Professional Liability

In addition to our representation of architects and engineers, discussed under Construction Counseling and Litigation, Booth, Mitchel & Strange LLP provides sophisticated and skillful representation in cases alleging the professional negligence of real estate brokers and agents, lawyers, accountants, insurance brokers and agents, medical doctors, dentists, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals. The lawyers in the firm have litigated numerous professional liability claims in court and in private arbitration. We value a close but minimally obtrusive working relationship with our clients and strive for an early and prompt review of the facts and documents underlying the claim, establishment of the event chronology and retention of appropriate expert consultants.

In the defense of real estate agents and brokers , our experience predates the pivotal 1984 case of Easton v. Strassburger, which greatly expanded the duties and potential liability of real estate professionals. We have kept abreast of the statutory and decisional developments in the law and are sensitive to the liability and damage issues unique to the real property arena. In cases arising out of the insurance broker and agent field, the firm's long and broad based insurance practice adds strength to our ability to accurately assess potential liability and the manner in which damages may be limited by the coverage available or unavailable in the market to address the particular calamity for which damages are sought.

Where the negligence of health care professionals is involved, we are well versed in the substantive and procedural requirements of MICRA. We have handled many cases involving a wide variety of medical specialties, including: orthopedics, radiology, neurology, urology, obstetrics, pediatrics, internal medicine, dentistry and podiatry.