San Diego Professional Liability Lawyer
San Francisco Professional Liability Litigation Attorney
Campbell, Lauter & Murphy's attorneys are skilled in the representation of professionals. The firm has litigated complex claims on behalf of attorneys, doctors, nurses, accountants, engineers, and architects against whom claims of negligence have been asserted. Our track record is impressive and we pride ourselves in protecting the interests of such clients in matters both simple and complex in state and federal courts.
Professionals such as doctors and lawyers are required to use the degree of skill expected of them when they act in their profession, or they can be charged with medical malpractice or legal malpractice. Professionals are also expected to have technical knowledge and training in their particular area. If a professional fails to use the degree of skill expected of them, or to act in accordance with the standards of conduct of their profession, financial losses from lawsuits may result.
Santaniello v. Callahan & Gauntlett
(San Diego Superior Court)
Our client's law firm had filed an action to collect unpaid fees and costs. A "retaliatory" cross-complaint was then filed by the former clients - alleging legal malpractice in the underlying lawsuit. Our firm defended on the cross-complaint for malpractice at the request of the law firm's malpractice insurance carrier (ICW). The case could not be settled prior to trial. At trial, CLM obtained a directed verdict in favor of our clients (i.e., the firm and its involved attorneys) on the malpractice claims that had been alleged by our client's former clients.
Sanbag v. Kleinfelder, Inc.
(San Bernardino Superior Court)
A claim for professional negligence against geotechnical engineers (and other defendants) arose out of the slope failure during the expansion of State Route 71 in San Bernardino - that caused the County of San Bernardino to purchase approximately six homes that were at the top of the ridge where the slope failure occurred. The County claimed that our client Kleinfelder and others were responsible for this $5,000,000 claim, as well as certain delay damages. Approximately six months after receiving the formal claim from SANBAG (San Bernardino Associated Governments), our firm negotiated a business settlement of the dispute between our client (Kleinfelder) and one of its bigger clients (San Bernardino County). As a result of the settlement, Kleinfelder paid a confidential amount less than $150,000. In addition, the County of San Bernardino agreed to pay certain unpaid invoices on the continuing project, which has taken years to complete. Because of the professional manner in which we mediated this case with representatives of SANBAG - Kleinfelder did not lose one of its major governmental clients. Moreover, once this case was completed - Kleinfelder continued to do additional work for SANBAG on other projects. Our firm has represented Kleinfelder throughout Southern California for more than 10 years.
The above list is representative of some of the cases that have been handled by Campbell, Lauter & Murphy and its partners. For more information, please contact CLM directly.