International Society of Primerus Law Firms

Professional Liability Defense Practice Group

The Professional Liability Defense practice group includes attorneys who work in professional liability, including the defense of directors and officers, accountants, architects, engineers, lawyers, medical professionals, real estate agents, insurance brokers and agents, public officials, and home inspectors; and the defense of employment practices liability matters, including, but not limited to, wage and hour and ADA matters.

Those who work in this field know the special challenges these cases present. They require an understanding of the technical or scientific issues involved, and the experience of a trial lawyer. They require judgment and empathy to help another professional through one of the most difficult experiences of their career. These cases require efficiency in order for the representation to be cost effective. Active involvement in this group helps members provide better service to clients.

Professional Liability Resources

A Survey of the Law of Legal Malpractice Compendium – September 2015

Agent/Broker Liability For Failure to Procure Adequate or Proper Coverage – April 28, 2011
Presented By:
Robert D. (Bob) Brown, Esq. (Donato, Minx, Brown & Pool, P.C. – Houston, TX)

Webinar Materials:


John C. Graffe, Jr., Esq.

ChairJohn C. Graffe, Jr., Esq. (view profile)

925 Fourth Avenue, Suite 2300
Seattle, WA 98104
United States
Phone: 206.681.9872

Raymond D.  McElfish, Esq.

Industry LiasonRaymond D. McElfish, Esq. (view profile)

1112 N. Sherbourne Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90069
United States
Phone: 310.734.0276

Kevin M. Norchi, Esq.

Immediate Past ChairKevin M. Norchi, Esq. (view profile)

Commerce Park IV
23240 Chagrin Boulevard, Suite 210
Cleveland, OH 44122
United States
Phone: 216.539.7950

Ryan A. Kelly, Esq.

Member at LargeRyan A. Kelly, Esq. (view profile)

230 West Monroe Street, Suite 2260
Chicago, IL 60606-4703
United States
Phone: 312.279.6914

Scott D. Hofer, Esq.

Member at LargeScott D. Hofer, Esq. (view profile)

One Kansas City Place
1200 Main Street, Suite 2200
Kansas City, MO 64105
United States
Phone: 816.521.6287

Arthur F. Roeca, Esq.

Member at LargeArthur F. Roeca, Esq. (view profile)

900 Davies Pacific Center
841 Bishop Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
United States
Phone: 808.426.5995

B. Thomas  Hickey, Jr., Esq.

Member at LargeB. Thomas Hickey, Jr., Esq. (view profile)

Pembroke Square
119 South Main, Suite 700
Memphis, TN 38103
United States
Phone: 901.523.1333

Robert E. Cooper, Esq   (Removed)

Member at LargeRobert E. Cooper, Esq (Removed) (view profile)

1800 Financial Center
505 North 20th Street
Birmingham, AL 35203
United States
Phone: 205.545.7456

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