Professional Liability


Hunton Andrews Kurth litigators have extensive experience representing insurance brokers, accountants, and other professionals in malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, professional negligence, and other professional liability matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts across the country. Our lawyers also have extensive experience resolving these types of disputes in arbitration, mediation, and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings. When defending professional liability claims, we understand the implications those claims may have and work to limit their impact on our clients, including by helping preserve their good standing with professional associations, protecting their licenses, privileges and certifications, and resolving disputes as thoughtfully and efficiently as possible. Our team recognizes the unique challenges posed in professional liability matters, from evaluating the applicable “standard of care” to resolving complex substantive and procedural issues, including proximate cause and the “cases within the case.” We draw upon our deep knowledge and experience, handling each matter to achieve results that meet our client’s satisfaction.


  • Successfully appealed insurance dispute to Ohio Supreme Court, clarifying Ohio law on application of statute of limitations for professional liability claims.
  • Secured directed verdict in trial of Errors and Omissions (E&O) dispute involving alleged failure to procure adequate excess liability insurance.
  • Jury trial, appeal and successful settlement of professional liability claims involving procurement of property insurance.
  • Represented client in litigation and arbitration of claim arising from fire insurance claim dispute and broker’s alleged failure to purchase adequate commercial property coverage.
  • Obtained verdict inclient’s favor in multi-day arbitration of E&O dispute regarding general liability coverage for unscheduled vacant property.
  • Litigated and appealed broker negligence case arising from failure to procure specified prize coverage for PGA golf tournament.
  • Represented client in broker negligence case after it was alleged that broker recommended inadequate limits of insurance.
  • Represented client in subrogation claim arising from allegations that insurance broker was responsible for misrepresentations in application for insurance policy.
  • Litigated E&O claim against insurance broker alleging broker obtained inadequate insurance based on underlying personal injury lawsuit against policyholder.
  • Represented clients in federal and state court litigation, arbitrations, and mediations involving alleged failure to maintain appropriate coverage, misrepresentation of existing or available coverage, breach of fiduciary duty or the “special relationship,” administrative errors, and other common E&O claims.


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