Our Lawyers for the Profession® group 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 11 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 and one of our partners served as President of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL), a nationally prominent bar group.
Hinshaw was named by U.S. News - Best Lawyers as the 2014 "Law Firm of the Year" in the area of Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law. According to U.S. News - Best Lawyers, one law firm in each of the 74 practice areas is chosen as the "Law Firm of the Year," recognizing an impressive overall performance and representing a significant showing in the guide's "Best Law Firms" initiative. Hinshaw has one of the largest and most respected professional liability practices in the United States, with more than 125 attorneys who have extensive experience in the defense of diverse professional liability claims. Please click here for the full definition of Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law.
Hinshaw offers lawyers a comprehensive suite of risk management services for law firms and lawyers to help manage the complexities of practicing law.
Lawyering Law is Hinshaw's risk management service for lawyers and law firms of fewer than 50 lawyers who are insureds of partner professional liability insurers. Lawyering Law provides access to on-demand CLE programs, an e-library of proprietary risk management advice, and real-time risk management counselling. Hinshaw helps lawyers minimize–if not eliminate–the risks of potential claims by clients and non-clients, disciplinary proceedings, and even criminal prosecution. Consult with your insurance provider, broker, agent, or contact us to learn if you qualify.
- Joseph J. De Hope, Jr.
- Marissa I. Delinks
- Patrick P. Devine
- Matthew R. Henderson
- Desmond J. Hinds, Jr.
- Burke G. Lopez
- Barry F. MacEntee
- Terrence P. McAvoy
- Filomena E. Meyer
- Caroline A. Mondschean
- Jill M. Munson
- Michael P. Murphy
- Matthew L. Pagano
- Steven M. Puiszis
- Katherine G. Schnake
- Peter D. Sullivan
- April K. Toy
- Jess West
- Bradley M. Zamczyk
- Michael Zhang
- March 7 – 9, 2023
- Robert Buchholz and Matthew Henderson Recently Conducted an Interactive Presentation on Attorney Ethics and "What Not To Do"June 21, 2022
- May 12, 2022
- March 1 – 3, 2022
- September 15, 2021
- August 28, 2021
- Jess West Discusses New Rule From the California Supreme Court Requiring Attorneys to Report Misconduct of Other AttorneysAugust 29, 2023
- August 17, 2023One Lawyer Also Honored as "Lawyer of the Year"
- PLUS Blog Reports on Matthew Henderson Panel Discussion on Lawyers Professional Liability Claims TrendsMay 12, 2023
- November 28, 2022
- September 12, 2022
- David Grossbaum Pens Law360 Byline on Potential Pitfalls Involved in Lawyer Fee-Sharing ArrangementsJune 23, 2022
- Different Outcomes for Two Law Firms in Legal Malpractice Case Confirm That Lawyers Representing Estate Administrator Do Not Owe a Duty to BeneficiariesSeptember 12, 2023
- California's New "Snitch" Rule Means Attorneys Must Report Other Attorneys' Misconduct to the State Bar or TribunalJuly 17, 2023California Rule of Professional Conduct, Rule 8.3
- New York Federal Judge Declines to Reconsider Decision That Continuous Representation Doctrine Does Not Toll Statute of LimitationsJuly 10, 2023
- Continuous Representation Rule Does Not Apply to Legal Malpractice Actions Says Georgia Appeals CourtJune 20, 2023
- Absolute Litigation Privilege Bars Claim for Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress Even Where Conduct is UnreasonableJune 13, 2023
- Law Firm Exonerated Because an Unforeseen Change in a Party's Testimony was the Superseding Cause of the Claimed Malpractice InjuryJune 6, 2023