Ethics and Legal Malpractice

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Experienced legal malpractice attorneys for when your reputation is at risk

In matters where your legal reputation is on the line, you need seasoned counsel that you can trust.

At Burns White, our Ethics and Legal Malpractice Group has more than 20 years of experience representing and advising attorneys facing disciplinary action and ethics issues. Whether you have received a DB-7 violation or find yourself in an ethical dilemma, our team can assist with a wide range of matters affecting your licensure.

Care and sensitivity

Thorough and efficient, we work quickly and with the greatest care and sensitivity, to understand and address each issue, working to deliver a favorable resolution at the earliest stage. In addition, our attorneys also handle attorney licensure reinstatements and informal consultations involving ethical dilemmas or professional errors. And, we can help, whether a client has disciplinary insurance coverage or not.

Leadership in legal ethics

Led by James R. Schadel, the Ethics Group has been assisting attorneys and other professionals with various stages of disciplinary counsel before the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania Lawyers Fund for Client Security, as well as ethical matters and malpractice claims, since the 1980s. An active, well-known member of the ethics community, Mr. Schadel served on a Pennsylvania Supreme Court committee that examined the current rules governing judicial conduct and ethics, and currently serves on the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations’ Ethics Committees. In addition, Mr. Schadel is a frequently requested speaker on legal malpractice avoidance, lawyer ethics, and risk management by various bar associations and legal organizations.

When your reputation is at stake, the legal malpractice attorneys at Burns White will work tirelessly to protect what you have achieved.