Premises & Professional Liability
Demler, Armstrong & Rowland has successfully defended property owners in a wide variety of cases arising out of the ownership, maintenance and use of commercial and residential property and alleged landowner responsibility for criminal acts of third parties. Since the firm also specializes in the fields of insurance coverage and construction litigation, we also assist landowners in premises liability cases with issues such as additional insured endorsements and indemnity clauses in vendor/subcontractor contracts.
The firm’s attorneys also have extensive experience in defending of a wide range of professional liability claims, including legal malpractice, medical and dental malpractice, errors and omissions claims involving real estate brokers, insurance brokers and other professionals. Several of the firm’s senior attorneys in both Southern and Northern California have handled complex and serious professional liability claims against medical professionals, accountants, engineers, security brokers and real estate professionals. Long Beach Partner Jim Lemieux has handled a myriad of serious insurance agent/broker claims. In addition to representing attorneys against malpractice claims and in trial, San Francisco Managing Partner John Brydon has worked with a nationally known risk management consultant, assisting in helping law firms regarding compliance with insurer underwriting requirements and the implementation of practices and procedures designed to reduce potential professional liability claims and the cost of insurance. He has also acted as an expert witness on behalf of attorneys