Entries by Zach Hirsch

Ames & Gough Legal Malpractice Survey

Ames & Gough provided results of its eighth annual survey of legal malpractice survey. They polled nine of the leading professional liability insurance companies: AXIS, CAN, Huntersure, Ironshore, Markel, Travelers, Swiss Re, QBE, and XL/Catlin. Altogether, they insure approximately 80 percent of the 200 highest grossing law firms in the United States. Conflicts of interest […]

Top 5 Ways to Avoid Legal Malpractice

It is an unfortunate reality for a great deal of lawyers that malpractice claims have simply become part of the “cost of doing business,” and regardless of the steps that some lawyers take, they may still end up as a defendant in a legal malpractice claim. But following the guidance below should reduce — and […]

Seven states now require lawyers to disclose directly to clients that they do not carry professional liability coverage.

In February 2014, the Supreme Court appointed an ad hoc committee to address the questions of whether attorneys should disclose to clients and report on the annual registration statement whether they carry professional liability insurance; whether such a client disclosure requirement would unfairly burden small firms and solo practitioners; whether such a disclosure requirement is […]

Lawyers: Why Purchase Professional Liability Insurance?

The answer might seem obvious, but there are many reasons why a lawyer should purchase professional liability insurance. You spent so much time and money investing in the opportunity to become an attorney. You went to law school and then all the time you spent prepping for the Bar. You passed and became a practicing […]

Recovery and Healing in Houston

The rain has subsided and the sun is back in the Houston sky, but there is so much work to be done in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The recovery and healing process has just started; we know it will take months to put this great city back together. Hirsch Insurance is committed to that […]