Legal Malpractice

Insurance Coverage

The firm is a leader in the representation of attorneys who have been sued for legal malpractice. Unfortunately, for the members of the Florida Bar and their insurers, legal malpractice cases appear to be on the rise. Peterson Bernard has experienced attorneys who handle this type of defense. 

The firm believes that it is particularly well placed to handle these cases because our attorneys have experience not only in litigation matters, but also in legal work involving family law, real estate, trust and probate and business matters. With the experience to draw on, our attorneys are not only well prepared to represent the client and the insurer in the litigation process, but also to understand the facts and circumstances upon which the claim arose.

Key Florida Statutes relied upon in Legal Malpractice

Attorneys at Law

454.021

Business & Professional Regulation

455.01

Disciplinary Guidelines

455.2273

Grounds for Discipline

455.227

Statute of Limitations for Legal Malpractice Claims

95.11(4)(a) 

*Disclaimer: This information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail.