Professional Liability & Services



Wilson Elser’s Professional Liability & Services Practice handles matters involving accountants, architects & engineers, insurance agents & brokers, medical & health care professionals, lawyers, real estate professionals, securities industries professionals and various miscellaneous professionals.

Keeping pace with the significant growth in professional liability litigation, our practice is regularly selected by professionals and their insurers to defend against claims alleging violation of professional or ethical standards.

Drawing on industry experience, legal prowess and the resources of a national law firm, our Professional Liability & Services Practice attorneys maintain a clear advantage in handling individual cases as well as high-volume programs in a comprehensive, purposeful and timely manner.

Our attorneys provide direct defense for professionals on individual cases in courts, before regulatory bodies or in arbitrations and mediations. We also manage large books of business for errors and omissions insurance, miscellaneous professional liability insurance and other forms of coverage, providing all associated services, such as litigation, practice and risk management, regulatory, investigations and ethics, associations and networks, and transactional.

Wilson Elser’s attorneys have handled – from inception through trial – every conceivable type of claim brought by customers against professionals and those acting in various positions of trust, such as fiduciaries and trustees. As dictated by a client’s needs, we work cross-practice with other functional areas within our firm. These resources can be brought to bear to assist with the growing number of challenges that arise in various facets of a case, including cyber risk, privacy rights, employment law, management liability, government affairs, unfair competition, class actions, and commercial and transactional services.

In accordance with the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, we assess whether an attorney client’s conduct might constitute an ethical infraction either before or after its alleged occurrence. Recognizing the menacing repercussions of dealing with unethical conduct after the fact, we work with and advise clients on preventing it.

Our commitment to professional liability litigation has fostered an understanding of the unique issues related to this area of the law. While Wilson Elser takes pride in the ability of its attorneys to bring professional liability matters to a successful jury verdict, we also have the resources to pursue alternative dispute resolution methods, culminating in expedited, cost-effective conclusions that align with our clients’ objectives.