An Insider’s Perspective on Discipline Defense
Discipline Defense is one of the most complex and costly issues facing practitioners today. The increasing incidence of redress for legal injury has created an unprecedented number of malpractice actions against professionals in numerous fields.
We know how to balance claims of negligence with the adherence of established standards of practice, in order to bring about fair and favorable results.
Our experts are prepared to implement preventative measures to avoid claims or provide winning defense strategies if a claim should arise.
Specific areas include:
- Accounting & Financial Services
- Architects, Engineers & Design Professionals
- Commercial Disputes
- Directors & Officers Liability
- Employment Practices Liability
- Fiduciary Liability
- Insurance Agents & Brokers
- Insurance Coverage
- Legal Professional Liability
- Miscellaneous Errors & Omissions
- Medical Professional Liability
David A. Clark
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Clark worked as a prosecutor for the Office of Bar Counsel for 15 years, including five years as the Chief Discipline Counsel for the State Bar.
He established the training program for the Southern and Northern Disciplinary Boards, obtained numerous changes to the Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct and the Supreme Court’s rules for attorney discipline, and he drafted the Disciplinary Rules of Procedure that were adopted in 2014 by a task force and the Board of Governors.
Mr. Clark has extensive experience in attorney regulation for professional liability, attorney discipline and commercial litigation. He has prosecuted more than 1,000 attorney grievances from the investigation stage through trial and appeal.
Janeen V. Isaacson
Ms. Isaacson has been a practicing litigator for more than 20 years. Prior to joining the firm, she spent eight years as a prosecutor for the Office of Bar Counsel, including serving as Interim Bar Counsel.
She prosecuted and obtained disbarments for the office’s high profile and complex cases, including the case against an attorney who was ultimately convicted of stealing more than $10 million in client funds.
During her tenure, Ms. Isaacson served as lead counsel for more than 100 discipline trials. Ms. Isaacson is one of the few prosecutors to participate in oral argument for a discipline matter before the Nevada Supreme Court.
Joseph P. Garin
Throughout his career Mr. Garin has defended more than 500 lawyers and law firms in Nevada, Michigan, Colorado and Illinois including the completion of jury trials, arbitrations and appeals.
He maintains a national practice focusing on defense of professional liability claims, insurance coverage disputes, directors’ and officers’ claims, and risk & litigation management.
In 2019, Mr. Garin led a Lipson Neilson team that won a Motion to Dismiss and Motion for Attorney’s Fees in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Click here to read the Opinion: Century Surety Company v. Dennis Prince, et al.; Ninth Circuit Case No. 17-16645.
Mr. Garin is an AV-Preeminent attorney and Co-Chair of the Professional Liability Committee for the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (“CLM”), an international organization with more than 25,000 members.
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- Securities Law & Private Equity
- Election Law
- Professional Liability
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- Discipline Defense
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