Evaluating Damages in a Legal Malpractice Claim
March 21, 2018, 11 a.m. Pacific

Key to successfully resolving many malpractice claims is countering plaintiff’s damages theory with a rigorous assessment of the damages available. Developing a persuasive damages evaluation involves considering the following subjects:

Liability Analysis – discount for potential defense verdict / summary judgment on some or all issues
Direct Damages – hard losses allegedly caused by the malpractice
Emotional / Non-Economic Damages – depends on state’s application of economic loss rule
Consequential Damages – more attenuated losses allegedly caused by the malpractice
Punitive Damages – depends on the potential degree of fault

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Overview

Presented on a complimentary basis by our professional liability defense attorneys, the Gordon & Rees National Professional Liability Webinar Series offers live webinars online, as well as archived whitepapers and presentations. The webinar series covers a broad range of malpractice and ethical topics relevant to all practice areas. The series is offered online with select dates also offered in-person at a firm office.

Benefits of Attending

The saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” holds true for professionals seeking to avoid or mitigate malpractice claims. As the number of malpractice claims continue to rise, understanding pitfalls and preventive measures to avoid claims are invaluable. Join our panels of experienced litigators with both plaintiff and defense perspectives who shed light on how to manage ethical issues, including safeguarding client secrets, ethical pitfalls in the use of technology and social media, conflict issues and “best practices” to avoid malpractice claims. Following these webinars, practitioners will be better prepared to navigate the minefield of potential issues presented by their practice. Attendees can receive continuing legal education credit, depending on state requirements.

Who Should Attend

The webinar series covers a broad range of topics relevant to attorneys in all practice areas, claims professionals, in house and general counsel. The webinars focus not only on emerging legal issues, but also on practical tips for professionals to more effectively manage their practice. Gordon & Rees’ panel of experienced professional liability attorneys discuss the law, emerging legal trends, as well as provide advice on simple steps practitioners can implement to protect themselves and their firms from malpractice exposure.

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March 21, 2018, 11 a.m. Pacific

Evaluating Damages in a Legal Malpractice Claim
Key to successfully resolving many malpractice claims is countering plaintiff’s damages theory with a rigorous assessment of the damages available. Developing a persuasive damages evaluation involves considering the following subjects:

  • Liability Analysis – discount for potential defense verdict / summary judgment on some or all issues
  • Direct Damages – hard losses allegedly caused by the malpractice
  • Emotional / Non-Economic Damages – depends on state’s application of economic loss rule
  • Consequential Damages – more attenuated losses allegedly caused by the malpractice
  • Punitive Damages – depends on the potential degree of fault

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Susan Taylor Wall

Charleston

Evaluating Damages in a Legal Malpractice Claim
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Henry W. Frampton IV

Charleston

Evaluating Damages in a Legal Malpractice Claim
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John M. Palmeri

Denver

Co-Chair of the Professional Liability Webinar Series
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