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Small firm attorneys may choose to go without malpractice insurance in the mistaken belief that their close relationship with their clients makes them immune to claims. Other attorneys believe that the chances of facing a claim are low. The logic flaw is that small firm attorneys are just as likely to have a malpractice claim as their more high-profile peers. READ MORE >>

Attorneys that are forming new practices, either for the 1st time as a new in practice attorney or coming from a larger firm often confront application questions that do not make sense.  Malpractice Insurance Applications are retrospective questionnaires. READ MORE >>

Attorney Malpractice Insurance policies are not “All Risk” insurance contracts.  It is important to know what is covered in your policy.  Unfortunately, I normally get this question after the attorney is either threatened with sanctions or sanctions have been awarded: From Attorney READ MORE >>

Many law firms do not answer this attorney malpractice application question correctly.  Basically, the insurer wants to know what you did last year.  Emphasis on the ‘last’ year.     READ MORE >>

Every few months we have a law firm contact us about a judge that awarded attorney’s fees to the other party.  That award can be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.  Many are under the false assumption that this is something normally covered under an attorney malpractice policy. READ MORE >>


Protecting the ‘business side of the law’, the firm needs to carry business owners, workers compensation, and cyber insurance. But these commercial insurance policies exclude the ‘practice side of the law’. Claims-made attorney malpractice insurance policies protect the ‘practice side of the law’. READ MORE >>

For years some professionals go without worrying about malpractice insurance coverage and the protection that comes with having their past acts covered.  But then there is a changing of the guard and the attorney or accountant calls because they need past acts protection. READ MORE >>

Attorney Malpractice Insurance policies are generally written as a ‘Duty to Defend’ policy.  With a Duty to Defend policy the insured has an expectation that if a claim is brought against the insured that the insurer will step up to the plate and provide a defense for the insured. 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 >>

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