Professional Liability & Ethics
For 20 years, LPCH has included a substantial group of lawyers who have expertise in representing law firms and lawyers. Our attorneys have a unique depth and breadth of knowledge concerning the laws and regulations that govern lawyers. The practice revolves around both litigated matters – malpractice suits and disciplinary cases – and counseling law firm management and individual lawyers in avoiding and reacting to ethics and law firm administration problems.
LPCH has represented many of the largest law firms in the nation as well as smaller groups and solo practitioners in virtually every context that lawyers become involved in. We have represented lawyers in civil litigations both as plaintiffs and defendants; we have an active regulatory practice concerning disciplinary issues, unauthorized practice issues, and bar admissions problems; and we have done commercial work, including leases and bank loans, for law firms of all sizes. We have incorporated law firms of all sizes. We have incorporated law firms; written and amended partnership agreements for law firms; assisted in law firm mergers and splits; and counseled dozens of lawyers leaving or joining law partnerships. In short, we can call on previous experience in connection with virtually any problem faced by lawyers and law firms.
LPCH represents lawyers and other professionals accused of malpractice, breaches of fiduciary duty, disciplinary violations or other misconduct. We offer experienced, aggressive and discreet representation in professional liability cases, and fully appreciate the heavy responsibility of defending the reputations and livelihoods of our professional colleagues.
The firm’s professional liability practice includes malpractice defense, general ethics consultation and advice, representation in disciplinary proceedings, special counsel regarding disqualification and sanctions motions, expert testimony, and appeals.