Legal & Accounting Malpractice

Figliulo & Silverman frequently represents clients in professional malpractice claims involving attorneys, accountants, architects and engineers.

Our trial lawyers work closely with our clients, involving the professional in each stage of the trial process. We believe the strongest defense is possible when client and attorney coordinate their efforts and work together as a team.

The firm also has extensive experience representing many professional clients in a variety of partnership and professional issues. In some situations, this involvement consists of confidential strategic counseling. At other times, we represent professional clients engaged in dissolution or liquidation.

Figliulo & Silverman also has successfully represented professionals in disciplinary proceedings before regulatory and licensing agencies.

The following is a representative sample of matters handled by the firm:

  • Represented a law firm and an individual partner in a legal malpractice action where plaintiffs alleged that a conflict of interest in a series of refinancing transactions caused more than $500 million in damages.
  • Represented a law firm in complex issues regarding the allocation of insurance coverage in a large environmental insurance case.
  • Represented a law firm in third-party contribution claim brought by a law firm that had been sued for legal malpractice by its former client in the main action, where that law firm had attempted to implead its former client’s new attorneys in the third-party action.
  • Represented a Big Four accounting firm in connection with a securities class action and related professional malpractice claim brought by the creditors’ trust of a bankrupt U.S. subsidy of a German corporation.