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We are able to place coverage for attorneys in all 50 states.

Let us put our over two decades of experience specializing in professional liability insurance to work for you. Our exclusive contacts and excellent relationships with well funded carriers will help you maintain or acquire the malpractice insurance you need to protect yourself while ensuring the best possible terms Our Commitment to Attorneys

If you have previous claims, Bar complaints, or focus on unique areas of practice our experience specializing in Lawyers Malpractice Insurance is critical in helping you obtain coverage with the best possible terms: LPL Malpractice Coverage

Click the button below to complete our simple online Law Firm Information Form which enables us to determine the markets that could best improve your professional liability coverage. We encourage you to complete the form even if your current policy is not up for renewal as this information is critical in helping us to provide you the terms you need to make an informed decision for future renewals.

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PrimeWest Professional Partners is committed to providing your firm with the best service a full-service dedicated team of insurance professionals can provide.

Our objectives are:

  • To be honest, fair and always do the right thing for our clients
  • To be interested in our clients, and find solutions to their problems
  • To put our client’s interests above everything else

What does a professional brokerage firm like PrimeWest do for your firm?

  • Access client needs, risk profile, practice areas, risk tolerance, etc.
  • Use knowledge and expertise to determine suitable products
  • Approach markets and make the appropriate selection
  • Analyze products, including language, terms, and coverage’s
  • Negotiate language and terms with underwriters where appropriate
  • Negotiate Price
  • Execute the transaction
  • Retain documentation
  • Provide claims services
  • Provide notice to carrier
  • Explain the meaning of policy language
  • Explain the firm’s options in case of non-renewal
  • Explain the consequences of cancellation and assist where possible with reinstatement
  • Remain aware of changing trends in policy language (both broad and restrictive)
  • To varying degrees, customize or draft policy language for special needs and individual circumstances
  • Remain aware of what small and large firms are doing with respect to managing risk insurance practices
  • Make recommendations concerning appropriate coverage limits, and advise of potential coverage gaps
  • Assist the firm in obtaining continuous coverage
  • Maintain long-term relationships with carriers and underwriters so that the best terms can be obtained for clients

Our alliance with the many quality insurance carriers we represent gives us the ability to tailor an insurance program to meet your specific needs. In addition to lawyers lawyer’s professional liability, we also offer other products necessary in business:

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Business Owners’ Package
  • General Liability
  • Employment Practice Liability

 

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Protection you can count on.
Whether your firm is large or small, Travelers can provide the coverage you need. Travelers offers products specifically designed to help protect legal professionals and their assets against losses resulting from negligence, errors and omissions.

Coverage Features
The new Travelers 1st Choice+ professional liability policy provides coverage that can grow and evolve with you and your firm. The Travelers 1st Choice+ policy has many features that protect against potential loss and emerging exposures.

Pre-Claim Assistance
Covers expenses associated with the evaluation and mitigation of a potential claim. The limit of liability or the deductible do not apply to pre-claim expenses.

Network and Information Security Offense Coverage
Covers claims for the transmission of a computer virus; claims for the failure to control access to your computer or network; and the failure to prevent unauthorized access to, or use of, data containing confidential information of others.

Crisis Event Expense Reimbursement
Reimburses costs of consulting services of a public relations firm incurred in response to a crisis event that has had a material adverse impact on you or your firm's reputation. A crisis event includes the death or departure of principal, potential dissolution of the named insured, workplace violence, or other event that has a material adverse effect on the named insured's reputation.

D&O Coverage for Non-Profits
Covers exposures incidental or related to serving as a director, officer or committee member for a non-profit entity or bar association up to $500,000 or your policy limit.

Publishing Liability Coverage
Covers publication, sale or distribution of material directly related to the practice of law up to $500,000 or your policy limit.

 

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PrimeWest Insurance Group (PW) represents The Hartford's significant presence in the financial and professional insurance markets. The Hartford is one of the largest providers of Directors & Officers (D&O), Employment Practices Liability (EPL), Errors & Omissions (E&O) and crime insurance in the nation.

Specializing in writing coverages for both private and public entities, The Hartford also offers targeted programs for financial services, technology, real estate operating companies, venture capital-backed companies and more.

Management Liability - Every day, newspapers are filled with articles about companies being sued over accounting fraud, mergers and acquisitions, signs of financial weakness and conflicts of interest. Courts are overflowing with shareholders, competitors, customers, employees making damaging claims against directors and officers. Feel confident with management liability insurance, (Directors & Officers Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Fiduciary Liability, Fidelity Liability (Crime), Kidnap, Ransom and Extortion) from the Hartford.

Private Company Solutions - Privately held companies, regardless of size, are threatened by many of the same liability and criminal exposures that public companies face. And when they want tailored insurance protection backed by superior claim service and financial stability, they trust The Hartford.

Professional Liability/Errors & Omissions (E&O) - Protects companies and individuals against loss (damages and defense costs) resulting from acts, errors or omission in their performance of professional duties. Common claims allege negligence, misrepresentation, and design errors, violation of good faith and fair dealing and inaccurate advice. Feel confident with Professional liability insurance, (Miscellaneous Errors & Omissions, Lawyers Professional Liability, Real Estate Errors & Omissions, Technology Errors & Omissions, Accounting Errors & Omissions and more) from the Hartford.

Transactional Risk - Representations & Warranties Insurance - Insures a loss that results from an inaccuracy in the seller's representations and warranties made to the buyer in a merger or acquisition. Coverage can be seller-based, protecting the seller for its misrepresentations made to the buyer, or buyer-based, providing first-party coverage to the buyer.

 

Lawyers Professional Liability Programs

Listed below are several insurance carriers writing Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance.  For your convenience respective applications/policy forms have been added for review. However, we encourage you to complete the eQuote form to receive a no-obligation premium quote and to help us direct you to the appropriate insurance carrier for your specific situation.

If you have any questions, please fill out our online contact form and we will get back with you promptly.

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Other Available Carriers:

NA

Admiral Insurance Company

A

Arch Insurance Group

RRG

Attorneys' Liability Assurance Society Inc. (ALAS) A Risk Retention Group

A

Carolina Casualty

A

Chartis Lawyers Professional Liability Program

A

Chubb - Executive Risk

A

CNA

NA

Darwin National Assurance Company

NA

Darwin Select Insurance Company

A

Fireman's Fund Insurance Company

NA

First Mercury Insurance Company

A

Great American Insurance Company

A

Hartford Specialty

NA

Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of North Carolina

NA

Liberty Surplus Insurance Corporation

NA

Lloyd's of London - Attorney Select

A

Mainstreet Financial Service, Inc.

A

Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company

A

Old Republic Insurance Company (Chicago Underwriting Group)

A

OneBeacon Insurance Company

A

Plus Companies, Westchester Fire Insurance Co. - Law/Pro Plus

A

Professionals Direct Insurance Company

A

State National Insurance Company

A

Swiss Re Commercial Insurance

A

Travelers - DRI (Defense Research Institute)

NA

United National Insurance

A

XL Select Professional (listed formerly as Greenwich Insurance Company)

A

Zurich

Explanation of Terms

"Sponsored program" means that the program is sponsored by the state bar association.

"A" = Admitted. The company had met the minimum requirements established by statute and is authorized by that state to write lawyers' professional liability business. The importance of being admitted includes not only the protection to the insured of having the backing of the state's regulatory authorities to assist if a problem arises, but also the fact that the guaranty fund laws generally apply only to licensed insurers.

"NA" = Non-admitted. The company is a surplus line (non-admitted) carrier, which is a company that generally underwrites risks or part of risks for which insurance is not available through an admitted company. This business is, therefore, placed with a non-admitted insurer (a company not licensed in the state) in accordance with state surplus lines insurance laws.

"RRG" = Risk Retention Group. A special purpose liability insurance company formed under the Liability Risk Retention Act of 1986 that is wholly owned by its policyholders. After meeting the regulatory requirements of the state in which it is chartered, an RRG can provide insurance to members in other states without first having to meet their individual licensing requirements.

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Admiral Insurance Company

Applications
Policy Forms

Contact
Pittsburgh, PA
245 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA15222


San Francisco
588 Sutter St., Suite 273
San Francisco, CA 94104

States Where the Carrier Writes:
All States, excluding Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

Do you write professional insurance for judges:
No

# of Years Writing Legal Insurance:
15 Years

Restrictions:
None, but practice area impacts premium

Size Guidelines:
Writes firms of 1 or more attorneys

Highest Available Limits of Liability:
$10 Million each claim & aggregate

Deductible:
Minimum $5,000; will consider lower on a case by case basis

Limits in Excess of Deductible:
Yes

Defense Costs Included in Limits:
Yes, exceptions by endorsement

Insured's Activities for Entity Not Covered by Policy:
Excludes claims arising out of insured's activity and/or capacity as such

Securities Exclusion:
Yes, can be removed by endorsement

Defense for Malicious Prosecution, Abuse of Process or Defamation:
Yes, defamation and malicious prosecution

Prior Acts Coverage:
Yes, included if insured did not give notice to prior insurer and did not know or could not reasonably foresee that such act, error, or omission might be the basis for a claim, and there is no other coverage.

Input Re: Selection of Counsel:
No provision in the policy

Consent to Settle Provision:
Insured's consent required; but if insured rejects settlement the insurance company liability is capped

OPTIONS FOR SCOPE OF COVERAGE
Coverage Available for:

Partners Leaving: No

Employed Attorneys Leaving: No

Part-time Legal Work: Yes

Non-practicing Lawyers: Yes

Government: Yes

In-house: No

Updated: 07/05/2010

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Arch Insurance Group

Contact
Pittsburgh, PA
245 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA15222


San Francisco
588 Sutter St., Suite 273
San Francisco, CA 94104


States Where the Carrier Writes
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Dist. Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming

Do you write professional insurance for judges:
No

# of Years Writing Legal Insurance:
5 Years

Restrictions:
No blanket restrictions

Size Guidelines:
Writes firms of all sizes

Highest Available Limits of Liability:
$10 Million

Deductible:
No Minimum.

Limits in Excess of Deductible:
State Specific

Defense Costs Included in Limits:
Yes, exceptions by endorsement

Insured's Activities for Entity Not Covered by Policy:
Contact carrier for details

Securities Exclusion:
No securities exclusion

Defense for Malicious Prosecution, Abuse of Process or Defamation:
Defense until found guilty or admitted by insured

Prior Acts Coverage:
Included in policy, can limit by endorsement

Input Re: Selection of Counsel:
Contact carrier for details

Consent to Settle Provision:
Insured must consent however, company can limit liability to amount for which claim could have settled.

OPTIONS FOR SCOPE OF COVERAGE
Coverage Available for:

Partners Leaving: Yes

Employed Attorneys Leaving: Yes

Part-time Legal Work: Yes

Non-practicing Lawyers: No

Government: No

In-house: No

Updated: 07/05/2010

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Attorneys' Liability Assurance Society, Inc. (ALAS) A Risk Retention Group

Contact
Pittsburgh, PA
245 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA15222


San Francisco
588 Sutter St., Suite 273
San Francisco, CA 94104


States Where the Carrier Writes:
All States except Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

Do you write professional insurance for judges:
No

# of Years Writing Legal Insurance:
30 Years

Restrictions:
None

Size Guidelines:
Writes firms of 35 or more attorneys

Highest Available Limits of Liability:
$75 Million each claim & $150 Million aggregate

Deductible:
Minimum $175,000; maximum $5 Million

Limits in Excess of Deductible:
Yes

Defense Costs Included in Limits:
Yes

Insured's Activities for Entity Not Covered by Policy:
Excludes claims arising out of any assured acting in his or her capacity as a director and/or officer

Securities Exclusion:
No

Defense for Malicious Prosecution, Abuse of Process or Defamation:
Yes, malicious prosecution, defamation

Prior Acts Coverage:
Coverage available at option of firm

Input Re: Selection of Counsel:
Policy provision - counsel selected by the insured shall be approved in advance by the company

Consent to Settle Provision:
Insured's consent required; but if insured rejects settlement the insurance company liability is capped for the amount for which claim could have been settled.

OPTIONS FOR SCOPE OF COVERAGE
Coverage Available for:

Partners Leaving: Yes

Employed Attorneys Leaving: Yes

Part-time Legal Work: Yes

Non-practicing Lawyers: No

Government: No

In-house: No

Updated: 06/04/2010

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Axis

Contact
Pittsburgh, PA
245 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA15222


San Francisco
588 Sutter St., Suite 273
San Francisco, CA 94104


States Where the Carrier Writes:
All States except Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

Do you write professional insurance for judges:
No

# of Years Writing Legal Insurance:
30 Years

Restrictions:
None

Size Guidelines:
Writes firms of 35 or more attorneys

Highest Available Limits of Liability:
$75 Million each claim & $150 Million aggregate

Deductible:
Minimum $175,000; maximum $5 Million

Limits in Excess of Deductible:
Yes

Defense Costs Included in Limits:
Yes

Insured's Activities for Entity Not Covered by Policy:
Excludes claims arising out of any assured acting in his or her capacity as a director and/or officer

Securities Exclusion:
No

Defense for Malicious Prosecution, Abuse of Process or Defamation:
Yes, malicious prosecution, defamation

Prior Acts Coverage:
Coverage available at option of firm

Input Re: Selection of Counsel:
Policy provision - counsel selected by the insured shall be approved in advance by the company

Consent to Settle Provision:
Insured's consent required; but if insured rejects settlement the insurance company liability is capped for the amount for which claim could have been settled.

OPTIONS FOR SCOPE OF COVERAGE
Coverage Available for:

Partners Leaving: Yes

Employed Attorneys Leaving: Yes

Part-time Legal Work: Yes

Non-practicing Lawyers: No

Government: No

In-house: No

Updated: 06/04/2010

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Carolina Casualty

Applications
Policy Forms

Contact
Pittsburgh, PA
245 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA15222


San Francisco
588 Sutter St., Suite 273
San Francisco, CA 94104


States Where the Carrier Writes:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming

Do you write professional insurance for judges:
No

# of Years Writing Legal Insurance:
15 Years

Restrictions:
None, but practice area impacts premium

Size Guidelines:
Writes firms of 1 or more attorneys

Highest Available Limits of Liability:
$10 Million each claim & aggregate

Deductible:
Minimum $5,000; will consider lower on a case by case basis

Limits in Excess of Deductible:
Yes

Defense Costs Included in Limits:
Yes, exceptions by endorsement

Insured's Activities for Entity Not Covered by Policy:
Excludes claims arising out of insured's activity and/or capacity as such

Securities Exclusion:
Yes, can be removed by endorsement

Defense for Malicious Prosecution, Abuse of Process or Defamation:
Yes, defamation and malicious prosecution

Prior Acts Coverage:
Yes, included if insured did not give notice to prior insurer and did not know or could not reasonably foresee that such act, error, or omission might be the basis for a claim, and there is no other coverage.

Input Re: Selection of Counsel:
No provision in the policy

Consent to Settle Provision:
Insured's consent required; but if insured rejects settlement the insurance company liability is capped

OPTIONS FOR SCOPE OF COVERAGE
Coverage Available for:

Partners Leaving: No

Employed Attorneys Leaving: No

Part-time Legal Work: Yes

Non-practicing Lawyers: Yes

Government: Yes

In-house: No

Updated: 06/05/2010

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Chartis Lawyers Professional Liability Program

Contact
Pittsburgh, PA
245 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA15222


San Francisco
588 Sutter St., Suite 273
San Francisco, CA 94104


States Where the Carrier Writes:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Disrict of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Do you write professional insurance for judges:

# of Years Writing Legal Insurance:
12 Years

Restrictions:
Intellectual Property

Size Guidelines:
1 to 100 target market

Highest Available Limits of Liability:
$10 Million each claim & aggregate

Deductible:
Variety

Limits in Excess of Deductible:
Yes

Defense Costs Included in Limits:
Yes

Insured's Activities for Entity Not Covered by Policy:
Excludes claims arising out of insured's activity and/or capacity as such

Securities Exclusion:
Capped Limits

Defense for Malicious Prosecution, Abuse of Process or Defamation:
Yes

Prior Acts Coverage:
Yes

Input Re: Selection of Counsel:
Mutual Consent

Consent to Settle Provision:
Broad

OPTIONS FOR SCOPE OF COVERAGE
Coverage Available for:

Partners Leaving: Yes

Employed Attorneys Leaving: Yes

Part-time Legal Work: No

Non-practicing Lawyers: Yes

Government: Yes

In-house: No

Updated: 03/31/2010

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Chubb - Executive Risk

Applications
Policy Forms

Contact
Pittsburgh, PA
245 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA15222


San Francisco
588 Sutter St., Suite 273
San Francisco, CA 94104


States Where the Carrier Writes:
All States and Puerto Rico

Do you write professional insurance for judges:
No

# of Years Writing Legal Insurance:
15 Years

Restrictions:
None

Size Guidelines:
Writes firms of 10 or more attorneys

Highest Available Limits of Liability:
$25 Million each claim; $50 Million aggregate

Deductible:
Minimum varies with firm size & liability amount; no maximum

Limits in Excess of Deductible:
Yes

Defense Costs Included in Limits:
Yes

Insured's Activities for Entity Not Covered by Policy:

Securities Exclusion:
No

Defense for Malicious Prosecution, Abuse of Process or Defamation:
Yes, defamation in connection with performance of professional services

Prior Acts Coverage:
Insured attorneys covered for claims arising from professional services rendered on behalf of or in the name of insured firm whenever committed.

Input Re: Selection of Counsel:
Insured has right, as stated in policy, to retain counsel of their choosing, but no defense expenses may be incurred without consent of the underwriter.

Consent to Settle Provision:
Insured's consent is required, but insured pays excess defense and indemnity if rejects settlement recommended by underwriter and acceptable to claimant.

OPTIONS FOR SCOPE OF COVERAGE
Coverage Available for:

Partners Leaving: Yes, form covers past, present and future attorneys

Employed Attorneys Leaving: Yes, form covers past, present and future attorney

Part-time Legal Work: Yes

Non-practicing Lawyers: Yes

Government: No

In-house: Yes

Updated: 02/05/2010

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Colony- Executive Risk

Applications
Policy Forms

Contact
Pittsburgh, PA
245 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA15222


San Francisco
588 Sutter St., Suite 273
San Francisco, CA 94104


States Where the Carrier Writes:
All States and Puerto Rico

Do you write professional insurance for judges:
No

# of Years Writing Legal Insurance:
15 Years

Restrictions:
None

Size Guidelines:
Writes firms of 10 or more attorneys

Highest Available Limits of Liability:
$25 Million each claim; $50 Million aggregate

Deductible:
Minimum varies with firm size & liability amount; no maximum

Limits in Excess of Deductible:
Yes

Defense Costs Included in Limits:
Yes

Insured's Activities for Entity Not Covered by Policy:

Securities Exclusion:
No

Defense for Malicious Prosecution, Abuse of Process or Defamation:
Yes, defamation in connection with performance of professional services

Prior Acts Coverage:
Insured attorneys covered for claims arising from professional services rendered on behalf of or in the name of insured firm whenever committed.

Input Re: Selection of Counsel:
Insured has right, as stated in policy, to retain counsel of their choosing, but no defense expenses may be incurred without consent of the underwriter.

Consent to Settle Provision:
Insured's consent is required, but insured pays excess defense and indemnity if rejects settlement recommended by underwriter and acceptable to claimant.

OPTIONS FOR SCOPE OF COVERAGE
Coverage Available for:

Partners Leaving: Yes, form covers past, present and future attorneys

Employed Attorneys Leaving: Yes, form covers past, present and future attorney

Part-time Legal Work: Yes

Non-practicing Lawyers: Yes

Government: No

In-house: Yes

Updated: 02/05/2010

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CNA

Contact
Pittsburgh, PA
245 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA15222


San Francisco
588 Sutter St., Suite 273
San Francisco, CA 94104


States Where the Carrier Writes:
All states and the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

Do you write professional insurance for judges:
Yes

If yes, what types of coverage do you provide for judges:
Defense and Indemnity for professional liability; grievance and EPL.

# of Years Writing Legal Insurance:
48 Years

Restrictions:
None, but practice area impacts premium

Size Guidelines:
Writes firms of all sizes

Highest Available Limits of Liability:
$10 Million per claim & aggregate

Deductible:
Minimum $0; maximum $2 million

Limits in Excess of Deductible:
Yes

Defense Costs Included in Limits:
Yes

Insured's Activities for Entity Not Covered by Policy:
Excludes any claims based on or arising out of an insured's capacity as officer, director, shareholder, partner or member.

Securities Exclusion:
No

Defense for Malicious Prosecution, Abuse of Process or Defamation:
Yes, malicious prosecution, abuse of process, defamation

Prior Acts Coverage:
Yes, included if insured did not give notice to a prior insurer, and that prior to the inception date of the first policy no insured had a basis to believe that an act might reasonably be expected to be the basis of a claim, and there is no other policy which provides insurance.

Input Re: Selection of Counsel:
Company shall have the right to appoint counsel; a mutual selection of counsel endorsement is available.

Consent to Settle Provision:
Insured's written consent required, but if insured refuses to consent the Company's liability shall be reduced to the amount for which the claim could have been settled.

OPTIONS FOR SCOPE OF COVERAGE
Coverage Available for:

Partners Leaving: Yes

Employed Attorneys Leaving: Yes

Part-time Legal Work: Yes

Non-practicing Lawyers: No

Government: Yes

In-house: Yes

Updated: 02/01/2010

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Darwin National Assurance Company

Applications

Contact
Pittsburgh, PA
245 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA15222


San Francisco
588 Sutter St., Suite 273
San Francisco, CA 94104


States Where the Carrier Writes
All States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

Do you write professional insurance for judges:
No

# of Years Writing Legal Insurance:
2 years

Restrictions:
Coverage through DNA is geared towards standard market LPL risks.

Size Guidelines:
Writes firms 1-100

Highest Available Limits of Liability:
$10 Million

Deductible:
Zero and aggregate retentions available in certain states subject to underwriting guidelines

Limits in Excess of Deductible:
Yes

Defense Costs Included in Limits:
Yes, also provide defense costs in addition to limits

Insured's Activities for Entity Not Covered by Policy:
Excludes insured's activities as officer, director, partner, trustee, shareholder, manager or employee of business enterprise, charitable organization or pension, welfare, profit sharing, mutual or investment fund or trust.

Securities Exclusion
No

Defense for Malicious Prosecution, Abuse of Process or Defamation
Yes, unless underlying intentional, malicious or dishonest conduct is established by admission or finding in a proceeding.

Prior Acts Coverage
Yes, provided that the insured did not notify any prior insurer of such act and has no basis to believe, prior to the initial policy period with this Insurer, that any such act might reasonably have been expected to be the basis of a claim.

Input Re: Selection of Counsel
The Insurer (not the Insured) shall have the right to select defense counsel.

Consent to Settle Provision
Yes, provided consent is not reasonably withheld. But if the Insured withholds consent, Insurer's exposure is capped at proposed settlement amount plus claim defense fees and expenses, incurred up to the time the insurer made its recommendation to settle.

OPTIONS FOR SCOPE OF COVERAGE
Coverage Available for:

Partners Leaving: Yes

Employed Attorneys Leaving: Yes

Part-time Legal Work: Will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Non-practicing lawyers: No

Government: No

In house: No

Updated: 02/05/2010

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Darwin Select Insurance Company

Contact
Pittsburgh, PA
245 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA15222


San Francisco
588 Sutter St., Suite 273
San Francisco, CA 94104


States Where the Carrier Writes
All States except Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

Do you write professional insurance for judges:
No

# of Years Writing Legal Insurance:
5 Years

Restrictions:
All areas of practice including plaintiff's bodily injury litigation, class action, medical malpractice, securities, environmental, entertainment, and selected areas of intellectual property law.

Size Guidelines:
Writes firms 1-100

Highest Available Limits of Liability:
$10 Million

Deductible:
$10,000

Limits in Excess of Deductible:
Yes

Defense Costs Included in Limits:
Yes

Insured's Activities for Entity Not Covered by Policy
Excludes Insured's activities as officer, director, partner, trustee, shareholder, manager or employee of business enterprise, charitable organization or pension, welfare, profit sharing, mutual or investment fund or trust. Outside directors' and officer.

Securities Exclusion
No

Defense for Malicious Prosecution, Abuse of Process or Defamation
Yes, unless underlying intentional, malicious or dishonest conduct is established by admission or finding in a proceeding.

Prior Acts Coverage
Yes, provided that the insured did not notify any prior insurer of such act and has no basis to believe, prior to the initial policy period with this insurer, that any such act might reasonably have been expected to be the basis of a claim.

Input Re: Selection of Counsel
The Insurer (not the Insured) shall have the right to select defense counsel

Consent to Settle Provision
Yes, provided consent is not unreasonably withheld. But if the Insured withholds consent, Insurer's exposure is capped at proposed settlement amount plus claim defense fees and expenses, incurred up to the time the insurer made its recommendation to settle.

OPTIONS FOR SCOPE OF COVERAGE
Coverage Available for:

Partners Leaving: Yes

Employed Attorneys Leaving: Yes

Part-time Legal Work: Will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Non-practicing Lawyers: No

Government: No

In House: No

Updated: 02/05/2010

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Evanston

Applications
Policy Forms

Contact
Pittsburgh, PA
245 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA15222


San Francisco
588 Sutter St., Suite 273
San Francisco, CA 94104


States Where the Carrier Writes
All States except Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

Do you write professional insurance for judges:
No

# of Years Writing Legal Insurance:
5 Years

Restrictions:
All areas of practice including plantiff's bodily injury litigation, class action, medical malpractice, securities, environmental, entertainment, and selected areas of intellectual property law.

Size Guidelines:
Writes firms 1-100

Highest Available Limits of Liability:
$10 Million

Deductible:
$10,000

Limits in Excess of Deductible:
Yes

Defense Costs Included in Limits:
Yes

Insured's Activities for Entity Not Covered by Policy
Excludes Insured's activities as officer, director, partner, trustee, shareholder, manager or employee of business enterprise, charitable organization or pension, welfare, profit sharing, mutual or investment fund or trust. Outside directors' and officer.

Securities Exclusion
No

Defense for Malicious Prosecution, Abuse of Process or Defamation
Yes, unless underlying intentional, malicious or dishonest conduct is established by admission or finding in a proceeding.

Prior Acts Coverage
Yes, provided that the insured did not notify any prior insurer of such act and has no basis to believe, prior to the initial policy period with this insurer, that any such act might reasonably have been expected to be the basis of a claim.

Input Re: Selection of Counsel
The Insurer (not the Insured) shall have the right to select defense counsel

Consent to Settle Provision
Yes, provided consent is not unreasonably withheld. But if the Insured withholds consent, Insurer's exposure is capped at proposed settlement amount plus claim defense fees and expenses, incurred up to the time the insurer made its recommendation to settle.

OPTIONS FOR SCOPE OF COVERAGE
Coverage Available for:

Partners Leaving: Yes

Employed Attorneys Leaving: Yes

Part-time Legal Work: Will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Non-practicing Lawyers: No

Government: No

In House: No

Updated: 02/05/2010

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Fireman's Fund Insurance Company

Contact
Pittsburgh, PA
245 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA15222


San Francisco
588 Sutter St., Suite 273
San Francisco, CA 94104


States Where the Carrier Writes:
All States

Do you write professional insurance for judges:
No

# of Years Writing Legal Insurance:
15 Years

Restrictions:
No Restrictions

Size Guidelines:
Writes firms of all sizes

Highest Available Limits of Liability:
$10 Million each claim; $20 Million aggregate

Deductible:
Minimum $1,000

Limits in Excess of Deductible:
Yes

Defense Costs Included in Limits:
Yes, but defense costs in addition to limits available for additional premium

Insured's Activities for Entity Not Covered by Policy
Excludes claims arising from insured's capacity and/or activities as such for any businesses enterprise other than Named Insured.

Securities Exclusion:
None

Defense for Malicious Prosecution, Abuse of Process or Defamation:
Yes, full personal injury coverage

Prior Acts Coverage:
Yes, policy contemplates full prior acts coverage

Input Re: Selection of Counsel:
No provision in the policy; requests will be considered, but company retains right to final selection. The insured may engage additional counsel, at their expense, to associate in their defense.

Consent to Settle Provision:
Insured's consent required, if the insured refuses to consent to a settlement recommended by the company, the company's liability shall not exceed the amount for which the claim could have been settled plus claims expenses.

OPTIONS FOR SCOPE OF COVERAGE
Coverage Available for:

Partners Leaving: Yes

Employed Attorneys Leaving: Yes

Part-time Legal Work: Yes

Non-practicing Lawyers: No

Government: No

In-house: No

Updated: 07/15/2010

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First Mercury Insurance Company

Contact
Pittsburgh, PA
245 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA15222


San Francisco
588 Sutter St., Suite 273
San Francisco, CA 94104


States Where the Carrier Writes:
All States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

Do you write professional insurance for judges:
No

# of Years Writing Legal Insurance:
8 Years

Restrictions:
None

Size Guidelines:
Writes firms 1-100

Highest Available Limits of Liability:
$10 Million

Deductible:
$1000 Aggregate

Limits in Excess of Deductible:
Up to $10 Million

Defense Costs Included in Limits:
Yes, with optional defense outside limits

Insured's Activities for Entity Not Covered by Policy:
Excludes activities as officer, director, etc. of other entity, except bar organization; activities as partner, officer, etc. of other law firm, if there is other valid insurance, service to enterprise owned in whole or in part by insured or family member.

Securities Exclusion:
No

Defense for Malicious Prosecution, Abuse of Process or Defamation:
Yes, excludes coverage for claims arising from "dishonest" or "malicious" wrongful act, but coverage not excluded if the Insured is "not so adjudged."

Prior Acts Coverage:
Yes, provided that the Insured did not notify any prior insurer of such act and had no basis to believe, prior to the initial policy period with this Insurer, that any such act might reasonably have been expected to be the basis of a claim.

Input Re: Selection of Counsel:
Yes

Consent to Settle Provision:
Yes, provided insured's consent is not unreasonable withheld. If insured refuses settlement recommended by insurer, insurer's liability limited to recommended settlement amount up to limits.

OPTIONS FOR SCOPE OF COVERAGE
Coverage Available for:

Partners Leaving: Yes

Employed Attorneys Leaving: Yes

Part-time Legal Work: Yes

Non-practicing Lawyers: Yes, with conditions

Government: No

In-house: No

Updated: 06/04/2010

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Great American Insurance Company

Contact
Pittsburgh, PA
245 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA15222


San Francisco
588 Sutter St., Suite 273
San Francisco, CA 94104


States Where the Carrier Writes:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Dist. Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming

Do you write professional insurance for judges:
No

# of Years Writing Legal Insurance:
14 Years

Restrictions:
None, but practice area impacts premium

Size Guidelines:
Writes firms of all sizes

Highest Available Limits of Liability:
None

Deductible:
Minimum $1,000; maximum varies by firm size, first dollar defense available by endorsement

Limits in Excess of Deductible:
No

Defense Costs Included in Limits:
Yes, although it can be excluded by endorsement

Insured's Activities for Entity Not Covered by Policy:
Excludes any claim arising from the insured's acts, errors or omissions in the capacity as an officer, director, partner or employee of any business enterprise in which the insured maintains more than 10% interest.

Securities Exclusion:
No

Defense for Malicious Prosecution, Abuse of Process or Defamation:
Yes, malicious prosecution, abuse of process, and defamation arising out of performance of professional services.

Prior Acts Coverage:
Yes, included if insured did not know or had no reasonable basis to believe either that a professional duty had been breached or that a claim would be made.

Input Re: Selection of Counsel:
Input welcome as stated in policy; however company retains the exclusive right to make the selection. Endorsement allows for mutual consent.

Consent to Settle Provision:
Insured's consent required, but insured pays excess defense and indemnity if rejects settlement proposed.

OPTIONS FOR SCOPE OF COVERAGE
Coverage Available for:

Partners Leaving: Yes

Employed Attorneys Leaving: Yes

Part-time Legal Work: Yes

Non-practicing Lawyers: Yes

Government: No

In-house: No

Updated: 02/03/2010

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Hartford Specialty

Applications

Contact
Pittsburgh, PA
245 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA15222


San Francisco
588 Sutter St., Suite 273
San Francisco, CA 94104


States Where the Carrier Writes:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Dist. Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming and Virgin Islands

Do you write professional insurance for judges:
No

# of Years Writing Legal Insurance
14 Years

Restrictions:
No intellectual property, no plaintiff class action

Size Guidelines:
Writes firms of 20 or more (Programs for smaller firms available)

Highest Available Limits of Liability:
$10 Million

Deductible:
Minimum $25,000

Limits in Excess of Deductible:
Yes

Defense Costs Included in Limits:
Yes

Insured's Activities for Entity Not Covered by Policy:
Coverage available for trustee only

Securities Exclusion:
No investment advice

Defense for Malicious Prosecution, Abuse of Process or Defamation:
No

Prior Acts Coversge:
Yes

Input Re: Selection of Counsel:
Mutual choice available

Consent to Settle Provision:
Yes

OPTIONS FOR SCOPE OF COVERAGE
Coverage Available for:

Partners Leaving: Yes

Employed Attorneys Leaving: Yes

Part-time Legal Work: No

Non-practicing Lawyers: Yes

Government: Silent

In-house: Yes

Updated: 07/10/2010

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IronShore

Applications
Policy Forms

Contact
Pittsburgh, PA
245 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA15222


San Francisco
588 Sutter St., Suite 273
San Francisco, CA 94104


States Where the Carrier Writes:
all 50 states

Do you write professional insurance for judges:
No

# of Years Writing Legal Insurance
14 Years

Restrictions:
No intellectual property, no plaintiff class action

Size Guidelines:
Writes firms of 20 or more (Programs for smaller firms available)

Highest Available Limits of Liability:
$10 Million

Deductible:
Minimum $25,000

Limits in Excess of Deductible:
Yes

Defense Costs Included in Limits:
Yes

Insured's Activities for Entity Not Covered by Policy:
Coverage available for trustee only

Securities Exclusion:
No investment advice

Defense for Malicious Prosecution, Abuse of Process or Defamation:
No

Prior Acts Coversge:
Yes

Input Re: Selection of Counsel:
Mutual choice available

Consent to Settle Provision:
Yes

OPTIONS FOR SCOPE OF COVERAGE
Coverage Available for:

Partners Leaving: Yes

Employed Attorneys Leaving: Yes

Part-time Legal Work: No

Non-practicing Lawyers: Yes

Government: Silent

In-house: Yes

Updated: 07/10/2010

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Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance Company of North Carolina

Contact
Pittsburgh, PA
245 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA15222


San Francisco
588 Sutter St., Suite 273
San Francisco, CA 94104


States Where the Carrier Writes:
North Carolina

Do you write professional insurance for judges:
No

# of Years Writing Legal Insurance:
30 Years

Restrictions:
None

Size Guidelines:
Writes firms of all sizes

Highest Available Limits of Liability:
$20 Million each claim & aggregate; higher limits are facultative

Deductible:
Minimum $1,000; maximum $300,000

Limits in Excess of Deductible:
No

Defense Costs Included in Limits:
Yes

Insured's Activities for Entity Not Covered by Policy:
Excludes claims arising out of insured's acts as such

Securities Exclusion:
No

Defense for Malicious Prosecution, Abuse of Process or Defamation:
No provision, but in practice insured is covered when arising from the performance of legal services for others.

Prior Acts Coverage:
Yes, included if expressly stated and insured did not know or could not have reasonably foreseen that such acts might be expected to be the basis of a claim, and did not fail to give the company written notice of such acts prior to the issuance of the policy, and there is no other insurance applicable.

Input Re: Selection of Counsel:
No provision in the policy, insured input is welcome, but company retains right to final selection.

Consent to Settle Provision:
No

OPTIONS FOR SCOPE OF COVERAGE
Coverage Available for:

Partners Leaving: Yes

Employed Attorneys Leaving: Yes

Part-time Legal Work: Yes

Non-practicing Lawyers: Yes

Government: No

In-house: No

Updated: 05/12/2010

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Liberty Surplus Insurance Corporation

Contact
Pittsburgh, PA
245 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA15222


San Francisco
588 Sutter St., Suite 273
San Francisco, CA 94104


States Where the Carrier Writes:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Wyoming

Do you write professional insurance for judges:
No

# of Years Writing Legal Insurance:
7 Years

Restrictions:
Determined through underwriting

Size Guidelines:
Writes firms of 10 to 125 attorneys

Highest Available Limits of Liability:
$10 Million

Deductible:
$25,000 Minimum

Limits in Excess of Deductible:
Yes

Defense Costs Included in Limits:
Determined through underwriting

Insured's Activities for Entity Not Covered by Policy:
Excludes claims arising from activities as officer, director, trustee, mgr. of other org, except as court-appointed trustee; public official; or fiduciary under ERISA under similar law, except if deemed fiduciary solely by reason of legal advice rendered.

Securities Exclusion:
None

Defense for Malicious Prosecution, Abuse of Process or Defamation:
Excludes adverse judgment or admission of such acts but covers defense.

Prior Acts Coverage:
Yes, provided insured did not give notice of claim to prior insurer or did not have reasonable basis prior to policy period to believe covered wrongful act occurred or that claim would be made or the act is covered by prior policy unless liability limits.

Input Re: Selection of Counsel:
No

Consent to Settle Provision:
Yes, but refusal to settle limits insurer's liability to its proposed settlement amount and defense costs incurred as of that time

OPTIONS FOR SCOPE OF COVERAGE
Coverage Available for:

Partners Leaving: Yes

Employed Attorneys Leaving: Yes

Part-time Legal Work: No, separate part time policy

Non-practicing Lawyers: Yes, with conditions

Government: No

In-house: No

Updated: 02/04/2010

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Lloyd's of London - Attorney Select

Contact
Pittsburgh, PA
245 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA15222


San Francisco
588 Sutter St., Suite 273
San Francisco, CA 94104


States Where the Carrier Writes:
All states

Do you write professional insurance for judges:
No

# of Years Writing Legal Insurance:
101 Years

Restrictions:
None, but practice area impacts premium

Size Guidelines:
Writes firms of 10 or more attorneys

Highest Available Limits of Liability:
$30 Million each claim/aggregate

Deductible:
Minimum $10,000; no maximum

Limits in Excess of Deductible:
Yes

Defense Costs Included in Limits:
Yes

Insured's Activities for Entity Not Covered by Policy:
Excludes claims arising out of insured's activity and/or capacity as such

Securities Exclusion:
No

Defense for Malicious Prosecution, Abuse of Process or Defamation:
Yes

Prior Acts Coverage:
Included, if insured did not have a basis to believe that such act, error, omission or personal injury was a breach of professional duty which may result in a claim, and the insured did not give notice to any prior insurer of any such act, error, or omission and there is no prior insurance for such claim.

Input Re: Selection of Counsel:
Policy provision - Insured may select counsel with approval of company.

Consent to Settle Provision:
Insured's consent required, but if insured rejects settlement the company's liability is capped.

OPTIONS FOR SCOPE OF COVERAGE
Coverage Available for:

Partners Leaving: Yes

Employed Attorneys Leaving: Yes

Part-time Legal Work: No

Non-practicing Lawyers: No

Government: No

In-house: No

Updated: 02/05/2010

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Mainstreet Financial Services, Inc.

Contact
Pittsburgh, PA
245 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA15222


San Francisco
588 Sutter St., Suite 273
San Francisco, CA 94104


States Where the Carrier Writes:
Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington

Do you write professional insurance for judges:
No

# of Years Writing Legal Insurance:
10 Years

Restrictions:
No plaintiff personal injury over 35% of total firm revenue.

Size Guidelines:
Writes firms 1-4

Highest Available Limits of Liability:
$1 Million per claim; $1 Million aggregate.

Deductible:
$1,000, $2,500, $5,000, $10,000

Limits in Excess of Deductible:
Yes

Defense Costs Included in Limits:
Available inside or outside policy limits.

Insured's Activities for Entity Not Covered by Policy:
Refer to underwriter.

Securities Exclusion:
Yes

Defense for Malicious Prosecution, Abuse of Process or Defamation:
Yes

Prior Acts Coverage:
Available for those currently insured.

Input Re: Selection of Counsel:
Insured input solicited.

Consent to Settle Provision:
Yes

OPTIONS FOR SCOPE OF COVERAGE
Coverage Available for:

Partners Leaving: Covered

Employed Attorneys Leaving: Covered

Part-time Legal Work: Available

Non-practicing Lawyers: Available

Government: No

In-house: No

Updated: 02/04/2010

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Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company

Contact
Pittsburgh, PA
245 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA15222


San Francisco
588 Sutter St., Suite 273
San Francisco, CA 94104


States Where the Carrier Writes:
Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Do you write professional insurance for judges:
No

# of Years Writing Legal Insurance:
25 Years

Restrictions:
None, but practice areas and firms characteristics impact premium

Size Guidelines:
Writes firms of all sizes; targets firms 1 to 10

Highest Available Limits of Liability:
$15 Million

Deductible:
Minimum $1,000 - Maximum of $100,000

Limits in Excess of Deductible:
Yes

Defense Costs Included in Limits:
Yes

Insured's Activities for Entity Not Covered by Policy:
Excludes claims arising out of insured's activities and/or capacity as such.

Securities Exclusion:
Excludes claims arising out of solicitation or sale of specific securities/investments by any insured.

Defense for Malicious Prosecution, Abuse of Process or Defamation:
Not specifically excluded

Prior Acts Coverage:
Yes if the insured had no knowledge of facts which could reasonably support a claim at the effective date of the policy.

Input Re: Selection of Counsel:
No provision in the policy

Consent to Settle Provision:
The insured's written consent is required, but if insured refuses to consent, the company's liability is capped at the amount for which the claim could have been settled within the limit of liability.

OPTIONS FOR SCOPE OF COVERAGE
Coverage Available for:

Partners Leaving: Yes

Employed Attorneys Leaving: Yes

Part-time Legal Work: Yes

Non-practicing Lawyers: Yes

Government: Yes

In-house: No

Updated: 02/04/2010

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Navigators Insurance Company

Applications
Policy Forms

Contact
Pittsburgh, PA
245 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA15222


San Francisco
588 Sutter St., Suite 273
San Francisco, CA 94104


States Where the Carrier Writes:
Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Do you write professional insurance for judges:
No

# of Years Writing Legal Insurance:
25 Years

Restrictions:
None, but practice areas and firms characteristics impact premium

Size Guidelines:
Writes firms of all sizes; targets firms 1 to 10

Highest Available Limits of Liability:
$15 Million

Deductible:
Minimum $1,000 - Maximum of $100,000

Limits in Excess of Deductible:
Yes

Defense Costs Included in Limits:
Yes

Insured's Activities for Entity Not Covered by Policy:
Excludes claims arising out of insured's activities and/or capacity as such.

Securities Exclusion:
Excludes claims arising out of solicitation or sale of specific securities/investments by any insured.

Defense for Malicious Prosecution, Abuse of Process or Defamation:
Not specifically excluded

Prior Acts Coverage:
Yes if the insured had no knowledge of facts which could reasonably support a claim at the effective date of the policy.

Input Re: Selection of Counsel:
No provision in the policy

Consent to Settle Provision:
The insured's written consent is required, but if insured refuses to consent, the company's liability is capped at the amount for which the claim could have been settled within the limit of liability.

OPTIONS FOR SCOPE OF COVERAGE
Coverage Available for:

Partners Leaving: Yes

Employed Attorneys Leaving: Yes

Part-time Legal Work: Yes

Non-practicing Lawyers: Yes

Government: Yes

In-house: No

Updated: 02/04/2010

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New York Marine

Applications

Contact
Pittsburgh, PA
245 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA15222


San Francisco
588 Sutter St., Suite 273
San Francisco, CA 94104


States Where the Carrier Writes:
Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Do you write professional insurance for judges:
No

# of Years Writing Legal Insurance:
25 Years

Restrictions:
None, but practice areas and firms characteristics impact premium

Size Guidelines:
Writes firms of all sizes; targets firms 1 to 10

Highest Available Limits of Liability:
$15 Million

Deductible:
Minimum $1,000 - Maximum of $100,000

Limits in Excess of Deductible:
Yes

Defense Costs Included in Limits:
Yes

Insured's Activities for Entity Not Covered by Policy:
Excludes claims arising out of insured's activities and/or capacity as such.

Securities Exclusion:
Excludes claims arising out of solicitation or sale of specific securities/investments by any insured.

Defense for Malicious Prosecution, Abuse of Process or Defamation:
Not specifically excluded

Prior Acts Coverage:
Yes if the insured had no knowledge of facts which could reasonably support a claim at the effective date of the policy.

Input Re: Selection of Counsel:
No provision in the policy

Consent to Settle Provision:
The insured's written consent is required, but if insured refuses to consent, the company's liability is capped at the amount for which the claim could have been settled within the limit of liability.

OPTIONS FOR SCOPE OF COVERAGE
Coverage Available for:

Partners Leaving: Yes

Employed Attorneys Leaving: Yes

Part-time Legal Work: Yes

Non-practicing Lawyers: Yes

Government: Yes

In-house: No

Updated: 02/04/2010

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Old Republic Insurance Company (Chicago Underwriting Group)

Contact
Pittsburgh, PA
245 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA15222


San Francisco
588 Sutter St., Suite 273
San Francisco, CA 94104


States Where the Carrier Writes:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Dist. Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming

Do you write professional insurance for judges:
No
# of Years Writing Legal Insurance:
25 Years

Restrictions:
None, but practice area impacts premium

Size Guidelines:
Writes firms of 10 or more attorneys

Highest Available Limits of Liability:
$15 Million each claim & aggregate

Deductible:
Minimum $25,000; maximum varies with number of attorneys

Limits in Excess of Deductible:
Yes

Defense Costs Included in Limits:
Yes

Insured's Activities for Entity Not Covered by Policy:
Excludes claims arising out of insured's activity and/or capacity as such.

Securities Exclusion:
No

Defense for Malicious Prosecution, Abuse of Process or Defamation:
No provision

Prior Acts Coverage:
Included, if insured did not know or could not reasonably foresee such act, error or omission might be the basis for a claim. Conditional, governed by retroactive date on policy declarations.

Input Re: Selection of Counsel:
Policy provision reserves company's right to select counsel, but it will consider insured's input regarding selection.

Consent to Settle Provision:
Insured's consent required, but insured pays excess defense and indemnity if rejects settlement recommended by company and acceptable to claimant.

OPTIONS FOR SCOPE OF COVERAGE
Coverage Available for:

Partners Leaving: Yes coverage applies to services prior to leaving

Employed Attorneys Leaving: Yes

Part-time Legal Work: No

Non-practicing Lawyers: No

Government: No

In-house: No

Updated: 06/05/2010

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OneBeacon Insurance Company

Applications

Contact
Pittsburgh, PA
245 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA15222


San Francisco
588 Sutter St., Suite 273
San Francisco, CA 94104
        

States Where the Carrier Writes:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Dist. Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Do you write professional insurance for judges:
No

# of Years Writing Legal Insurance:
3 Year

Restrictions:
None

Size Guidelines:
Writes firms 1-150

Highest Available Limits of Liability:
$10 Million

Deductible:
Minimum of $1,000

Limits in Excess of Deductible:
Yes

Defense Costs Included in Limits:
Yes, in most states. A separate limit for defense costs is available

Insured's Activities for Entity Not Covered by Policy:
Financial or investment advice serve as officer or director. Service rendered to a controlled business enterprise.

Securities Exclusion:
No

Defense for Malicious Prosecution, Abuse of Process or Defamation:
Yes

Prior Acts Coverage:
Available by endorsement.

Input Re: Selection of Counsel:
Yes
Consent to Settle Provision:
Yes

OPTIONS FOR SCOPE OF COVERAGE
Coverage Available for:

Partners Leaving: Yes

Employed Attorneys Leaving: Yes

Part-time Legal Work: Yes, on behalf of named insured

Non-practicing Lawyers: ERP available

Government: Available by endorsement

In-house: Yes

Updated: 07/22/2010

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Plus Companies, Westchester Fire Insurance Co. - Law/Pro Plus

Contact
Pittsburgh, PA
245 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA15222


San Francisco
588 Sutter St., Suite 273
San Francisco, CA 94104


States Where the Carrier Writes:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Dist. Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming

Do you write professional insurance for judges:
No

# of Years Writing Legal Insurance:
22 Years

Restrictions:
No sole practitioners

Size Guidelines:
Writes firms with 2-100 attorneys

Highest Available Limits of Liability:
$10 Million per claim $10 Million aggregate

Deductible:
Minimum $2,500 per claim-deductible is annual aggregate-option to buyout deductible on defense costs

Limits in Excess of Deductible:
Yes

Defense Costs Included in Limits:
No

Insured's Activities for Entity Not Covered by Policy:
Excludes any insured acting partner, director, office or employee.

Securities Exclusion:
No

Defense for Malicious Prosecution, Abuse of Process or Defamation:
Yes, Malicious prosecution, abuse of process, defamation.

Prior Acts Coverage:
Yes, included if wrongful act occurred after retroactive date of policy.

Input Re: Selection of Counsel:
The insured does not have input regarding the selection of counsel.

Consent to Settle Provision:
Yes, but if insured rejects settlement the insurance company liability is capped.

OPTIONS FOR SCOPE OF COVERAGE
Coverage Available for:

Partners Leaving: Yes

Employed Attorneys Leaving:Yes

Part-time Legal Work: Yes

Non-practicing Lawyers: Yes

Government: No

In-house: No

Updated: 07/10/2010

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Hanover Professionals (formerly Professionals Direct)

Contact
Pittsburgh, PA
245 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA15222


San Francisco
588 Sutter St., Suite 273
San Francisco, CA 94104


States Where the Carrier Writes:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Dist. Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Do you write professional insurance for judges:
Yes

If yes, what types of coverage do you provide for judges:
Activies as judge or magistrate added to definition of professional services; no coverage under discipline defense.

# of Years Writing Legal Insurance:
22 Years

Restrictions:
None, but practice area impacts premium

Size Guidelines:
Writes firms 1-100 attorneys, majority of policy holders are from firms of fewer than 5 members

Highest Available Limits of Liability:
$5 Million/$5 Million for Prodirect Select (1-10 attorneys) firms; $10 million/$10 million for Prodirect Premier (11 + attorneys) firms

Deductible:
No minimum or maximum

Limits in Excess of Deductible:
Yes

Defense Costs Included in Limits:
Yes, but also offer claims expense outside of limits option.

Insured's Activities for Entity Not Covered by Policy:
Excludes any claim arising out of insured's activities or capacity as such.

Securities Exclusion:
No

Defense for Malicious Prosecution, Abuse of Process or Defamation:
Yes, malicious prosecution, defamation.

Prior Acts Coverage:
Yes, covered if insured had no knowledge of facts which could be reasonably expected to result in a claim and that no other insurance policy provides coverage for such claim. Prior acts coverage will mirror existing coverage if no coverage in force, policy will have a retroactive date equal to the policy effective date available by endorsement on Premier (11 + attorneys) policy.

Input Re: Selection of Counsel:
Available by endorsement on premier (11+ attorneys) policy.

Consent to Settle Provision:
Insured's consent required, but insured pays excess defense and indemnity if rejects settlement recommended by company and acceptable to claimant.

OPTIONS FOR SCOPE OF COVERAGE
Coverage Available for:

Partners Leaving: Yes

Employed Attorneys Leaving: Yes

Part-time Legal Work: Yes

Non-practicing Lawyers: No

Government: No

In-house: Yes

Updated: 06/10/2010

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State National Insurance Company

Contact
Pittsburgh, PA
245 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA15222


San Francisco
588 Sutter St., Suite 273
San Francisco, CA 94104


States Where the Carrier Writes:
All States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

Do you write professional insurance for judges:
No

# of Years Writing Legal Insurance:
8 Years

Restrictions:
None

Size Guidelines:
Writes firms 1-100

Highest Available Limits of Liability:
$10 Million

Deductible:
$1000 Aggregate

Limits in Excess of Deductible:
Up to $10 Million

Defense Costs Included in Limits:
Yes, with optional defense outside limits

Insured's Activities for Entity Not Covered by Policy:
Excludes activities as officer, director, etc. of other entity, except bar organization; activities as partner, officer, etc. of other law firm, if there is other valid insurance, service to enterprise owned in whole or in part by insured or family member.

Securities Exclusion:
No

Defense for Malicious Prosecution, Abuse of Process or Defamation:
Yes, excludes coverage for claims arising from "dishonest" or "malicious" wrongful act, but coverage not excluded if the Insured is "not so adjudged".

Prior Acts Coverage:
Yes, provided that the insured did not notify any prior insurer of such act and had no basis to believe, prior to the initial policy period with the Insurer, that any such act might reasonably have been expected to be the basis of a claim.

Input Re: Selection of Counsel:
Yes

Consent to Settle Provision:
Yes, provided insured's consent is not unreasonable withheld. If insured refuses settlement recommended by insurer, insurer's liability limited to recommended settlement amount up to limits.

OPTIONS FOR SCOPE OF COVERAGE
Coverage Available for:

Partners Leaving: Yes

Employed Attorneys Leaving: Yes

Part-time Legal Work: Yes

Non-practicing Lawyers: Yes, with conditions

Government: No

In-house: No

Updated: 06/04/2010

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Swiss Re (Underwritten by Westport Insurance Corporation, a member of the Swiss Re Group)

Applications
Policy Forms

Contact
Pittsburgh, PA
245 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA15222


San Francisco
588 Sutter St., Suite 273
San Francisco, CA 94104


States Where the Carrier Writes:
Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

Do you write professional insurance for judges:
No

# of Years Writing Legal Insurance:
36 years

Restrictions:
None, but certain practice areas impact premium

Size Guidelines:
Varies by state

Highest Available Limits of Liability:
$15 Million each claim and aggregate

Deductible:
Minimum $1,000; maximum varies with number of attorneys

Limits in Excess of Deductible:
Yes

Defense Costs Included in Limits:
Varies by state

Insured's Activities for Entity Not Covered by Policy:
Excludes any claim arising out of any insured's activities as such.

Securities Exclusion:
No

Defense for Malicious Prosecution, Abuse of Process or Defamation:
Yes, malicious prosecution, abuse of process, defamation.

Prior Acts Coverage:
Full prior acts coverage is available if underwriting criteria is met.

Input Re: Selection of Counsel:
Policy provision reserves company's right to select counsel, but requests will be considered, available by endorsement.

Consent to Settle Provision:
Insured's written consent required; but if insured rejects settlement the company's liability is limited to the amount for which the claim could have been settled.

OPTIONS FOR SCOPE OF COVERAGE
Coverage Available for:

Partners Leaving: Yes

Employed Attorneys Leaving: Yes

Part-time Legal Work: Yes

Non-practicing lawyers: Yes

Government: No

In house: No

Updated: 12/01/2011

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Travelers - DRI (Defense Research Institute Program)

Contact
Pittsburgh, PA
245 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA15222


San Francisco
588 Sutter St., Suite 273
San Francisco, CA 94104


States Where the Carrier Writes:
All States except Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

Do you write professional insurance for judges:
No

# of Years Writing Legal Insurance:
57 Years

Restrictions:
Generally none

Size Guidelines:
Writes firms of all sizes

Highest Available Limits of Liability:
$10 Million each claim & aggregate

Deductible:
Minimum $2,500 to maximum $500,000 loss only deductible (insured pays deductible only in event of settlement or judgment).

Limits in Excess of Deductible:
Yes

Defense Costs Included in Limits:
Both defense costs in and outside of limits available, firms with Securities exposure will be written on Defense within limits form in most states.

Insured's Activities for Entity Not Covered by Policy:
Excludes claims unless arises out of performance of defined professional services. Non-profit D&O sublimit included.

Securities Exclusion:
Generally no, firms with securities exposure will be written on defense within limit form in most states.

Defense for Malicious Prosecution, Abuse of Process or Defamation:
Provides coverage for person injury offenses, including malicious prosecution and defamation.

Prior Acts Coverage:
Yes, included provided insured had no knowledge of a prior wrongful act nor any reasonable way to foresee that a claim might be brought.

Input Re: Selection of Counsel:
Mutual selection of counsel available.

Consent to Settle Provision:
Insured's consent required; if insured refuses, company will not pay more than it would have paid if consent had been given.

OPTIONS FOR SCOPE OF COVERAGE
Coverage Available for:

Partners Leaving: Yes

Employed Attorneys Leaving: Yes

Part-time Legal Work: No

Non-practicing Lawyers: Yes

Government: No

In-house: Yes

Updated: 12/04/2010

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Underwriters at Lloyds (Synergy Professional Associates, Inc.)

Contact
Michele McCrohan
Underwriters at Lloyds (Synergy Professional Associates, Inc.)
135 Kinnelon Road
Suite 112
Kinnelon, NJ 07405
PH: 973/995-0519
Email: Michele McCrohan

Contact
Pittsburgh, PA
245 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA15222


San Francisco
588 Sutter St., Suite 273
San Francisco, CA 94104


States Where the Carrier Writes:
All States (except Kentucky), Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

Do you write professional insurance for judges:
No

# of Years Writing Legal Insurance:
16 Years

Restrictions:
No restrictions, specialize in hard-to-place and difficult area of practice situation and excess lawyers professional.

Size Guidelines:
Writes firms of all sizes, however, prefers accounts under 25 attorneys

Highest Available Limits of Liability:
$2 Million each claim & aggregate

Deductible:
Minimum $5,000; no maximum

Limits in Excess of Deductible:
Yes

Defense Costs Included in Limits:
Yes

Insured's Activities for Entity Not Covered by Policy:
Excludes any claim related to insured's performance as such.

Securities Exclusion:
No

Defense for Malicious Prosecution, Abuse of Process or Defamation:
Yes, malicious prosecution, abuse of process, defamation.

Prior Acts Coverage:
Yes, included if insured did not have knowledge of an act or personal injury upon which a reasonable attorney would have anticipated a claim.

Input Re: Selection of Counsel:
Policy provision states that selection of counsel shall be made by the company, however, requests will be considered.

Consent to Settle Provision:
Insured's consent required; but if insured refuses settlement the company liability shall not exceed claim expenses and the amount for which the claim could have been settled.

OPTIONS FOR SCOPE OF COVERAGE
Coverage Available for:

Partners Leaving: Yes

Employed Attorneys Leaving: Yes

Part-time Legal Work: Yes

Non-practicing Lawyers: Yes

Government: Yes

In-house: No

Updated: 06/04/2010

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XL Select Professional (listed formerly as Greenwich Insurance Company)

Contact
Pittsburgh, PA
245 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA15222


San Francisco
588 Sutter St., Suite 273
San Francisco, CA 94104


States Where the Carrier Writes:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Dist. Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Do you write professional insurance for judges:
No

# of Years Writing Legal Insurance:
More than 20 Years

Restrictions:
Please call for restrictions

Size Guidelines:
Writes firms with 1 - 10 attorneys

Highest Available Limits of Liability:
Up to $5 Million/$5 Million

Deductible:
Up to $100K

Limits in Excess of Deductible:
Yes

Defense Costs Included in Limits:
Yes

Insured's Activities for Entity Not Covered by Policy:
Excludes claims made by or against any business enterprise not named in the declarations which an insured controlled or held more than 10% of the entity's equity or debt.

Securities Exclusion:
No

Defense for Malicious Prosecution, Abuse of Process or Defamation:
Silent

Prior Acts Coverage:
Prior Acts Coverage generally give back to firm inception date.

Input Re: Selection of Counsel:
Carrier may seek input from firm in selecting defense counsel, but retains right to make decision.

Consent to Settle Provision:
Insured's consent required, but if the insured withholds consent the most the company will pay is the amount for which the claim could have been settled plus claims expenses up to the date of refusal.

OPTIONS FOR SCOPE OF COVERAGE
Coverage Available for:

Partners Leaving: Yes

Employed Attorneys Leaving: Yes

Part-time Legal Work: Yes

Non-practicing Lawyers: Yes

Government: No

In-house: No

Updated: 12/04/2010

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Zurich North America Specialties

Contact
Pittsburgh, PA
245 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA15222


San Francisco
588 Sutter St., Suite 273
San Francisco, CA 94104


States Where the Carrier Writes:
All States

Do you write professional insurance for judges:
No

If yes, what types of coverage do you provide for judges:
N/A

# of Years Writing Legal Insurance:
15 Years

Restrictions:
None

Size Guidelines:
Writes firms 1-100

Highest Available Limits of Liability:
$20 Million

Deductible:
No minimum; maximum varies with number of attorneys

Limits in Excess of Deductible:
State Specific

Defense Costs Included in Limits:
Yes, outside available where allowed and at the discretion of the company.

Insured's Activities for Entity Not Covered by Policy:
Excludes claims arising out of insured's activity or capacity as such.

Securities Exclusion:
No

Defense for Malicious Prosecution, Abuse of Process or Defamation:
Yes, wrongful prosecution, defamation

Prior Acts Coverage:
Included if the claim was not the subject of any notice given under any other insurance policy and individual firm has maintained continuous coverage.

Input Re: Selection of Counsel:
Policy provision reserves company right to designate defense counsel, with the consent of the insured, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld.

Consent to Settle Provision:
Insured's written consent required; if the insured refuses to settle the company's liability shall not exceed the amount for which the claim could have been settled.

OPTIONS FOR SCOPE OF COVERAGE
Coverage Available for:

Partners Leaving: Yes

Employed Attorneys Leaving: Yes

Part-time Legal Work: Yes

Non-practicing Lawyers: No

Government: No

In-house: No

Updated: 11/22/2010

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Los Angeles (Scal Headquarters)
8447 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
310.281.2886 | 424.228.4477 (Fax)

Pittsburgh, Pa (Western PA Headquarters)
Riverview Place
245 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

San Francisco (Ncal Headquarters)
60 29th Street, Suite 408
San Francisco, CA 94110


New York, NY
217 E. 86th St. Suite 187
New York, NY 10028

Email: info@pwinsure.com

Irvine California
2767 Michelson's Drive, Suite G.
Irvine, CA 92612
310.281.2886 | 424.228.4477 (Fax)


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5580 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037-7651
310.281.2886 | 424.228.4477 (Fax)
Email: info@pwinsure.com

 

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