Attorneys in Armstrong Teasdale’s Professional Liability practice area represent attorneys, accountants, doctors and other professionals in civil and administrative matters whose reputation and license are at risk. With so much at stake in professional malpractice matters, it’s critical to have experienced attorneys who can assess the risks, identify how best to accomplish your goals and aggressively defend against liability or professional discipline.
Armstrong Teasdale has represented several of the largest law firms in the state of Missouri, both in litigation and in the claims stage. These cases have also involved premier insurers such as Attorneys’ Liability Assurance Society Ltd. (ALAS) and Syndicates of Lloyd’s of London. We also represent attorneys in responding to bar complaints filed with the state supreme court.
We also have experience representing accountants. Several members of our firm hold advanced degrees in accounting and taxation, enabling us to not only understand the law and the litigation aspects of malpractice claims, but also the substantive issues facing our clients.
Attorneys in the Professional Liability practice area also work closely with the firm’s Medical Malpractice defense lawyers, who have successfully challenged claims before state and federal courts, as well as medical and professional boards, for physicians, physician groups, nurses, pharmacists and other medical professionals. Our team includes two Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, former RNs and medical staff, former judges and federal investigators with decades of combined clinical experience in various areas of medicine.
We defend professionals against a variety of allegations, including:
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Conflicts of interest
- Missing the applicable statute of limitations
- Misapplication of appropriate laws dealing with trusts and estates
- Preparation of erroneous Federal income tax returns
- Failure to follow Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS)