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Ethics and Professional Liability

Representing licensed professionals has been an important part of Osborn Maledon's practice since the firm was founded.

Our attorneys regularly advise lawyers, law firms and in-house law departments on ethical obligations, risk management and other issues that arise in the practice of law. When judges have questions about judicial ethics or when their conduct is in issue, they often turn to Osborn Maledon.

We regularly represent lawyers seeking admission to the State Bar of Arizona, lawyers accused of professional misconduct, and judges alleged to have violated the code of judicial ethics. Other licensed professionals, including doctors, psychologists, social workers, other therapists, nurses, and nursing home administrators, often retain Osborn Maledon when they need advice or representation before a licensing agency.

Osborn Maledon defends lawyers and law firms when they are sued in state or federal court for legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, securities fraud or aiding and abetting their clients' torts. We have represented lawyers and law firms in partnership disputes and in disputes and lawsuits arising from a lawyer's departure from a law firm.

Our attorneys also frequently serve as expert witnesses in cases concerning the standard of care, breach of fiduciary duty and the reasonableness of attorneys' fees.

The Osborn Maledon attorneys who represent lawyers, law firms, judges and other licensed professionals have substantial practical experience and an in-depth understanding and appreciation of ethics, legal malpractice and licensure requirements developed from involvement in relevant national and state bar committees and professional organizations, law school instruction and other activities. We work in small, efficient teams, striving to provide sound counseling and effective advocacy for each of our clients.

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