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Caplin & Drysdale
Professional Liability

Our attorneys know how to move quickly to take over a malpractice dispute and handle every aspect of it — from dealing with the insurer on coverage questions, to analyzing the substantive problem, finding, retaining and educating the proper experts and, if necessary, trying the case. We have served both as counsel to law firms and lawyers against whom claims are being asserted and as expert witnesses testifying on the standard of care in various substantive fields as well as the reasonableness of legal fees.

Representative Engagements

  1. Our attorneys represented another national law firm in defense of a $110 million legal malpractice claim arising from admittedly erroneous advice about the reach of the Investment Company Act of 1940.

    Result:  We successfully challenged the credentials of a law school professor to testify as to the standard of care for a practicing lawyer and won a motion for summary judgment that was affirmed.

  2. An attorney facing abuse of process and civil conspiracy claims arising out of representation of a personal representative in a multi-million dollar estate retained the firm to defend him.

    Result: After targeted discovery, Caplin & Drysdale filed a summary judgment motion that successfully disposed of all claims, and sustained that judgment on appeal.
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