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We are frequently asked why a Commercial Umbrella Insurance policy cannot be used to increase liability limits for their attorney malpractice exposure.  The simple answer is that a Commercial or Personal Umbrella Insurance policy specifically excludes coverage for work done by an attorney. READ MORE >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Accountants Errors & Omissions and Attorney Malpractice insurance policies may have a Firm Prior Acts Date, an Individual Prior Acts Date, a Career Coverage Prior Acts Date and/or Predecessor Firm Prior Acts Date. Each can be used to address specific coverage needs: 1. READ MORE >>

What do you mean that Full Prior Acts might not mean Full Prior Acts.  Legal Malpractice Insurance policies are similar but there is no common meaning to the terms.  Full Prior Acts is a term that is often misunderstood and changes from insurer to insure as to its meaning. READ MORE >>

Brief background Most property & casualty insurance policies are occurrence policies.  Your personal auto, homeowners and business owners policies are good examples of an occurrence policy.  With an occurrence policy, the policy that is on the risk at the time that a covered act &l... READ MORE >>

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