Practice Areas

Legal Professional Liability

Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell lawyers represent regional, national, and international law firms and lawyers in legal malpractice and professional liability matters. We routinely litigate and try complex, high-exposure cases for firms across the country, including in difficult jurisdictions and involving the types of matters that keep law firm general counsel and loss prevention partners awake at night.

WTO's legal malpractice lawyers have litigated class actions involving malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty claims. We use our knowledge of these and other complex lawsuits to help streamline case narratives when the facts are highly technical or potentially confusing to juries. Our lawyers are adept at explaining relevant aspects of claims and their underlying cases in ways that are clear and meaningful to jurors.

Our legal malpractice team evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of a case and develops creative arguments and fresh trial strategies. Often, we obtain summary judgment or get cases dismissed in the pretrial stage. When cases do go to trial, we have deep trial experience in legal malpractice matters and are well prepared to defend our clients. We are also very comfortable being called in late to try cases on the verge of trial, or to rehabilitate cases that are going poorly.

WTO's clients have praised our handling of highly-charged lawsuits and recognized that all of our trial team members, including the paralegals, document clerks, and legal secretaries assisting with trial preparation, are dedicated to winning cases. One law firm general counsel said he "genuinely enjoyed working with the team, even during late nights and early mornings," and would not hesitate to hire us again (though we appreciate he would rather not need to).