Professional Liability

OVERVIEW

Strasburger attorneys counsel and represent many different professionals, including accountants, attorneys, directors, officers and fiduciaries, financial services providers, real estate agents and insurance agents — in pre-suit negotiations and in litigation.

We understand that the outcome of a dispute or trial can have ramifications on the professional reputations of the individuals involved, as well as the partnerships, practices and companies for whom they work. On behalf of our clients, we obtain defense verdicts, summary judgments, non-suits, dismissals and favorable settlements. Our representation ranges from national firms to sole practitioners.

EXPERIENCE

ATTORNEYS

  • Obtained summary judgment for a family law firm accused of disclosing confidential information that allegedly caused the failure of a $15,000,000 securities placement.
  • Obtained a voluntary dismissal for an attorney serving as counsel to a closely-held corporation in which securities fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and negligence were alleged.
  • Defense of large out of state law firm in legal malpractice action brought by foreign investors in Texas real estate alleging negligence and breach of fiduciary duties.
  • Defense of major Dallas law firm in legal malpractice suit arising out of formation of business. All claims against firm nonsuited at end of first week of trial.

INSURANCE AGENTS

  • Obtained nonsuit for an insurance agent sued by a physician who was denied disability payments from an insurer.
  • Defense verdict for an insurance agent sued because of the agent’s alleged failure to obtain contents coverage for the insured’s business; agent prevailed on bad faith counterclaim entitled him to recover all his attorneys’ fees.

DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AND FIDUCIARIES

  • Obtained summary judgment – affirmed on appeal – for an insurer sued by the FDIC seeking a declaration of coverage.
  • Obtained summary judgment for a directors and officers insurer in a suit by a former bank officer seeking indemnification for fees incurred in his successful defense of an indictment for money laundering and damages.
  • Defense of lawsuit alleging misrepresentation and breach of fiduciary duty under ERISA filed by an Employees Investment Plan against administrative committee members.

ACCOUNTANTS

  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice for an accounting firm in a suit alleging fraud, negligence and DTPA violations brought by investors in municipal utility district bonds.
  • Obtained dismissal for want of personal jurisdiction – sustained on appeal – on behalf of a Utah accounting firm sued for allegedly misleading financial statements included in a Texas private placement memorandum.

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Strasburger attorneys counsel and represent many different professionals, including accountants, attorneys, directors, officers and fiduciaries, financial services providers, real estate agents and insurance agents — in pre-suit negotiations and in litigation.

We understand that the outcome of a dispute or trial can have ramifications on the professional reputations of the individuals involved, as well as the partnerships, practices and companies for whom they work. On behalf of our clients, we obtain defense verdicts, summary judgments, non-suits, dismissals and favorable settlements. Our representation ranges from national firms to sole practitioners.

EXPERIENCE

ATTORNEYS

  • Obtained summary judgment for a family law firm accused of disclosing confidential information that allegedly caused the failure of a $15,000,000 securities placement.
  • Obtained a voluntary dismissal for an attorney serving as counsel to a closely-held corporation in which securities fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and negligence were alleged.
  • Defense of large out of state law firm in legal malpractice action brought by foreign investors in Texas real estate alleging negligence and breach of fiduciary duties.
  • Defense of major Dallas law firm in legal malpractice suit arising out of formation of business. All claims against firm nonsuited at end of first week of trial.

INSURANCE AGENTS

  • Obtained nonsuit for an insurance agent sued by a physician who was denied disability payments from an insurer.
  • Defense verdict for an insurance agent sued because of the agent’s alleged failure to obtain contents coverage for the insured’s business; agent prevailed on bad faith counterclaim entitled him to recover all his attorneys’ fees.

DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AND FIDUCIARIES

  • Obtained summary judgment – affirmed on appeal – for an insurer sued by the FDIC seeking a declaration of coverage.
  • Obtained summary judgment for a directors and officers insurer in a suit by a former bank officer seeking indemnification for fees incurred in his successful defense of an indictment for money laundering and damages.
  • Defense of lawsuit alleging misrepresentation and breach of fiduciary duty under ERISA filed by an Employees Investment Plan against administrative committee members.

ACCOUNTANTS

  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice for an accounting firm in a suit alleging fraud, negligence and DTPA violations brought by investors in municipal utility district bonds.
  • Obtained dismissal for want of personal jurisdiction – sustained on appeal – on behalf of a Utah accounting firm sued for allegedly misleading financial statements included in a Texas private placement memorandum.
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