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Professional Liability Litigation

For decades, Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot has represented law firms and medical care providers in relation to the challenging and sensitive issues of professional liability. We initially try to advise our clients in a manner that avoids litigation, but when that is not possible, we will defend those clients that may be facing claims alleging that they violated professional or ethical standards. We have also represented clients in connection with internal investigations and collateral ethical and client-related obligations, including those arising from alleged billing improprieties.

Any type of malpractice claim typically presents unique and complex legal, ethical, and reputational issues. Understanding the intersection between ethical standards, conflict of interest and disciplinary rules, and professional negligence is essential. Though mastery of the law of legal malpractice is a prerequisite to practice in this area, malpractice attorneys must also understand the substantive law of the practice area at issue in the particular claim. Thus, Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot attorneys regularly draw on the experience and judgment of colleagues in class actions, products liability, corporate, ERISA, and other subject matter areas.

This work often extends beyond civil litigation to congressional, administrative, and grand jury investigations. Our cases have included claims arising from a wide array of fields, including corporate advice and deal structuring, financial fraud, and regulatory advice and compliance. With Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot’s team of litigators, we will ensure your company is provided a vigorous defense and all avenues of redress are pursued.


David Karl Gross
Aaron D. Sperbeck