Legal Malpractice Defense
Lawyers make challenging defendants for a variety of reasons — public perception of the legal profession, the client's own ideas of how a case should be defended, and the frequent necessity of defending two cases — the malpractice lawsuit and the case that gave rise to it. We accept the challenge. Stinnett & Masters defends attorneys accused of professional negligence, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and related claims in both state and federal courts.
Professional Liability Defense
We provide defenses for professionals who provide services for others — accountants, executors, trustees, counselors, agents and brokers. Our firm also defends those who take on responsibility and make decisions for business — officers, directors, managers and supervisors. Claims we defend range from professional negligence and breach of fiduciary duty to mismanagement of estates and trusts and employment-related issues.
Product Liability Defense
Lawsuits alleging dangerous or defective products often involve complex facts, catastrophic injuries, and multiple legal theories. Stinnett & Masters defends product manufacturers and sellers against claims of defective product design, manufacturing, and marketing. A sampling of products our attorneys have defended includes aircraft engines, avionics, gas furnaces, air conditioners, water heaters, exercise equipment, hydraulic jacks, and motorcycle accessories.
Property and Premises Litigation
When disaster strikes, disputed claims for damaged and destroyed property often follow. Insurers seek to recoup large payouts from others who may be responsible. Land and business owners also face seemingly ever-increasing liability for injuries to customers and bystanders from conditions on their premises. Stinnett & Masters defends business and property owners facing such claims, and also pursues subrogation interests of third-party payors.
Catastrophic Loss Litigation
Cases of any sort involving brain injuries, paralysis, loss of life or limb, multiple victims, and permanent disabilities present special obstacles for those defending alleged wrongdoers. Developing the evidence and experts to defend damages becomes as important as the traditional defense focus on liability and causation. Our team at Stinnett & Masters brings significant experience with such high exposure claims and the tools and tactics needed to defend them.
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