Attorneys, law firms and other professionals, including physicians and other licensed health care providers, accountants, stock brokers, insurance and real estate agents routinely turn to Pullman & Comley for help in business transactions, regulatory compliance, licensing and litigation, partnership disputes and in the defense of malpractice or other professional liability claims.
We regularly defend attorneys and law firms in malpractice actions, fee disputes, court sanction proceedings and disciplinary (grievance) hearings. With wide experience in the law of lawyering, we provide risk management advice and counseling to both law firms and corporate legal departments.
Our attorneys deal with a variety of commercial transactions related to the operation of law firms, medical and other professional practices. These range from structuring or restructuring a practice as a business entity, to mergers among professional practices, to the withdrawal of partners and the dissolution of firms. Our attorneys frequently speak on legal ethics and professional liability topics at law schools and before professional groups. We have written about attorney discipline, legal ethics and law office management in numerous published articles.
One of our members regularly is engaged as an expert witness on legal ethics and professional liability. He also has acted as Special Counsel to the Grievance Committee of the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, and has served as director of the national Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers and was a member of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Task Force on the Certification of In House Counsel.
One of our attorneys serves on the Connecticut Bar Association's Committee on Professional Ethics, which is charged with issuing advisory opinions to the profession on matters of attorney ethics.
One of our members served on the Connecticut Medical Examining Board for four years.
Whether in need of assistance with business structure issues, malpractice, disciplinary or sanction claims, loss prevention or regulatory matters, professionals can look to Pullman & Comley for seasoned counsel.
Successfully defended in a jury trial a Connecticut law firm on malpractice damage claims relating to the sale of a business
Successfully defended a Connecticut attorney in a court trial for damages on claims of improperly interfering with a business relationship between the claimant and the attorney's client
Successfully defended a law firm in a disciplinary investigation into its compliance with Connecticut's regulations on multi-jurisdictional practice
Counsel law firms and practitioners selected for random audits of trust accounts
Counsel Connecticut law firms and attorneys for pre-publication review of contemplated advertisements
Counsel law firms and practitioners selected for random audits of advertising and promotional efforts, including those on law firm websites
Counsel in-house attorneys and corporate legal departments on compliance with Connecticut's rules governing the certification of authorized house counsel and in the approval of AHC applications
Won dismissal of reciprocal disciplinary charges filed by Connecticut authorities based on discipline imposed on attorney in another state
Won dismissal at trial of disciplinary complaints against attorneys for their participation in on-line advertising
News & Insights
- Bloomberg Law, 07.22.2021
- The Connecticut Law Tribune, 03.31.2021
- Law360, 09.29.2020
- Campbell D. Barrett and David P. Atkins to Speak to Forensic Accountants on Testifying as an Expert Witness04.30.2021
- Zoom Webinar, 04.29.2021
- Zoom, 04.15.2021
- David P. Atkins Presents at Hinshaw’s 20th Annual Legal Malpractice & Risk Management Virtual Conference03.02.2021
- American Bar Association, 05.15.2020
- CT Lawyer, March | April 2020
- Strategies: The Journal of Legal Marketing, January/February 2020
- Connecticut Law Tribune, 02.27.2020
- When Lawyers Depart Their Law Firms: ABA Reminds Departing Lawyers and Their Law Firms of Their Ethical Obligations12.20.2019
- This article was originally published in the October 7, 2019 issue of the Connecticut Law Tribune, 10.14.2019