Professional Liability

Sometimes even the best efforts produce unexpected results, and even the most seasoned professionals run the risk of being sued by a dissatisfied client.

When you or your company’s reputation, license, and livelihood are in jeopardy, you need the lawyers in ALFA International’s Professional Liability Practice Group by your side.

Claims against professionals are on the rise, and no profession is immune from these claims. Professional liability lawsuits come at a high price — defending them costs money, time, and even reputation. Often, they are accompanied by regulatory or disciplinary complaints. Even winning takes a toll.

ALFA International’s Professional Liability Practice Groups members are among the nation’s go-to lawyers for professionals and their insurers when they need an aggressive defense of claims and risk management advice. With highly skilled professional liability lawyers spread across the country, we can coordinate counsel in many jurisdictions when necessary.

Our attorneys represent lawyers, accountants, architects, engineers, corporate directors and officers, real estate agents, brokers, appraisers and surveyors, insurance agents and brokers, investment advisors/brokers, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, hospitals and medical practices. Serving on the panels of the largest professional liability insurers, we are chosen to defend their insureds in the most complex and varied claims and suits. Our lawyers also successfully defend professionals directly against claims and in disciplinary investigations. Many of our member firms also provide risk management services and consulting to these professionals.

Areas of Focus

  • Pre-suit investigation and claim mitigation
  • Risk management
  • Professional liability insurance coverage analysis
  • Litigation and arbitration
  • Malpractice and other claims, including intentional tort claims
  • Disciplinary actions before state licensing agencies

Client Advisory Board (CAB)

The ALFA International Professional Liability Practice Group is grateful to have the  following clients contribute to our ongoing success by participating in our Client Advisory Board:

  • Kobi Gibbs, Aspen Insurance Group
  • Laura Hawkins, At-Bay Insurance Services, LLC
  • Keely Henthorn, Attorney Protective
  • Crystal Ivy, AmTrust Financial Services
  • David Robles, Allied World
  • James “Jamie” Strong, ProAssurance Companies
  • Naomi Yamada, Arch Insurance Group Inc.

Upcoming Events

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Past Events


2023 Professional Liability Mini Seminar

The 2023 ALFA International Professional Liability Mini Seminar took place on August 11...

2021 Insurance & Professional Liability Seminar (VIRTUAL)

The 2021 ALFA International Insurance & Professional Liability Seminar took place VIRTUALLY...

2021 Webinar: Finding the Phoenix in the Ashes of 2020: Using Our Positions in Law to Achieve Diverse and Inclusive Workplaces That Promote Justice in the World Around Us

ALFA International repurposed some of the innovative and transformative 2021 International Client Seminar (ICS)...

Publications & News


McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC (Harrisburg, PA) Forms Professional Licensing and Ethics Practice

McNees Wallace & Nurick today announced the launch of a ...

Plunkett Cooney (Detroit & Bloomfield Hills, MI) Elects Five Partners to Board of Directors

The partners of Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s...