McCormick Barstow's Professional Liability Practice Group specializes in representing professionals in a wide variety of matters involving errors and omissions, licensing, and disciplinary proceedings. The Practice Group's diverse clientele includes physicians, hospitals, psychologists, psychiatrists, chiropractors, podiatrists, dentists, attorneys, real estate agents, accountants, architects, engineers and corporate directors/officers.
Recognized as one of the leading defense firms in California, McCormick Barstow has extensive experience defending health care providers in medical malpractice cases, peer review committees and disciplinary proceedings before the Medical Board of California. The Practice Group also has expertise defending attorneys in legal malpractice cases and disciplinary proceedings before the California State Bar. The firm has also been selected to represent judges in disciplinary matters before the Commission on Judicial Performance.
McCormick Barstow's Professional Liability Practice Group is comprised of skilled litigators experienced in both state and federal courts. Members of the Practice Group also engage in substantial appellate work in the Courts of Appeal, California Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The members' expertise in the area of professional errors and omissions is highly recognized in the professional community as they are frequently asked to be guest lecturers at seminars sponsored by medical organizations, business professionals and legal associations. The Practice Group provides informative seminars for clients on select topics. Several members are affiliated with The American Board of Trial Advocates, The American College of Trial Lawyers, The Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California, The Fresno County Bar Association, The Federal Bar Association, The Association of Business Trial Lawyers, The Defense Research Institute and other similar professional organizations. Some members have held distinguished positions in these organizations, including a past president of the Fresno County Bar Association and a past president of the San Joaquin Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.
By working closely with other practice groups at McCormick Barstow, the Professional Liability Practice Group can assist professionals in all their personal and professional legal needs, such as estate planning, employment matters, financial matters, business transactions and real estate transactions, to name a few.