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Joseph S.D. Christof, II
Two PPG Place, Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-5402
T: 800-243-5412
D: 412-281-7272
F: 888-811-7144

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Professional Liability Defense Attorneys

Protecting you and your business is a personal and sensitive matter. Effective representation requires attorneys who take a personal interest in you and your case and assist you by defending and resolving the claims made against you.

In today's litigious society, virtually no profession is immune to legal action. Accountants have recently gained notoriety, but engineers, architects, insurance brokers, financial planning professionals, real estate agents, directors, and lawyers, among others, are coming under increased scrutiny by clients, regulators, and shareholders who believe they have been wronged.

Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C., one of the region's oldest and most reputable litigation firms, can provide the knowledge and skill necessary to successfully defend professional negligence claims with a minimal amount of disruption and cost.

Our professional liability clients are often referred to us by insurance companies — or approach us directly because they are familiar with our track record in handling these cases.

It Is Personal

Clients who find themselves involved in a professional liability action are educated, highly-trained individuals whose expertise is being questioned. The attorneys at Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote recognize that when a claim is brought against a professional, it can be a serious blow — it is personal. We listen to our clients and see the case through their eyes. We seek to determine if they have simply been "swept in" to an action unnecessarily and without justification.

Most importantly, we look to the client to partner with us in their defense. To do this, we work hard to earn our client's trust and understanding. We use the client's expertise to understand the case. We also seek their assistance in identifying reputable, believable experts who can assist in verifying that standard practices have been followed. We then proceed to prepare the case for trial. Trial work has been the hallmark of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote for more than a century. Depth of courtroom experience and our team- and goal-oriented approach enable our lawyers to provide clients with excellent representation in the courtroom. However, if once we have heard the details of the case and analyzed all available information we determine that the facts of the case suggest the client could potentially be liable, we are honest and realistic with the client and offer our best recommendation on how to proceed and resolve the claim prior to trial or arbitration.

To learn more about the capabilities of the Professional Liability Defense Group, contact Joseph S.D. Christof, II at 412-392-5241 or via e-mail at