Semmes’ attorneys have extensive experience in the defense of professional liability claims brought against lawyers, accountants and many other professionals.

Legal Malpractice

Semmes’ attorneys have litigated liability claims and coverage issues involving lawyers in numerous cases throughout federal and state courts in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia. We have defended lawyers and advised their professional liability insurers in matters spanning the full range of legal disciplines, including litigation, estates, domestic relations, administrative law, securities and real estate. These matters have involved a broad spectrum of issues, such as liability to non-clients, breach of fiduciary duties, fraud and RICO as well as negligence and breach of contract.

Active participation by the Firm’s attorneys with the National Legal Malpractice Conference sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability, the Professional Liability Committee of the ABA Litigation Section, and the Professional Liability Committee of the Defense Research Institute, among other organizations, ensures that the Firm’s attorneys keep abreast of the latest developments in lawyers professional liability and insurance issues.

Other Professional Liability

In addition to representing lawyers, members of this practice frequently defend other professionals. On a regular basis, the Firm has represented accountants, real estate brokers, insurance brokers, stockbrokers, members of the clergy and religious organizations in the defense of claims of professional negligence.