Although an attorney may zealously represent his/her client, it is unavoidable for even the best attorneys to elude the occasional unhappy client. Unfortunately, when a client does not receive the desired result, they often look for someone else to blame. At K&F we are prepared to effectively defend attorneys against malpractice claims, including self-insured attorneys and those possessing coverage through an outside professional liability insurer. Our attorneys have significant experience appearing before a variety of different professional licensing boards, and one of our partners has previously served as a hearing committee member with the BBO.
Whether it be a complaint filed with the BBO, or a civil lawsuit, our firm approaches each case with both compassion and discretion, as we recognize that an attorney’s ability to practice law represents their livelihood. We also recognize, and are prepared to handle, the complex nature of having to analyze the vast amounts of facts and legal arguments at issue in the underlying case, which led to the present complaint being filed. Our firm is prepared to develop a response to any complaint, negotiate with the BBO, and, if necessary, present a zealous defense at hearing. At K&F, we are committed to ensuring that our clients are afforded procedural and substantive fairness, including an opportunity to a full and fair hearing under the due process standards of both state and federal law. In the event of a lawsuit, our basic strategy is to prepare for trial thoroughly and aggressively during the early stages of litigation, in order to ensure that we are always well prepared for trial, and to maximize leverage if settlement is ultimately in our client’s best interest.
“I am a medical doctor who has worked with K&F on a number of cases. I am consistently impressed with the K&F team’s collaborative approach, with their individual commitment, and with their strong litigation skills.”
“My counsel at K&F was very patient and diligent. She was very thorough and detailed in explaining issues to me. She helped me explain my questions and understand the answers. I am glad K&F was on my side.”
“It all went very well. As soon as I met Attorney Koufman I felt very comfortable with the way he approached things. He definitely knows the law and he made it really easy and straightforward for me. I definitely recommend him to others because he is fair and honest. He’s a good guy.”
“Melissa Garand & Victor Koufman represented me in my civil rights action. They were always responsive to my requests and were very knowledgeable with respect to my civil rights. As a result, they helped me achieve a very favorable outcome with respect to my case. I highly recommend them to others whose civil rights were violated.”
“I was very happy with the results from Koufman & Frederick. Attorney Garand was very understanding and I was comfortable with her. Considering what I went through, it went really quickly; faster than I expected. There were no problems. Now everything is going great in my life.”
“I received a “Not Guilty” verdict. Everything was just fantastic. Attorney Koufman looked at every single thing. I am very happy about what he did. He’s a very good lawyer. He’s respectful. The jury was six women and one guy, and they liked him very much.”
“Koufman & Frederick retained me as an expert in a medical case. They effectively and thoroughly prepared for trial by, for instance, developing a good working knowledge of the content of my testimony. They also helped me determine the best manner by which I presented my expert testimony, and at trial, they were relaxed but very effective before the jury. “