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Professional Liability Defense


The attorneys at Wadleigh, Starr & Peters  take pride in presenting a skilled and comprehensive defense for professionals facing malpractice actions.  Our attorneys handle a wide range of professional malpractice cases, including the defense of lawyers, physicians, nurses, health care facilities, hospitals, mental health providers, and other professionals.  We have the legal skill and experience to handle complex professional liability cases in the manner most suited to the particular circumstances of the case – whether that is mediation, settlement, or taking the case to trial.  Whatever the means necessary, our clients know that our professional malpractice group has the skill and experience to take their case from beginning to resolution.

Legal Malpractice

We regularly defend lawyers and law firms in legal malpractice actions in state and federal courts, alternative dispute-resolution venues, and before professional licensing and disciplinary boards.  Our broad experience ranges from representing solo-practitioners to representing some of the largest law firms in the State.  Whether the claim is for malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, ethics violations, or malicious prosecution, we have the necessary experience, expertise, and knowledge to present a robust defense.

Our clients also benefit from the firm’s extensive experience in complex civil litigation, to handle the “case within a case” frequently at issue in malpractice actions.  Our attorneys have litigated a vast range of matters, including matters relating to personal injury, defamation, high profile products liability, complex business transactions, real estate deals, divorces, and many other claims.  The breadth of our civil litigation practice area provides our clients with comfort that their case is being handled by competent, experienced professionals.  We understand that working collaboratively with clients, and with other experienced attorneys within the firm, leads to the most successful defense.

Medical Malpractice

Wadleigh, Starr & Peters’ attorneys continue to be recognized by Best Lawyers as some of the preeminent personal injury and medical malpractice defense attorneys in New Hampshire year after year.  Our distinguished track record in medical malpractice cases demonstrates that our medical malpractice attorneys have the expertise to handle cases of any complexity and exposure level.  We take a dynamic approach to working with medical malpractice clients and use our expertise to approach each defense with the unique perspective it needs.  Our attorneys represent a wide range of clients, including individual health care providers – such as doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physicians’ assistants – offices, and large institutional providers.  Our history of defending medical malpractice actions means that our attorneys bring an exceptional knowledge base and unique set of resources to defending our client’s medical malpractice claims and communicating with credentialing boards.  Our attorneys are familiar with handling medical malpractice cases from the initial stages to conclusion, with skill and discretion.