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March 1, 2019 By Robert M Buchholz and Terrence P McAvoy Hinshaw & Culbertson LLC Lawyers for the Profession® Arch Ins. Co. v. Kubicki Draper, LLP, 2019 Fla. App. LEXIS 886 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. Jan. 23, 2019) Brief Summary READ MORE >>

Over the years we have run into this coverage problem that unknowingly creates a lack of coverage for an attorney.  Just like a sleeping baby, no one screams until the baby is awakened. A multi-member law firm has a tenant attorney staying in their office space. READ MORE >>

With law firms trying to reduce their costs by avoiding hiring new associate attorneys many firms have turned to hiring contract or appearance attorneys either on a short- or long-term basis.  This allows the law firm to take on more legal work without having to permanently increase its fixed costs. READ MORE >>

An attorney can do the darnedest things to ensure that they get their claim denied.  Attorney Malpractice insurance policies are claims-made and reported policies.  Remember insurance policies are contracts.  Not understanding your coverage is not a defense for getting a claim denied. READ MORE >>

Many an attorney is frustrated when they first breach the subject of using the “free” non-practicing Extended Reporting Period Endorsement (ERP or Tail) with their Attorney Malpractice Agent.  If the agent tells them the cold “truth”, it can change the attorney’s plans about how and when to retire. READ MORE >>

Unlike 10 to 20 years ago attorney malpractice claims are now a part of life.  Today it is a cost of doing business.   Being a defendant in a legal malpractice claim is no fun.  In addition to the potential cost of an adverse judgement, there is the stress and expense of being away from practicing law to defend yourself. READ MORE >>



The conundrum some attorneys face is that after they retire, they really did not want to fully retire.  An old client or a new client comes along and wants the attorney to do some part-time legal work.  While a free non-practicing Extended Reporting Period Endorsement (ERP)Tail is a valuable endorsement, it can be made worthless. READ MORE >>

Have blogged about this before.  Attorney’s close to retirement having qualified for a free non-practicing ERP are shopping their malpractice insurance.  Saving a couple hundred dollars today could cost thousands tomorrow. READ MORE >>

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