Professional Liability

Conkle, Kremer & Engel both pursues and defends claims for professional liability, including malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty claims against accountants, attorneys, architects and other professionals. Such disputes often involve insurance considerations. Conkle, Kremer & Engel pursues necessary claims to require insurers to respond appropriately, such as by settlement or indemnification. We have successfully defended professionals, and also have obtained multi-million dollar judgments and settlements on malpractice claims.

A Few Conkle, Kremer & Engel Cases Involving Professional Liability Claims

Conkle, Kremer & Engel’s recent matters in pursuing and defending professional malpractice claims include:

  • Conkle, Kremer & Engel represented Jordache Enterprises, Inc., in a legal malpractice action against Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, who previously represented Jordache in the Guess? jeans litigation. After a lengthy battle, the final word has been issued by the California Court of Appeal: Brobeck has no statute of limitations defense to the claims. The malpractice claims by Jordache against Brobeck were settled shortly after the final Court of Appeal decision.
  • Defense of accountants charged with malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and negligence, for having recommended that doctors’ pension plans invest in fractionalized trust deeds. Read about it in The Practical Accountant.

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