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Professional Liability

Experienced Connecticut professional liability lawyers

When a professional's ethics or competence is called into question, both the claimant and the professional need a strong team of attorneys and experts. At O'Sullivan McCormack Jensen & Bliss, we handle professional liability claims in a wide range of disciplines. We have litigated errors and omissions claims involving professionals in a variety of fields, including:

  • Attorneys
  • Accountants
  • Insurance agents and brokers
  • Real estate appraisers
  • Stockbrokers and financial advisors
  • Land surveyors

We recognize that in cases involving allegations of malfeasance or breach of a professional obligation, identifying the right expert witness is key. Other critical tasks include:

  • Understanding the relevant rules of discovery and disclosure
  • Obtaining and providing the expert with necessary information for his or her report
  • Preparing the expert for testimony at deposition and trial
  • Collaborating with the expert in identifying and exploiting weaknesses in the opposing expert’s report and testimony

We have considerable expertise in this regard.

Our professional liability practice is significantly bolstered and complemented by the firm’s extensive experience representing policyholders in coverage disputes with insurance companies. Many of those cases involve claims that arguably trigger coverage under an errors and omissions policy. We have experience with a variety of professional malpractice claims in a number of disciplines.

From our experience representing policyholders, we also understand what types of claim trigger insurance coverage and what types of claim do not. This is an important skill set when crafting a demand or complaint on behalf of an aggrieved party.

O’Sullivan McCormack Jensen & Bliss handles matters in and around Hartford, Middletown, New Haven, and all other parts of Connecticut. We litigate cases in the state and federal trial courts and appellate courts. We handle regulatory proceedings before state and self-regulatory agencies, including the Connecticut Insurance Department, the Connecticut Department of Banking and FINRA. One of our partners served for nine years on the Connecticut Statewide Grievance Committee. A number of our attorneys are also admitted and represent clients in Massachusetts courts.