Professional Liability Defense

Professionals involved in lawsuits have more than just the outcome of the particular case at stake; their reputations and personal finances are often on the line. Our attorneys have a wealth of experience in aggressively defending against professional malpractice claims at both the trial and appellate levels.

Legal Malpractice

Accusations of misrepresentation or misconduct are an unfortunate risk of practicing law. Barnes Alford has a long history of representing law firms and attorneys in legal malpractice matters. Our attorneys are skilled at doing a comprehensive analysis of the facts to build a solid case for our clients and help them decide the best, most economical course of action to take.

Accounting Malpractice

Barnes Alford brings a strong resume of experience of the accounting industry representing firms of various sizes and types and individual accountants in malpractice claims including:

  • Incorrect audits
  • Improper tax advice
  • Fraud
  • Compliance issues

Our deep knowledge of industry regulations and professional conduct has helped us to successfully represent accountants in investigations and cases in federal and state trials as well as using ADR procedures. Our attorneys also represent accountants before professional licensing boards regarding contract disputes and ethical issues.

Financial Professionals

Professionals in the financial services industry have a responsibility to protect their client’s investments, which can be difficult in today’s volatile market. Compliance with ever-changing regulations and consumer protection laws is becoming a greater challenge. Our attorneys work with financial professionals to investigate claims of compliance, ethics, and professional negligence. We have experience with FINRA and other investor and consumer protection organizations.