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Professionals In Virtually Every Industry Are Subject To Standards Of Conduct

When you trust important matters to a professional, you expect those matters to be handled with care. Nothing is more disappointing than giving up significant sums of money only to have your matter mishandled. While no human being is perfect, significant blunders that affect the rights of clients are unacceptable, particularly when committed by highly trained individuals in complex fields. Generally, responsible ethics and standards of professional conduct are regulated by a state supervisory or disciplinary board. Professionals in a regulated industry must uphold the tenets of their profession and adhere to ethical standards. When they fail to do so and depart from accepted “standards of care,” the repercussions often impact you, the client. Your finances, long-term goals and overall trust in the profession may all suffer as a result.

What Is Professional Liability?

Professional liability is ascribed to a “professional” because their conduct fell below the recognized standard of care and was proven to be the “proximate” or direct cause for someone’s loss. Examples of such professionals include doctors, nurses, lawyers, engineers, accountants, insurance and real estate agents and others.

Public officials are also subject to legal liability with an exposure or loss potential similar to that of a professional. The trigger of liability is determined to be a “wrongful act” – usually an error, omission, misstatement, neglect or breach of duty in his or her capacity as a public official or employee of any public or administrative entity

We’re Committed To What’s Right

At O'Toole Law Firm, LLC, we take a strong stance against professional malpractice in all its iterations, including:

  • Conflicts of interest
  • Breaches of fiduciary duty
  • Professional negligence
  • Fraud or misrepresentation
  • Other errors or omissions that lead to significant loss

Individuals, property owners, policyholders and businesses turn to our firm when they have been let down by other professionals. In us, they find a reliable advocate and supportive voice for securing legally justified remedies.

A Unique Vantage Point For Protecting Your Interests

Professional liability claims require familiarity with the industry at issue. The court will look to you, as the plaintiff, to establish that the opposing party failed to meet his or her legal obligations. We can help you do that. Equipped with valuable experience in the insurance and financial sectors, our attorney has the ideal repertoire of skills and knowledge to handle these cases.

At O'Toole Law, you will find the optimal combination of legal experience and industry knowledge. Attorney John O'Toole is also a certified public accountant (CPA) (inactive) and former insurance claims adjuster and broker, and he holds an advanced law degree (LL.M) in taxation.

We represent clients in liability claims against professionals in various fields, including, but not limited to:

  • Attorneys
  • Accountants
  • Tax advisers
  • Financial advisers (including stock brokers, investment advisers and financial planners)
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Real estate brokers
  • Insurance brokers
  • Management or other “consultants” of all stripes

We also handle medical malpractice claims against health care professionals.

Contact Us Now

If you live or work in the Chicagoland area, the first step is to learn more about your legal options by discussing your case with Attorney O'Toole. Call our office at 312-815-6330 or send us an email to initiate your free consultation.