Practice Areas

Professional Liability


Accusations of negligence threaten all industries and professions. No amount of education can prepare professionals for the strain of professional liability litigation. The attorneys that represent these professionals must be experienced trial lawyers with specialized knowledge of malpractice law.

Since 1964, the representation of professionals in liability claims has been central to our trial practice. We are nationally recognized as one of the leading law firms in Southern California for expertise in the representation of professionals in various fields. Our superior skills have resulted in an unmatched number of favorable verdicts for our clients.

We have earned our reputation in the area of malpractice litigation due to our zealous representation of our clients, our willingness and ability to try cases to verdict, and our negotiation skills when settlement is desirable. Moreover, we are aware of the damaging impact claims can have on the public image of professionals, and employ strategies— through early settlement, mediation and arbitration—to reduce the risk to our clients.

We have an outstanding record of success on behalf of our clients, including:

  • Dentists
  • Chiropractors
  • Healthcare Providers
  • Hospitals
  • Oral Surgeons
  • Physicians
  • Physical Therapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Nurses & Other Healthcare Providers
  • Managed Care Organizations
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Accountants
  • Architects
  • Attorneys
  • Municipal Officials
  • Police Officers

For more information about our professional liability practice, please see our list of attorneys in this area of practice.

Recent Success

Successful Defense of Plastic Surgeon in California Medical Board Hearing 8/2/2021
Arbitration Defense Verdict on Behalf of San Diego Surgeon 7/24/2019
Defense Verdict on Behalf of Bariatric Surgeon 7/24/2019
Jury Find in Favor of Pediatrician in Case Involving Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Leading to Spinal Fusion 10/21/2018
Jury Finds in Favor of Hand Surgeon and Rejects Patient’s Claims of Malpractice Leading to Ray Amputation 8/24/2018
Judgment for Defendant Dental Practitioners in Malpractice Allegations 8/24/2018
Jury Finds Obstetrician-Gynecologist Adequately Screened For and Did Not Delay in Diagnosing Patient’s Rare, Aggressive Breast Cancer 2/13/2018
Successful Defense of Pulmonologist Against Claims Of Failure To Diagnose Lung Cancer 11/14/2017
Summary Judgment Granted for Surgeon who Emergently Repaired a Perforated Esophagus 8/17/2017
Successful Defense of Oral Surgeon 2/17/2017
Successful Defense Of Orthopedic Surgeon Against Claims Total Hip Replacement Surgery Caused Sciatic Nerve Injury 2/16/2017
Successful Defense Of Urogynecologist Against Claims Suburethral Sling Surgery Caused Nerve Injury 2/16/2017
Defense Verdict for Oral Surgeon 8/8/2016
Clark Hudson Successfully Defends Medical Clinic, Physician and Nurse Practitioner in Malpractice Suit 6/9/2016
Successful Defense of Oral Surgeon Against Claims Wisdom Tooth Extraction Caused Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection 5/15/2016
Jury Disagrees With Plaintiff’s Allegation Electrophysiologist Placed Unnecessary Pacemaker 3/21/2016
Robert Frank Successfully Defends Medical Clinic and Physician in Wrongful Death Suit 1/11/2016
Robert Frank Successfully Restores Osteopathic Doctors' License 12/1/2015
Defense Verdict for Orthopedic Surgeon in Under an Hour 5/5/2015
California Nursing Board Dismisses Complaint Against Nurse Practitioner 4/28/2015