Capehart Scatchard’s Professional Liability Practice Group
Capehart Scatchard’s Professional Liability Practice Group is experienced in defending all types of professional liability claims against attorneys and we work with some of the nation’s top insurance carriers. Our full-service law firm background allows us to defend attorneys in a broad spectrum of professional disputes in any and all practice areas including regulatory, financial, commercial, personal injury, bankruptcy, tax, and estates.
Our litigation defense attorneys are experienced in both the trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Our goal is to resolve case early where appropriate through dispositive motions, mediation, and alternative dispute resolution. Because we are attorneys first, we are sensitive to the impact that even a frivolous malpractice claim has on your insureds and their firms. As one of the oldest law firms in the tri-state area, we understand the need to preserve a law firm’s image in the legal community and we work with your insureds and local media to maintain firm image particularly in cases of high profile cases.
All Capehart Scatchard litigation defense attorneys who focus on legal malpractice defense are committed to staying abreast of the latest developments in this changing practice area, including the multitude of ethics rules in the many jurisdictions where we routinely appear. We also offer consultative and advisory services to law firms and insurers alike in the areas of risk management and professional responsibility. We have several experienced shareholders and associates in our Professional Liability Practice Group who regularly provide our clients with the latest defensive strategies for maintaining the highest professional standards which can have the effect of minimizing or preventing claims.
Professional Liability Group Attorneys
- Christopher J. Hoare, Chair
- Peter S. Bejsiuk
- Thomas A. Clark
- Stephen J. Alexander
- Matthew R. Litt
- Laura D. Ruccolo