Partners Brad Kimbro and Joe Varner, who are part of Holland & Knight's newly formed Legal Professional Team advising and defending lawyers in legal malpractice cases, talk to the Business Observer about lawyers being a target for lawsuits and how the firm is responding to an uptick in work from fellow law firms.
“There’s a misconception that law firms are deep pockets,” Mr. Kimbro said. “The law firm looks like the easiest target to collect from.”
For many years, Mr. Varner said "lawyers just didn't sue other lawyers" but that no longer applies. He said this practice area has grown in the last five to 10 years. The firm recently ran an advertisement featuring Mr. Varner. Mr. Kimbro, and partner Stacy Blank with the tagline, "Your job is to protect your clients. Our job is to protect you."
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