The foundation of Lowe Yeager & Brown PLLC’s practice has always been advising and representing attorneys and other professionals. The firm prides itself on being “lawyers for lawyers.”
Professional Liability. Lawsuits against professionals are increasingly coming from all directions. The typical lawsuit is brought by a disgruntled client unhappy with the result of an underlying case or transaction. While it is true that attorneys occasionally miss a deadline, most often these cases are merely “Monday morning quarterbacking” by clients who refuse to accept that the outcome of the underlying case or transaction was never certain. An increasing number of cases are also being filed by opposing parties, claiming that attorneys are liable for malicious prosecution, fraud, and related claims. We even see these claims brought against sitting judges.
Disciplinary Matters. In addition to civil lawsuits filed by opposing parties, disciplinary complaints against attorneys, accountants, and healthcare professionals are increasingly common. Although these may be filed by dissatisfied clients or patients, these are often filed by disgruntled heirs or opposing parties or, surprisingly, by their counsel. A thorough knowledge of the rules governing various professionals, combined with our experience dealing with disciplinary counsel, allows us to assist our clients through the course of investigations and disciplinary proceedings.
Advice and Troubleshooting. In the middle of a case or transaction, it can be easy to lose perspective. For that reason, we are available to consult with professionals in the representation of their clients. This can be precipitated by an attorney wanting a second opinion, by an insurance company wanting a fresh look at a case, or in the midst of a dispute between an attorney and client over the handling of a pending matter. In any case, our broad background in everything from CERCLA contribution claims to intellectual property licensing, qui tam actions to anti-trust matters, across many jurisdictions, gives us the insight to advise our clients and “troubleshoot” pending cases.