Professional Liability

Tarkington, O’Neill, Barrack & Chong has a long and substantial history of representing professionals charged with breaching their duties and obligations to clients and to others in a variety of transactional settings. Unlike ordinary negligence or liability claims, professionals are subject to higher and more specialized standards of performance in their duties which require understanding of the technical aspects of the professional’s business. 

A professional liability claim necessarily reflects upon the defendant’s business abilities which frequently results in increased tension between the disputants and which can impact the ability of the parties to successfully resolve their dispute. When defending professionals, the Firm will aggressively protect the reputation of its client while providing honest and succinct evaluation of potential exposure.  When prosecuting a professional liability claim, the Firm will balance the need to vigorously demonstrate the impact of the error and/or omission with the confidentiality and understanding appropriate to create opportunities for resolution with or without trial.

Our attorneys have successfully handled claims implicating errors and omissions by professional in the following fields:

  • Health Care Providers including physicians, hospitals and nurses;

  • Attorneys

  • Accountants

  • Insurance agents and brokers

  • Real Estate agents and brokers

  • Environmental engineers

Although we work closely with our clients in every case to develop strategy and coordinate or efforts, we are aware of the particular importance of maintaining the on going involvement of our professional clients when defending their professional conduct.  We welcome and encourage our clients’ input and participation.