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  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Tucson, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
David W. Baria was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

David W. Baria

Cosmich Simmons & Brown, PLLC
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Insurance Law Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Auburn, New York Liverpool, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Durham, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Batesville, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Construction Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Syracuse, New York Albany, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Coral Gables, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Beverly Hills, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Englewood, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Clinton, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Springfield, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Englewood, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Construction Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Commercial Litigation Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New Haven, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Insurance Law Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Litigation - Insurance Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Insurance Law Litigation - Insurance Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Construction Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Albany, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Rockford, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law Health Care Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Professional Malpractice Law
Lawyer
Zachary J. Lyon was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Zachary J. Lyon

Dopf, P.C.
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Glen Allen, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law Civil Rights Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Alternative Dispute Resolution Professional Malpractice Law

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Practice Area Definition

Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Definition

There are many professions that fall within the ambit of “Professional Negligence.” Examples include accountants, architects, attorneys, chiropractors, engineers, physicians, and real estate brokers.  

Such claims often involve particularized rules concerning the elements of proof as well as defenses that are not available in other kinds of negligence cases. Generally, the touchstone of liability is that the professional’s conduct fell below the accepted standard of care. However, many jurisdictions have unique requirements for professional negligence claims. Some states require that a “Certificate of Review” be filed within a short time of filing a lawsuit stating that the Complaint does not lack merit. Demonstrating that the alleged negligence is the cause of the plaintiff’s damages can be difficult. Statutes of limitations can be a problem in some cases, and the time limits to file a lawsuit vary widely between jurisdictions and types of claims. In some cases, the statute of limitations begins to run when the client should know of the negligent act, even though the damages are not then known. For that reason it is advisable to consult an attorney if there is a suspicion of professional negligence. Damages available in professional negligence cases also vary depending on the jurisdiction and type of claim. Because professional negligence cases tend to be expensive and complex, it is important to hire counsel who has experience with such cases in the jurisdiction where the case will be brought.

There are many professions that fall within the ambit of “Professional Negligence.” Examples include accountants, architects, attorneys, chiropractors, engineers, physicians, and real estate brokers.  

Such claims often involve particularized rules concerning the elements of proof as well as defenses that are not available in other kinds of negligence cases. Generally, the touchstone of liability is that the professional’s conduct fell below the accepted standard of care. However, many jurisdictions have unique requirements for professional negligence claims. Some states require that a “Certificate of Review” be filed within a short time of filing a lawsuit stating that the Complaint does not lack merit. Demonstrating that the alleged negligence is the cause of the plaintiff’s damages can be difficult. Statutes of limitations can be a problem in some cases, and the time limits to file a lawsuit vary widely between jurisdictions and types of claims. In some cases, the statute of limitations begins to run when the client should know of the negligent act, even though the damages are not then known. For that reason it is advisable to consult an attorney if there is a suspicion of professional negligence. Damages available in professional negligence cases also vary depending on the jurisdiction and type of claim. Because professional negligence cases tend to be expensive and complex, it is important to hire counsel who has experience with such cases in the jurisdiction where the case will be brought.