Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, LLP is well positioned to defend lawyers’ professional liability (LPL) claims. We have been doing so since 1985. In addition to defending civil matters, we also represent attorneys in disciplinary matters, and we furnish counseling and risk management advice to law firms.
Our attorneys have a close familiarity with the bench and bar which fosters our ability to manage many of the sensitive issues encountered in many legal malpractice and bar complaint matters. Representing attorneys requires tact, knowledge, experience and sensitivity to the reputational and practice issues of other attorneys.
In addition to the firm’s prowess in defending attorneys and their firms, we are proud of our ability to think outside the box to find unique solutions to our client’s legal issues which might help to lessen or even avoid costly litigation. Our attorneys are diligent in keeping up with current trends and cutting edge defenses. We are often asked to speak on behalf of bar groups in this regard.
The conduct and actions of attorneys are governed by a complex series of rules of professional conduct, rules of civility and ethical practice considerations that all attorneys must be familiar with. However, few attorneys are prepared to defend themselves against disciplinary claims. Disciplinary hearings are of a quasi-judicial and quasi-administrative nature. The hearings are intimidating to those without experience. It is highly recommended that an attorney facing a disciplinary claim not act as their own attorney. Instead it is always recommended to consult with an attorney with the necessary experience to handle disciplinary claims.
Our highly-experienced attorneys are recognized leaders in legal malpractice. They frequently counsel attorney clients and respond to matters before disciplinary boards and/or agencies in the states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Florida.
The Practice Team Leaders will be Jason G. Wehrle and Addison Meyers.