Professional Liability

Robust legal support to business and legal professionals and executives

Capabilities at a glance:

  • Experienced counsel for insurance brokers, attorneys, directors and officers
  • Proven track record
  • Legal support focused on your interests

Attorneys dedicated to protecting your business and your reputation

When your reputation — and your livelihood — are at stake, you need the strongest legal representation possible.

Quarles’ deep bench regularly handles professional liability matters through all phases — initial analysis, pre-litigation representation and negotiation, aggressive motion practice at the outset of cases, discovery, dispositive motions, and, when necessary, trial. Our experience extends across the country in both state and federal courts, and in arbitration.

Knowledgeable and aggressive professional and executive liability litigators

Quarles’ Professional Liability team has extensive insight and experience litigating complicated claims brought against accountants, actuaries, attorneys, insurance brokers, trustees and many other professionals operating in the worlds of business, finance, insurance and the law. When the need arises, we are proud to assertively serve the litigation needs of all professionals, including:

  • Providing insightful and comprehensive pre-dispute investigation services to help our clients avoid litigation when possible.
  • Identifying and working with nationally known experts to develop persuasive expert testimony.
  • Preparing winning trial strategies, including state-of-the-art graphics and trial presentation materials, to assist our experienced and aggressive trial attorneys in best presenting our clients' often complex cases in court.
  • Defending against third-party subpoenas issued to professionals in underlying disputes involving current or former clients, while always focused on detecting and working to avoid potential exposure for the professional or its firm.

As part of a full-service firm with 13 offices around the country, we can also draw on the legal and industry knowledge of attorneys in nearly every area of legal practice.


  • Insurance brokerage malpractice
  • Legal malpractice
  • Directors and officers liability
  • Additional experience in representing malpractice actions involving actuaries, architects, engineers, accountants, financial professionals, trustees and other fiduciaries


Our professional liability team analyzes risk and defends against liability claims for our clients in multiple professions. The following examples of our work highlights the scope of our professional liability practice.

  • Representing an international insurance broker in professional liability claims throughout the country.
  • Representing an international actuarial firm in professional liability claims throughout the country.

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