Medical Malpractice Insurance

Lawyers’ Professional Liability Insurance Coverage for Lawyers and Attorneys

At Baxter & Associates, we understand the need for lawyers and law firms to be safeguarded in the event of a malpractice claim.

Are you and your firm prepared in the event a claim is made?

Pro-ac-tive /pro aktiv/

Creating or controlling a situation by causing something to happen rather than responding to it after it has happened.

“Be proactive in identifying and preventing potential problems.”

For almost 20 years, Baxter & Associates has provided Professional Liability Insurance, to over 2,000 clients. We offer industry experience, exceptional service and broad portfolio of products to meet your Professional Insurance needs.

Whether it’s Lawyers’ Professional Liability Insurance, Business Owners, General Liability or Workers’ Compensation coverage, we understand your inimitable challenges and risks in serving your clients and managing your firm. We insure individual lawyers and law firms of all sizes.

*We offer coverage through many insurers, so plans may vary. Request a policy specimen.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Lawyers (Attorney’s) Professional Liability Insurance?
A: Professional liability insurance also called professional indemnity insurance (PII) but more commonly known as errors & omissions (E&O) in the US, is a form of liability insurance is intended to protect lawyers against a negligence claim and being held liable for damages awarded in such a lawsuit.

Q: Do I really need professional liability insurance?
A: It is estimated that five to six percent of all private attorneys face legal malpractice charges each year. The cost of litigation is often greater than the cost of legal malpractice insurance.

Q: Do I really need professional liability insurance?
A: Approximately 951,000 attorneys in the U.S. will face a claim for professional liability in any given year. Claim filings against attorneys has steadily increased in the last 10 years and have shown no trend to believe the pattern change. Lawyers throughout the country, all size firms, and are practice areas are at risk.

Q: What are the most common causes of Lawyer (Attorney) Professional Liability?
A: Attorney malpractice claims differ with each allegation of professional liability. Some of the most common claims according to the American Barr Association are allegations of simple, straight forward mistakes such as:

  • Failure to know/apply the law
  • Planning error
  • Failure to file documents
  • Failure to calendar
  • Procrastination
  • Administrative errors
  • Failure to obtain client consent
  • Conflict of interest
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