Our Lawyers for the Profession® practice group, consisting of 60-plus lawyers, is devoted to representing and advising lawyers and law firms on all aspects of the “law governing lawyers.” We focus on four broad areas: legal malpractice defense; ethics and professional responsibility representation and counseling; law firm organization and structure; and risk management services. We have 12 states well-covered and try lawyers’ cases nationally wherever needed. Our lawyers anticipate and preempt professional problems, but when disputes occur we offer sound solutions or, where necessary, effective advocacy.
Our leading position as lawyers for the profession is further evidenced in the published works of our team, the professional appointments and bar association positions we hold, the frequency with which members of our group are invited to serve as expert witnesses, and the large number of lectures and presentations we are invited to give annually. In fact, we have chaired virtually every bar-related organization and committee concerned with legal ethics and professional responsibility. Three of our partners have served as President of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL), a nationally prominent bar group, and another partner was the former Chief Counsel for New York’s disciplinary system in the First Judicial Department (encompassing more than 100,000 lawyers in Manhattan and the Bronx).
Hinshaw has long been recognized as a leader in counseling and defending lawyers, law firms and their insurers in legal malpractice cases. The 60 Hinshaw lawyers practicing in this area have contributed to shaping the law and litigation of malpractice claims, handling more legal malpractice cases through trial than any other law firm in the country. We are also a leader in the number of published appellate decisions in the area of legal malpractice.
Our attorneys have co-authored the leading treatise in the field, “Legal Malpractice” (5th Ed., West Publishing), and have written the leading book on risk management, “Risk Management: Survival Tools for Law Firms” (American Bar Association).
Additionally, every year Hinshaw holds the Legal Malpractice & Risk Management Conference (LMRM), which has become the premier annual event focused on important and current developments in the law and litigation of malpractice claims, legal malpractice insurance and risk management strategies.