As a professional in architecture, engineering, management or construction, negligence allegations can have significant consequences. Not only can a professional liability lawsuit result in substantial financial liability, but it can also damage your reputation and potentially even put your professional license in jeopardy.
Our professional liability defense lawyers have extensive experience representing clients in all construction-related fields in insurance claims and litigation. We also counsel clients outside of the context of professional liability claims on such matters as insurance coverage, contract terms and lien and bond issues arising in connection with construction projects. Located in New Orleans, we represent licensed and non-licensed professionals throughout the entire Gulf Coast region in insurance matters, state and federal court litigation, and state licensing board administrative proceedings.
Clients We Represent
While our broader litigation practice encompasses the representation of all types of professionals, within the context of our construction practice, we have particular experience representing architects, engineers, construction managers and consultants in the following matters:
Architect and Engineer Liability
Architecture and engineering malpractice claims can involve a broad range of allegations that can arise at various stages during and after the construction process. We represent architects and engineers in claims and litigation arising under state tort laws as well as complaints filed with the Louisiana State Board of Architectural Examiners (LSBAE), the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board (LAPELS) and other state licensing authorities. With our extensive experience in construction-related transactions and litigation, we are able to efficiently assess our clients’ potential exposure, determine whether any contractual remedies or protections are available, and provide vigorous and unwavering defense representation in all relevant forums.
Construction Managers and Consultant Liability
We also provide representation for construction managers and consultants who are facing professional liability claims and related issues in connection with construction projects in Louisiana and other Gulf Coast states. We handle insurance claims and litigation involving all types of allegations, from failure to adequately supervise workers to negligently selecting contractors and subcontractors. We represent both “agency” and “at risk” construction managers, and we represent consultants involved in all aspects of the construction process, from site selection and due diligence to permitting and approvals.
Matters We Handle
While defending clients in professional liability insurance claims and litigation is a significant component of our professional liability practice, we represent design, engineering and other professionals in various other matters as well. As our clients’ professional liability counsel, our goal is to provide comprehensive advice and representation focused on limiting our clients’ exposure as much as possible. To this end, the services we offer to professionals working within the construction industry include:
- Professional Liability Insurance Needs Assessments
- Professional Liability Insurance Policy Negotiation and Procurement
- Professional Liability Claims and Litigation
- Insurance Coverage Disputes
Regardless of your specific needs, our New Orleans professional liability lawyers have the knowledge and insights you need to make informed decisions and protect your professional practice. With decades of experience, we can help ensure that your professional practice is secure.