Legal Malpractice Representations

Some of our significant legal malpractice representations include:

  • obtaining unanimous jury verdict for a law firm that was sued in connection with the firm’s representation of an aviation museum following an accident at the museum that resulted in the death of an adult and serious injuries to a minor child
  • assisting in the defense of a law firm accused of mishandling corporate transactions.  Settlement demands were made against the insured in excess of the $50 million policy limit.  Akin Gump drafted a successful motion for summary judgment on behalf of the insured law firm for one claim filed and implemented a strategy that resulted in claimant’s abandonment of a second claim
  • providing strategy and valuation advice in connection with a legal malpractice lawsuit filed against a law firm that was sued in connection with the firm’s representation of a land developer in a failed development project
  • advising a legal malpractice insurer on strategy and valuation in connection with a lawsuit alleging lawyers committed malpractice in the issuance of a tax opinion and subsequent representation of law firm before the Internal Revenue Service and in U.S. District Court
  • advising on a settlement strategy after a verdict was entered against a law firm in excess of policy limits before Akin Gump’s involvement.  We successfully negotiated a settlement within limits so that the law firm did not have to cover any of the judgment
  • obtaining dismissal (subsequently upheld on appeal) of all claims asserted against lawyers and other professionals regarding the handling of a complex chapter 11 bankruptcy case
  • obtaining dismissal of all claims against a lawyer arising out of alleged malpractice in a lawsuit over a partnership dispute
  • obtaining favorable settlement in the representation of a law firm against claims of malpractice in the handling of a litigation matter involving a variety of commercial claims, including breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty
  • advising and representing attorneys in grievance proceedings before a state bar
  • advising and representing lawyers and law firms in responding to third-party subpoenas regarding the legal services they provided to corporate clients regarding various transactional matters