Houston Professional Liability Lawyers
Serpe Andrews’ Professional Liability and Services practice focuses on the defense of organizations and individuals, who provide professional services to their client. Serpe Andrews represents and handles malpractice and related claims involving a broad array of professional organizations and professionals, including accountants, architects and engineers and other design professionals, insurance agents and brokers, directors and officers, lawyers, real estate agents and brokers, securities industries professionals (namely, broker-dealers, registered representatives, investment advisors, and certified financial planners), as well as other, various licensed professionals.
Owing to their decades of experience successfully defending professional organizations and professionals in claims involving alleged violations of professional standards and ethical duties, Serpe Andrews attorneys are routinely retained by professionals and their insurers to defend claims brought in in federal and state district courts in Texas and New Mexico, among many other jurisdictions, and claims brought before the American Arbitration Association, the Texas Arbitration Association, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Serpe Andrews also represents professionals in matters and proceedings before regulatory bodies, including, among others, the Texas Department of Insurance, the Texas Real Estate Commission, the Texas State Bar Grievance Committee, and FINRA.
Serpe Andrews has significant experience representing accounting firms and individual accountants in malpractice claims arising from and involving tax return preparation, audits, preparation of financial statements, employee benefit plans and programs, and other accounting areas of service and practice. Serpe Andrews also represents accountants in response to customer complaints before the Texas State Board of Accountancy.
Architects and Engineers
Serpe Andrews attorneys have decades of experience successfully representing architects and engineers and other design professionals in construction defect and delay claims, in state courts throughout Texas and before the American Arbitration Association. With the assistance of its enviable network of design professional and construction consultants and experts, Serpe Andrews’ attorneys represent architects and engineers and other design professionals through all phases of construction litigation, including pre-suit, formal alternative dispute proceedings through trial and appeal or final hearing.
Directors and Officers
Serpe Andrews has a team of attorneys, who devote a significant portion of their practice to the defense of liability claims against directors and officers in federal and state district courts in Texas and many other jurisdictions. Serpe Andrews attorneys have experience representing boards of directors, board committees, and individual directors and officers of public and private companies, partnerships, and non-profit organizations, including cooperatives, trusts, associations, school boards, hospitals, and religious and charitable institutions. Whether the claim arises from an alleged failure to adhere to the organization’s governing documents or the by-laws, breach of fiduciary duty, financial malfeasance, misrepresentation or other, alleged act or omission, Serpe Andrews’ attorneys have the knowledge and experience to successfully defend your organization’s directors and officers.
Insurance Brokers and Agents
Serpe Andrews has a devoted team specializing in the representation of insurance professionals, ranging from small independent agencies to nationally recognized brokerages, in defense of malpractice claims in all lines of coverage, ranging from personal lines, including auto, health, home, and life, to commercial lines, including commercial general liability, errors and omissions and directors and officers, among many others. Serpe Andrews also represents brokers and agents in claims arising from the sale of investment products and employee benefit plans.
In addition to protecting insurance agents and brokers and their respective organizations in malpractice claims, Serpe Andrews represents insurance brokerage firms/agencies and brokers/agents before the Texas Department of Insurance.
Serpe Andrews attorneys have decades of experience successfully representing law firms and lawyers in legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty claims in federal and state district courts in Texas and New Mexico, among many other jurisdictions. Serpe Andrews attorneys are routinely retained by attorneys and their insurers to defend attorneys engaged in all practice areas, including, but not limited to, personal injury, business litigation, consumer protection and practice, estate planning, family law, real estate, banking and financing, and debt collection services. Serpe Andrews attorney also represent attorneys in disciplinary proceedings before the Texas State Bar Grievance Committee and state bars of other jurisdictions.
Real Estate Professionals
Serpe Andrews’s litigates malpractice disputes in Texas and other jurisdictions on behalf of real estate brokers and agents, appraisers, surveyors, and home inspectors, among many other real estate professionals. Whether the claims are based on misrepresentation, a failure to disclose, or other alleged error or omission, Serpe Andrews’ professional liability attorneys have a broad range of experience litigating all types of claims against real estate professionals. Serpe Andrews additionally has considerable experience and success representing real estate brokers, agents, appraisers, surveyors, and home inspectors in complaints before the Texas Real Estate Commission.
Securities Litigation and Arbitration
Serpe Andrews attorneys has decades of experience representing securities industry professionals, including financial planners, investment advisers, broker-dealers and registered representatives in claims brought in district court or FINRA arbitration by public customers against securities industry professionals under federal and state securities laws, where the allegations are premised on allegations of unsuitability, fraud, unauthorized trading, churning, selling away, failure to supervise, and other alleged security violations. Serpe Andrews’ clients range from large, national wirehouses to independent broker-dealers and involve the full spectrum of security products, from stocks and bonds to private placements and other alternative investments. Serpe Andrews attorneys also has significant experience representing financial services professionals before the regulatory divisions of FINRA, the SEC, and various state securities bureaus.
Miscellaneous Professional Liability
Serpe Andrews has represented virtually every type of professional and organization that employs professionals. In short, if the claim involves an alleged error or omission of a licensed professional or his or her employer, Serpe Andrews’ Professional Liability team has the experience and skill to successfully defend any individual or organization, who is sued in connection with the provision of professional advice and services to clients.