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Professional Liability and Malpractice Litigation

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Miller Canfield's professional liability and malpractice defense lawyers are the “go-to” attorneys for handling high-stakes professional liability litigation. Led by Tom Cranmer, the 1st-ranked Michigan Super Lawyer1, and Mike Hartmann, the 2013 Detroit Legal Malpractice Lawyer of the Year2the firm’s strength lies in its ability to skillfully handle these types of matters in a way that inspires confidence in our clients, and leads them to trust our judgment throughout the process. Our primary clients are law and accounting firms, and our lawyers have also handled professional negligence claims against physicians, health care professionals, social workers and appraisers.

What makes Miller Canfield particularly unique is that the firm also excels at counseling these professions facing disciplinary claims, claims of misconduct and/or criminal liability. We have been routinely called to handle criminal and administrative investigations involving financial consultants, lawyers, judges, physicians, high-level employees and public officials. Our reputation is such that we've been hired twice by the Michigan Attorney General's office to defend the state’s interests.

Miller Canfield’s experience handling these types of matters adds value to our representation of any insured because our lawyers are aware of the types of behavior, evidence, testimony and admissions that could possibly trigger criminal liability or disciplinary action against the insured, or subject the insured to broader civil liability. Thus, we can advise with the 360-degree perspective of how an insured’s conduct may subject it to liability of any kind. We look to limit more than just the insured’s liability stemming from civil claims of professional liability; we also consider how we can ensure that our clients do not face additional risk or exposure from their underlying conduct.

1  2014 Michigan SuperLawyers

2  2013 Best Lawyers in America