Professional Liability

Atheria’s Professional Liability group is a robust team of lawyers and legal professionals, each with extensive experience representing insurers in connection with a wide variety of claims against lawyers, architects, engineers, accountants, and other professionals.

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Our clients’ insureds range from solo practitioners to the largest professional services firms in the world. We are routinely involved in bet-the-company claims with alleged damages in the billions of dollars. Our team prides itself on our zealous representation of insurers’ interests without losing sight of our clients’ valuable relationships with brokers and their insureds.

In this capacity, we regularly: 

Represent primary insurers and excess towers reaching into the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Distinguish ourselves with our creative resolution of claims involving construction projects of all sizes, from single-family residential to multi-billion-dollar public works and infrastructure.
Analyze risks attendant to legal-malpractice claims arising from complex underlying transactions and litigation.
Advise our clients and their insureds on risk-management practices; risks posed by mergers, acquisitions, and consolidation of firms; and cutting-edge legal issues such as cyber exposure.
Negotiate commercial resolutions of multiparty, multidisciplinary, and multijurisdictional disputes.
Counsel insurers regarding complex coverage issues, loss reserves, and defense reserves.

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Bill Casey
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Christina Marshall
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David Jordan
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Eric Moon
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Nick Lieberknecht
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Nicole Shapiro
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