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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 regarding 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. Although 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, product liability, corporate, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (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 provide a vigorous defense for your company and pursue all avenues of redress.


David Karl Gross
Aaron D. Sperbeck