Lawsuits against lawyers, accountants, officers, directors, brokers and trustees are being brought with increasing frequency. Whether liability claims are filed due to a failed business or professional firm, a securities fraud matter or a stockholder dispute, professionals require experienced legal counsel to provide them with a comprehensive defense.
The professional liability group at Bressler is dedicated to defending and resolving claims on behalf of a wide range of professionals, including lawyers, corporate officers and directors, insurance producers, accountants, architects and engineers. We bring our substantial experience to bear on behalf of clients ranging from large firms to individuals. Bressler litigators offer the experience and resources needed to defend professionals against a wide spectrum of liability suits, including malpractice, negligent misrepresentation, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and securities fraud.
Our aggressive approach to defending claims includes early investigation and strategic motion practice, often delivering positive results at the very earliest stages of a dispute. Our attorneys regularly appear in state and federal bankruptcy, trial and appellate courts.
In many instances, our client’s reputation is at stake. We recognize that the nature of certain claims requires discretion and confidentiality and we have succeeded in resolving these matters through private arbitration and mediation. We also counsel and draft formal opinions designed to assist professionals in understanding and complying with their legal and ethical obligations.
We advocate the rights of major financial services institutions and broker/dealers in high risk litigation. We defend brokers and dealers in disputes before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA"), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
News & Publications
November 2, 2015Bressler Recognized by U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" 2016 Rankings
Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C. is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized by U.S. News - Best Lawyers in the 2016 “Best Law Firms” rankings. The firm rec… Read more
February 18, 2015New York Court of Appeals Sets New Standard In Legal Malpractice Actions
Professional Liability Alert… Read more
July 16, 2012Diana Manning and Benjamin DiLorenzo Author ABA Chapter on New Jersey Professional Liability
Diana C. Manning and Benjamin Di Lorenzo, members of the firm’s Professional Liability Practice Group, authored the chapter on New Jersey State law for the 50-State … Read more
July 1, 2012The Law of Lawyers' Liability
50-State Survey of Legal Malpractice, State of New Jersey Chapter… Read more
May 31, 2012Diana Manning Speaks at American Conference Institute's Advanced Forum on LPL/Legal Malpractice Claims and Litigation
On May 31, 2012, Diana Manning was a panelist at the American Conference Institute’s Advanced Forum on LPL/Legal Malpractice Claims and Litigation. She spoke on "Ad… Read more
March 1, 2012The Importance of Defining the Scope of Representation
Executing a retainer agreement when commencing a legal matter has become routine. In fact, in most jurisdictions, a written agreement is required. In many cases, how… Read more
February 1, 2012Getting Paid and Staying Covered
The Importance of Reviewing Your Professional Liability Policy Before Filing a Suit for Fees… Read more
August 12, 2016NJICLE Seminar: Understanding and Presenting Legal Malpractice Claims
Bressler Principal Diana Manning will speak on “Understanding and Presenting Legal Malpractice Claims” at a New Jersey Institute for Continuing Education (NJICLE) Se… Read more
November 19, 2014American Conference Institute's Advanced Forum on LPL/Legal Malpractice
Diana C. Manning will be speaking at the American Conference Institute's Advanced Forum on LPL/Legal Malpractice on November 19, 2014 in New York. She will speak on … Read more
June 6, 2013Trial Attorneys of New Jersey Annual Meeting & MCLE Seminar
Diana C. Manning will be speaking at the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey Annual Meeting and MCLE Seminar on Thursday, June 6, 2013. She will be speaking on legal malpr… Read more
March 16, 20132013 Legal Malpractice Update
On March 16, 2013, Diana C. Manning will be speaking at the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education's Program "2013 Legal Malpractice Update." The topic… Read more
September 28, 2012Lawyers and Accountants - An Interdisciplinary Dialogue: Issues and Understandings
On September 28, 2012, Diana Manning will be a panelist at the New York County Lawyers’ Association’s seminar "Lawyers and Accountants – An Interdisciplinary Dialogu… Read more
March 31, 20122012 Legal Malpractice Update
On March 31, 2012, Diana C. Manning will be a speaker at the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s (NJICLE's) Program “2012 Legal Malpractice Update.… Read more
March 20, 2012MCCA 11th Annual CLE Expo
On March 21, 2012, Diana Manning will speak at the Minority Corporate Counsel Association's 11th Annual CLE Expo in Chicago, Illinois. Her topic is "Ethics Alert: Mu… Read more
March 26, 2011NJICLE 2011 Legal Malpractice Seminar
On Saturday, March 26, 2011, Diana Manning will speak at the NJICLE 2011 Legal Malpractice Update Seminar. She will lead an in depth discussion of issues raised by t… Read more
March 27, 20102010 ICLE Legal Malpractice Update
On March 27, 2010, Diana C. Manning will speak on "Effect of Settlements on the Record Enforcability and More"… Read more
December 1, 2009"State Of The Lawyers Professional Liability Environment." What Every Attorney Needs To Know
On Tuesday, December 2, 2009, Mark M. Tallmadge, a member of the firm's Professional Liability practice group, will be speaking on legal malpractice prevention. Othe… Read more