Defended a founding associate of a nationally distinguished plaintiffs’ antitrust firm, which had just lately received several multi-million dollar contingency fees, from breach of fiduciary obligation claims brought by the property of the other founding partner over the allocation of income among the firm’s companions. After a six-week bench trial in the Superior Court of San Francisco, our consumer prevailed on all claims and the court reversed an earlier ruling relating to the applicability of the rule in Jewel v. Boxer, on which the claimant relied. In claims arising from contract drafting, negotiation, interpretation and alleged breach, delay and design defects, in addition to sick buildings, our legal professionals have represented the interests of architectural and engineering professionals. Cranfill Sumner LLP is also an energetic member ofPLAN , which is a national group of regulation companies with vital Professional Lines and Financial Lines insurance practices. In addition, we assist purchasers consider ongoing authorized malpractice lawsuits to discover out the most effective trial strategies, the monetary dangers of a lawsuit, the chance of success at trial and the worth of a path to settlement. Here at O’Connor & O’Connor, LLC, we now have a legacy going again nearly a century, and over time, our attorneys have built a reputation as sophisticated and practically-minded litigators who are able to advancing their client’s pursuits in quite a lot of advanced disputes, including skilled legal responsibility disputes.
Professional legal responsibility instances typically have one thing in common—an try by shoppers to carry practitioners responsible for dangerous business outcomes. Under the regulation, nevertheless, professionals can be held liable only if they fail to train due care in providing their professional recommendation or judgment, whatever the enterprise consequence. Our attorneys understand the distinction between professional judgment and consequence, and have huge experience defending professionals by educating courts and other decision-makers on this critical distinction. Our team also defends attorneys who face disciplinary proceedings involving the district ethics committees, Office of Attorney Ethics, the Disciplinary Review Board , and the Supreme Court of New Jersey. We seek the guidance of on quite so much of ethics issues, sales of legislation practices, and lawyer promoting issues. The New Jersey State Bar Association has retained our team as amicus counsel in Professional Responsibility matters.