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On March 12, 2019, L’Abbate Balkan partner, William T. McCaffery, will present “Malpractice Claims Against Defense Counsel: Preventing and Recognizing Potential Claims” at the 2019 CLM Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.

03.01.19

On March 12, 2019, L’Abbate Balkan partner, William T. McCaffery, will present “Malpractice Claims Against Defense Counsel: Preventing and Recognizing Potential Claims” at the 2019 CLM Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Insurance defense firms face increasing exposure to legal malpractice claims from their clients, the insurance carriers that retain them, and even excess insurers. Defense firm liability can arise from any number of causes, including conflicts of interest in the tripartite relationship between carrier, client, and the law firm; discovery failures; strategic errors; and mistakes in the settlement process. This session will discuss errors that give rise to legal malpractice claims, how defense firms can prevent such errors, how defense firms should address such errors, and how claims representatives can recognize potential errors that might give rise to a claim against their assigned defense counsel. 

Mr. McCaffery is a member of L’Abbate Balkan’s Attorney Liability Practice Group.  He represents attorneys and law firms that have been sued for legal malpractice in cases arising from real estate and personal injury matters to complex business transactions and commercial litigation.  L’Abbate Balkan’s Attorney Liability Practice Group has a well-documented track record of excellence in representing attorneys since the time of the Firm’s founding more than 35 years ago.

For more information about this presentation, please visit www.theclm.org.

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