Practice/Industry Group Overview
It is the case within the case.
Goldberg Segalla attorneys have decades of experience successfully representing attorneys in thousands of first party and third party claims and lawsuits. Our trial-tested litigators have defended claims of negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, negligent and intentional infliction of emotional distress, fraud, violations of unfair trade practices, theft, slander, negligent and intentional misrepresentation, vexatious litigation, violations of the Fair Debt Practices Act, and more. Goldberg Segalla understands the special concerns and issues involved in the defense of attorneys and law firms. Our attorneys spend the time with our attorney clients to ensure that they have a thorough understanding of the legal process, the claims, the defenses and the defense plan.
Legal malpractice claims require early and thorough investigation to identify issues as well as to locate, safeguard and preserve information relating to the claim. Goldberg Segalla attorneys have extensive experience in highly specialized areas of the law, strategies and techniques required to achieve prompt understanding of the claims and defenses and to achieve a plan of prompt and economic resolution when appropriate. Goldberg Segalla works closely with the attorneys, keeping them informed every step of the way. Together we formulate a defense plan and budget that will resolve the claim with the least economic and emotional expense. Alternative dispute resolution is encouraged, when appropriate.
Goldberg Segalla has defended claims involving, among other allegations, the expiration of the statute of limitations in the underlying matter, errors in connection with real estate transactions, errors in connection with commercial transactions, errors in connection with marital dissolutions, errors in connection with the prosecution or defense of litigation, errors in connection with elder law, errors in connection with the administration of probate matters, and errors in connection with the defense of criminal cases.
Many of the cases defended by Goldberg Segalla have been of interest to the media. For example, within the last few years The Connecticut Law Tribune and The Hartford Courant have reported on the case brought by the former president of the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority against three prominent plaintiff's law firms in the State of Connecticut. This litigation stems from the "illegal loan transaction" entered into by the CRRA and Enron Corporation. Other Goldberg Segalla cases that have been reported by the media involve the more personal aspects of lawyering and its effects on the attorneys.
Our attorneys are deeply committed to the constant refinement of their trial technique and knowledge of the ever changing national theories surrounding legal malpractice claims. Our attorneys are involved with service on the Steering Committee of the Defense Research Institute's Professional Malpractice Committee, which has approximately 1000 members nationally. They have spoken at DRI's Annual National Conferences to hundreds of trial attorneys and legal malpractice professionals on the subjects of risk management and emerging legal theories. They are also frequent contributors of written articles and case notes in DRI's For The Defense and the Professional Liability Committee's quarterly newsletter.
Goldberg Segalla attorneys work to get at the heart of the matter quickly and when appropriate seek the necessary judicial and extra-judicial remedies for the best resolution possible.