical professional fields. Many of our lawyers have specific experience advising Fortune 500 companies regarding interactions and legal advice given to employees, matters occurring outside the company’s malpractice coverage and even disputes with board members or other executives. We also guide professionals to avoid liability issues before litigious situations arise by reviewing their non-compete agreements, restrictive covenants and mergers and acquisitions documents.
Whether your specific matter relates to discovery sanctions, advertising, offense reporting or multijurisdictional obligations, our professional liability lawyers are here to help advise you on ethical best practices and diffuse litigious situations. Our attorneys will review the facts and substantive law behind your matter and advise you on the exposure you could face based on the transactional, tax mitigation and legal decisions you’re considering for your clients.
TAILORED REPRESENTATION AT ALL PHASES OF LITIGATION
When we analyze a professional liability case, we do not simply go through the routine motions of filing appearances and serving discovery. When your professional license is on the line, you cannot afford to try conventional approaches and expect exceptional results. Our approach is tailored, collaborative and personal to the needs and goals of each individual client. We first perform an in-depth review and analysis of your decisions and situation to ensure that we understand your litigation objectives. Afterward, we tailor a targeted response designed to achieve those objectives. This process allows us to provide tailor-made strategies based on the client’s personal and professional objectives. Regardless of your profession or situation, we will counsel you on strategies and tactics that professionals can use to diffuse the malpractice or liability exposure they confront before it erupts into litigation. We also may work with your insurance underwriter to settle or dispose of the dispute in a way that ensures the best outcome for your professional future.
Should your case head into litigation, Vaughan Baio & Partners is prepared to defend your interests. Our trial lawyers will harness our extensive knowledge of the procedural and substantive rules applicable to your matter to encourage ethics committees, juries and judges to take your side.