Ernie’s practice is focused on the defense of professional liability claims.
He has defended attorneys and law firms throughout the United States in both state and federal courts. Ernie has successfully defended large law firms as well as solo practitioners in disputes that include corporate and bankruptcy issues, underlying criminal, civil, and family law, real estate transactions, contracts, and RICO claims. He also represents lawyers in ethics and tax proceedings.
Ernie is an experienced trial lawyer who has also had success obtaining dismissals at the pre-answer stage. Recognizing that every claim requires distinct attention, Ernie begins each matter with a thorough evaluation and a focus on early resolution.
Ernie’s professional liability practice is not limited to lawyers. His errors and omissions experience extends to the defense of accountants, architects, engineers, and broker-dealers. He also regularly defends corporate clients, including directors and officers, in professional liability matters. While working in Washington, D.C. and Maryland, Ernie's experience practicing in more diversified areas of law gave the opportunity to broaden his reach and represent medical professionals and hospitals, as well as product manufacturers. With a constant eye toward client satisfaction, Ernie devises innovative liability defenses for each client that have proved successful in limiting any damages exposure.