Professional Liability

Swartz Campbell’s professional liability group has been named the region’s top Litigation Specialty Practice for Professional Liability by ALM (American Lawyer Media) for 2024. The professional Liability Group also received this award in 2017 and 2020 for the professional liability practice area, and, in 2023, for general litigation. Swartz Campbell has also been named a Tier 1 firm in Philadelphia for Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants in the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms®1. The Professional Liability Group is dedicated to the representation of professionals.


The lawyers of the group focus on the defense of actions and proceedings against professionals arising out of professional practice. Many of the matters involve professional malpractice which accuses the professional of deviating from the standard of care. The matters handled by the Professional Liability Group also include claims for breach of contract, defamation, commercial torts, intentional torts such as fraud, conspiracy and illegal acts, and claims based on regulations of professional conduct. The lawyers of the Professional Liability Group manage, monitor and participate in collateral proceedings involving criminal investigations and prosecutions, administrative proceedings, and professional licensing proceedings which may impact the claim litigation. Our Professional Liability Group is accustomed to handling litigation involving issues affecting the liability of professionals.

The Professional Liability Group concentrates on the representation of lawyers, accountants, design professionals (architects, engineers and construction managers), physicians, surgeons, hospitals, appraisers, realtors, insurance producers (agents and brokers), officers and directors, securities dealers, and title insurance agents. Class actions, derivative actions, and securities law based actions are among the types of proceedings by the group.

The representation of professionals for matters arising out of professional conduct requires handling by experienced attorneys who concentrate in the practice. The structure of the Professional Liability Group encourages the lawyers and their staff to collaborate. Through sharing knowledge and ideas about issues common to the representation of all professionals, the talent of each professional liability attorney contributes to achieve the optimal defense. The group uses available technology to manage, develop, plan and organize complex commercial litigation matters. Swartz Campbell lawyers are accustomed to the demands which attend the representation of professionals.

[1] Best Law Firms list is issued by U.S. News & World Report. A description of the selection methodology can be found at No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania or New Jersey.


    Jeffrey B. McCarron, Esquire
    Swartz Campbell
    2001 Market Street
    Suite 2815
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    (P) 215-299-4376

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