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Professional Liability

In today’s litigious society, more professionals find themselves named parties in lawsuits. For highly educated, successful people, at the top of their careers, these kinds of lawsuits can be surprising, frightening, and very personal, often resulting from routine transactions or business engagements that have turned sour. The attorneys of Fee, Smith & Sharp understand that protecting your reputation, business, and family is of paramount importance. At the beginning of each engagement, our Professional Liability defense team takes the time to understand you and the unique factual nuances of your matter. We get to know each client personally, understand your risk tolerance and determine together whether early resolution or litigation is the best course of action. We regularly represent accountants, architects, attorneys, doctors and nurses, engineers, hospitals and nursing homes, insurance brokers and agents, and officers and directors of various corporations based in Texas. Our attorneys defend against allegations of malpractice, negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and similar claims.

Broad Range of Texas Professionals


We defend lawsuits and disciplinary proceedings on behalf of a broad range of Texas professionals in administrative venues, and state and federal courts. Our firm’s Texas-based legal experience and capabilities in the areas of commercial business litigation, construction, healthcare, insurance, and transportation, are all vital to understanding your business and developing a successful defense tailored to your specific case. We handle both self-insured clients and professionals under their errors and omissions policies. If you or your business is sued for any high-stakes professional liability matter, contact one of Fee, Smith & Sharp’s Professional Liability attorneys.

Frequently Asked Questions

What steps should my company take to prepare for potential litigation in Texas?

If your company is facing the possibility of litigation in Texas, it’s essential to take certain steps to prepare. First, gather and organize all relevant documents, contracts, and communications related to the dispute. Consult with your in-house legal team or engage outside counsel to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your case. It’s crucial to preserve any electronic or physical evidence that may be relevant to the litigation. Finally, communicate openly and regularly with your trial lawyer to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the situation and develop an effective legal strategy.

Can my company be sued in multiple jurisdictions in Texas?

Yes, it’s possible for a company to be sued in multiple jurisdictions within Texas. This can occur if the company has operations, employees, or significant contacts in different counties or cities across the state. In such cases, it’s crucial to work with an experienced trial lawyer who understands the complexities of multi-jurisdictional litigation. They can help you navigate the various procedural rules and strategize the most effective approach to handle the litigation in each jurisdiction.

How long does the litigation process typically take for a company in Texas?

The duration of litigation can vary widely depending on the specific circumstances of the case. Complex commercial disputes involving companies often take longer than simple personal injury cases. The litigation process in Texas generally involves several stages, including pleadings, discovery, pre-trial motions, trial, and potentially an appeal. It’s challenging to provide an exact timeline, as each case is unique. However, your trial lawyer can provide a rough estimate based on their experience and knowledge of the specific court where the case is being litigated.

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