When claims of malpractice, negligence or breach of contract arise in the professional services sector, they can threaten more than an individual or a firm's hard-earned reputation. When malpractice claims arise, you need a legal advocate who can protect you from monetary loss, help you continue to work and defend your reputation.
Smith Moore Leatherwood's attorneys are armed with an in-depth knowledge of the professional services industries—how they operate, their specific challenges, and the steps necessary to minimize the damage of an alleged infraction. We have experience representing the following in a full range of regulatory, corporate, and civil and criminal litigation matters:
- Corporate officers and directors
- Real estate professionals
- Investment Professionals
- Law enforcement officers
Our Health Care Team also has substantial litigation experience in the areas of medical malpractice, breach of confidentiality, statutory compliance including HIPPA, Medicare and Medicaid, fraud and abuse, credentialing, and advance directives having represented the following in professional liability claims:
- Nursing homes
- Assisted living facilities
- Physician Assistants
- Physical therapists
Smith Moore Leatherwood takes a proactive and sensible approach when addressing professional liability and licensing matters. Our experience gives our attorneys an understanding of each profession’s best practices, enabling them to identify potential liability as well as defense strategies. Recognizing the importance of a professional's reputation, we believe in discreetly, but vigorously, protecting every aspect of these cases.
We frequently provide front-end risk management and risk reduction assistance in order to help clients avoid or minimize the possibility of future claims. Our attorneys are thought-leaders and are well-informed on current legal issues within their respective industries.