For decades, the attorneys at Kennedy Childs have vigorously defended professionals in professional malpractice, liability, errors and omissions and licensing matters.
Despite the best systems and protocols to avoid claims, even the most conscientious and reputable professionals – architects, attorneys, engineers, doctors, para-medical professionals, nurses, dentists, accountants, real estate brokers, appraisers and other professionals – may experience a malpractice claim at some point during his or her career.
That's when our years of experience representing doctors and attorneys in liability claims proves invaluable. Whether it is a pre-claim matter, a suit pending in state or federal court, a matter in arbitration, or a matter on appeal, we have the skill and experience necessary to thoroughly analyze the exposure and potential damages of a claim, and to recommend and implement the best approach for resolving the dispute quickly and economically.
When professional malpractice cases do go to court, Kennedy Childs brings its substantial trial experience to the table. Our cases have helped shape the law on liability to non-clients, non-economic damages, contingent fees, statute of limitations and punitive damages. As a result, we know the chief players in the industry; we understand the issues and concerns held by the targets of a malpractice claim – the professional and the company insuring them – and we can recommend a game plan to secure the best outcome circumstances permit.
In post-trial settings, we bring a team of recognized and respected appellate attorneys who can take up a case on appeal, which requires an entirely different set of skills than handling a case in the trial court. In appeals, the territory is far different than the typical trial setting, and successful appeals hinge on a team of lawyers who know the unique standards of review and procedures that the appellate courts follow and what is needed to prevail in that venue.
Our team focuses on appeals in the state and federal appellate courts of Colorado and adjoining jurisdictions. Our appellate attorneys bring the kind of specialized skills necessary to overturn adverse judgments and uphold favorable ones. Our appellate attorneys can evaluate a potential appeal at the outset to determine its likelihood of success and can guide our clients toward a successful resolution in the appellate court.
In addition to the professional liability and appellate defense, our team can also offer professional clients and firms a complete range of legal services, including professional business planning and risk management, business formation, growth and management, employment counseling and dispute resolution, and dissolution and bankruptcy.