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Professional Liability

Our professional liability attorneys have extensive experience in several areas of professional liability and have successfully defended clients in courts throughout the upper Midwest, at both the state and federal levels, over the past 30 years.  From claims of legal and medical malpractice to claims against real estate agents, architects, engineers, clergy, as well as countless additional professionals, our attorneys have earned a reputation as leaders in the defense of complaints against licensed professionals.  We utilize this invaluable litigation experience to counsel clients on the most effective tactics to avoid exposure and promptly respond to claims before they become official complaints.

Representative Cases

Medical Malpractice:  For more than 30 years, hospitals, clinics, doctors, nurses, dentists, optometrists, and other medical professionals have looked to our professional liability attorneys for successful representation.  Our successful defense of clients has come in the courtroom, at mediation, and at licensing review claims, and we have earned a reputation as trusted leaders in this field.

Accounting: We have successfully defended numerous cases involving claims of accounting malpractice, including depreciation, revolving credit, and end of year reporting.

Appraisers: Both residential and commercial real estate appraisers have depended on our attorneys for successful representation in a wide array of professional liability claims.

Architects: We have successfully defended our architectural clients in a wide array of professional liability matters nationwide.

Clergy: Our professional liability attorneys have successfully defended members of the clergy in a number of claims, including discrimination, sexual abuse, and issues surrounding internal church discipline.

Engineers: We have effectively defended scores of engineers in a multitude of claims stretching across numerous engineering fields.

Legal Malpractice: We have earned a reputation as leaders in the defense of legal malpractice claims.  Our professional liability attorneys have developed the knowledge and experience to successfully defend and protect our clients against formal complaints.  Our attorneys have defended clients in a wide range of areas, including construction defect, commercial litigation, real estate, personal injury, and family law.

Real Estate Agents: Through litigation, mediation, and arbitration, our professional liability attorneys have successfully defended real estate brokers and agents in a variety of claims.

Veterinarian: We have successfully represented veterinarians in claims ranging from injury to death, involving both pets and working animals.

Bench & Bar November 2013 Article:  Loss of Chance:  New Medical Malpractice Risk in Minnesota

Dickhoff Opinion

Petition for Rehearing

Dickhoff PDF Respondents_ Response to Appellants_ Petition for Rehearing

Dickhoff AMA and MHA’s Response to Petition for Rehearing

Appellant's Motion for Leave to File Supplemental Authority - 7-15-13 (1252332)

Respondent Dickhoff's Memo Supporting Motion to Strike Alternate Response to Petitioners' Motion for Leave - 7-22-13 (1253849)