Professional Liability

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    Team Leaders

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    About

    Steptoe & Johnson’s attorneys understand the critical, emotional, financial, and reputational issues at stake in professional liability defense and have earned a reputation for defense verdicts and vigorous, proactive, and efficient advocacy on behalf of clients through all aspects of a claim.

    Team members are mindful of both the cost of litigation and the risk of encouraging additional lawsuits by settling cases that should be tried. They work with clients to achieve their business goals and seek a cost-effective, early resolution of every case. The group is experienced in the areas of medical, legal, drug, and medical device litigation, and professional liability defense of:

    • All health care professionals and health care facilities
    • Accountants
    • Architects
    • Attorneys
    • Realtors
    • Educators
    • Engineers
    • Stockbrokers
    Representative Experience
    • Defended physicians, chiropractors, midwives, and nurses at trial, appeal, and pre-trial involving allegations of medical malpractice in the following medical specialties: midwifery, OB-GYN, family practice, oncology, anesthesia, orthopedic surgery, neonatal care, negligent credentialing, pediatrics, cardiothoracic surgery, emergency room, general hospital care, and correctional institution care
    • Represented pharmacist in medical negligence and liability lawsuit alleging improper dispensing of prescription medication
    • Successfully defended hospitals in patient care disputes through all aspects of litigation, including trial
    • Advised a wide variety of hospitals and clinical practices on day-to-day risk management, loss prevention, insurance, and regulatory and operational matters
    • Successfully defended skilled nursing facilities at trial, in arbitration, and in all facets of litigation in all types of resident care matters
    • Represented a real estate broker in a suit for alleged failure to disclose conditions and defects in a residential property
    • Defended a CPA’s service as trustee for an “operating” trust with more than $13M of businesses and assets in the timber, logging, and lumber industries
    • Successfully obtained summary judgment for attorneys in legal malpractice
    What Sets Us Apart
    • Team members strategically located throughout the U.S. to assist national clients
    • In-house nurse paralegals, accountants, and engineers to assist attorneys in crafting a defense for professionals
    • More than 40 areas of practice provide cross-team collaboration
    • The Professional Liability Group works closely with the firm's Health Care Group and Long-Term Care Team in order to stay abreast of current trends and concerns

    Team Members

    C. Haley Bunn

    Of Counsel

    Anders W. Lindberg

    Member, Chair, Litigation Department