Law360 Profiles Hinshaw & Culbertson as a Law Firm "to Have on Speed Dial if Malpractice Trouble Hits"

November 19, 2014

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP was a featured law firm in the Law360 article "6 Firms to Have on Speed Dial If Malpractice Trouble Hits," published on November 18, 2014. The article discusses the "few firms [that] have emerged as the go-to advocates for lawyers who find themselves facing a potentially devastating complaint" and describes Hinshaw as "a leader in defending legal malpractice cases."

As indicated in the article, Hinshaw, "which annually hosts the well-known Legal Malpractice & Risk Management Conference, has about 50 lawyers who dedicate the bulk of their time to defending lawyers and counseling work, though twice that number have billed significant time in that area during the past 12 months." The article later discusses high-profile cases against leading law firms that Hinshaw successfully defended. But as partner Thomas P. McGarry states, often "[t]he successes are the ones that don't get into the books, adding "[t]o have a great private closure is worth an awful lot to our clients."

Also discussed are Hinshaw's practices covering: (1) consumer law claims accusing consumer lawyers and debt collectors of violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and other statutes; (2) disciplinary investigations and hearings; (3) malpractice claims tied to bankruptcies; and (4) lawyer professional risk management counseling. Says Mr. McGarry in the article, "[t]o our clients, preventing or limiting exposure to claims is as important as defending them."

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S. law firm with 450 attorneys located in 11 states and London. Founded in 1934, the firm has a national reputation for its insurance industry work, its representation of professionals and law firms, and its closely coordinated business advisory, transactional and litigation services. We serve clients ranging from emerging and middle-market businesses to Fortune 500 companies, as well as governmental and public sector clients.