Attorney Resources

Professional Liability/Malpractice Providers for Georgia Lawyers

Explanation of Terms

"A"—Admitted. The company has met the minimum requirements established by statute and is authorized by the State of Georgia to write lawyer's 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 lines (non-admitted) carrier, which is a company that generally underwrites risks or parts of risks for which insurance is not available through an admitted company. The business is, therefore, placed with a non-admitted insurer (a company not licensed in the State of Georgia) in accordance with state surplus lines insurance laws.

"RRG"—Risk Retention Group. Risk Retention Groups are owner-controlled insurance companies authorized by the Federal Liability Risk Retention Act of 1986. An RRG will allow members who engage in similar or related business or activities to write liability insurance for all or any portion of the exposures of group members, excluding first party coverages, such as property, worker's compensation and personal lines. Authorization under the federal statute allows a group to be chartered in one state, but able to engage in the business of insurance in all states, subject to certain specific and limited restrictions. The Federal Act pre-empts state law in many significant ways.

"Multi-Line Agencies/Brokers". Organizations that represent both "Admitted" and "Non-Admitted" professional liability insurance carriers. They do not represent "RRGs."

For more comprehensive information, please telephone Pamela Myers at 404-526-8621 or pamm@gabar.org.

You may also contact:
The Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability
American Bar Association
321 N. Clark St., 19th Floor
Chicago, IL 60610-4714
312-988-5763

Admitted

Allied World Insurance Company (Allied World Assurance Company)
Contact:
Joe Labieniec
Lawyers Professional Liability
Allied World Assurance Company
1690 New Britain Ave., Suite 101
Farmington, CT 06032
PH: 860-284-1946
PH: 860-869-8917
Email: joe.labieniec@awac.com
Website: www.alliedworldinsurance.com

Restrictions: Environmental, Entertainment, International, Patent work, Tax Opinions and Securities (except private placements) are excluded.
Size Guidelines: 1 to 50 attorneys

Arch Insurance Company
Contact:
Donna James
Philadelphia, PA 19102
PH: 215-606-1682
Fax: 866-637-5861
Email: djames@archinsurance.com
Website: www.archinsurance.com

Restrictions: No blanket restrictions
Size Guidelines: Only writing firms with more than 25 attorneys

Berkley Insurance Company
Contact:
Michael Callis
Monitor Liability Manager
250 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60606
PH: 312-818-6208
PH: 800-446-2100
Email: mcallis@monitorliability.com

Restrictions: None, but practice area impacts premium
Size Guidelines: Writes firms of all sizes

Chubb - Executive Risk
Contact:
James L. Rhyner
15 Mountain View Road
Warren, NJ 07059
PH: 908-903-5183
Email: jrhyner@chubb.com
Website: www.chubb.com

Restrictions: None
Size Guidelines: Writes firms of 10 or more attorneys

CNA
Contact:
Small Firm Contact (1-34 attorneys)
Maryanne Brenna
125 Broad St.
New York, NY 10004
PH: 212-440-7416
Email: maryanne.brenna@cna.com

Large Firm Contact (35+ attorneys)
Laura DiLallo
125 Broad St.
New York, NY 10004
PH: 212-440-3739
Email: laura.dilallo@cna.com
Website: www.cna.com

Restrictions: None, but practice area impacts premium
Size Guidelines: Writes firms of all sizes

Darwin National Assurance
Contact:
Joe Labieniec
Lawyers Professional Liability
Allied World Assurance Company
1690 New Britain Ave., Suite 101
Farmington, CT 06032
PH: 860-284-1946
PH: 860-869-8917
Email: joe.labieniec@awac.com
Website: www.alliedworldinsurance.com

Restrictions: Environmental, Entertainment, Patent work, Tax Opinions and Securities (except private placements) are excluded.
Size Guidelines: 1 to 25 attorneys

Hartford Specialty/Twin City Fire Insurance Company
Contact:
Small Firm Contact (1-19 attorneys):
Scott Williams
1230 E. Diehl Road, Suite 350
Naperville, IL 60563
PH: 331-333-8237
Email: SWilliams@Target-Capital.com

Large Firm Contact (20+attorneys):
Kevin Sullivan, Hartford Financial Products
One Hartford Plaza, Ste. T20
Hartford, CT 06155
PH: 860-547-5794
Email: kevin.sullivan@thehartford.com
Websites: www.Target-Capital.com; www.hfpinsurance.com

Restrictions: No intellectual property, no plaintiff class action
Size Guidelines: Writes firms of all sizes

LawyerGuard (Catlin Insurance Company)
Contact:
Stephen S. van Wert, Program Manager
4211 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Suite 1000
Tampa, FL 33607
PH: 813-490-4924
Email: stephen.vanwert@willis.com
Website: www.lawyerguard.com

Restrictions: No firms with more than 40 percent plaintiff work or more than 20 percent real estate work
Size Guidelines: All sizes

Lawyer's Protector Plan (Underwritten by Aspen American Insurance Company)
Contact:
Laura M. Simon
655 N. Franklin St., Suite 1900
Tampa, FL 33602
PH: 813-222-4284
PH: 800-336-5529 ext. 14284
Email: lsimon@bbprograms.com
Website: www.lppinsurance.com

Restrictions: Patent prosecution, securities (except private placements), plaintiff class action/mass tort. Practice area impacts premium.
Size Guidelines: Writes firms with 1 to 20 attorneys

Liberty Insurance Underwriters, Inc.
Contact:
Christopher DePuy
55 Water Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10041
PH: 212-208-4157
Fax: 212-208-2866
Email: christopher.depuy@libertyiu.com
Website: www.LIU-USA.com

Restrictions: No blanket restrictions
Size Guidelines: Writes firms of all sizes

National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA  (Chartis Inc.)
Contact:
Brian DeGraw
555 North Lane, Suite 6060
Conshohocken, PA 19428
PH: 800-970-9778 ext. 142
Email: ifgiles@afpd.net
Website: www.afpd.net

Restrictions: No intellectual property work
Size Guidelines: Firms with 1 to 100 attorneys

Old Republic Insurance Company (Chicago Underwriting Group)
Contact:
James Crockett
Chicago Underwriting Group
191 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60606
PH: 312-750-8800
Email: jcrockett@cug.com
Website: www.cug.com

Restrictions: None, but practice area impacts premium
Size Guidelines: Writes firms of 10 or more attorneys

OneBeacon Insurance Company (Atlantic Specialty Insurance)
Contact:
Kim Noble
125 South Wacker
Suite 1240
Chicago, IL 60606
PH: 312-821-4710
Website: www.onebeaconpro.com

Restrictions: Generally none
Size Guidelines: Writes firms up to 2-200 lawyers on a primary basis; no limitation for excess participation

ProAssurance
Contact:
LawyerCare Service Center
2600 Professionals Drive
Okemos, MI 48864
PH: 800-292-1036
Email: GeorgiaLawyers@proassurance.com
Website: www.LawyerCare.com

Restrictions: Mono-line carrier writing only Lawyers Professional Liability coverage in Georgia
Size Guidelines: N/A

State National Insurance Company
Contact:
Andrew A. Biggio
First Indemnity Insurance Agency, Inc.
The Equitable Bank Building
87 Oxford Street
Lynn, MA 01901
PH: 781-581-2500
PH: 800-982-1151
Website: www.firstindemnity.net

Restrictions: No SEC or IP work
Size Guidelines: Writes firms 1-100

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
(Underwritten by Westport Insurance Corporation)
Contact:
Milind Pandya
222 W. Adams St., Suite 2300
Chicago, IL 60606
PH: 972-881-9869
Email: Milind_Pandya@swissre.com
Website: www.swissre.com

Restrictions: None, but practice area impacts premium
Size Guidelines: Writes firms of all sizes

Travelers Casualty and Surety of America
Contact:
Catherine Putman, CPCU
One Tower Square 3SHS
Hartford, CT 06183
PH: 860-277-5033
Email: cputman@travelers.com
Website: www.travelers.com

Restrictions: Significant Patent, SEC, or Class Action/Mass Tort exposures
Size Guidelines: Writes firms of all sizes

Zurich North America Specialties
Contact:
Sharon Eure Burns
Zurich Programs Business
One Liberty Plaza, 31st floor
New York, NY 10006
PH: 212-553-5651
PH: 800-442-2935
Email: Sharon.Burns@zurichna.com
Website: www.zurichna.com

Restrictions: None
Size Guidelines: Writes firms of all sizes

Non-Admitted

Admiral Insurance Company
Contact:
Michael Callis
Monitor Liability Managers
250 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60606
PH: 312-818-6208
PH: 800-446-2100
Email: mcallis@monitorliability.com

Restrictions: None, but practice area impacts premium
Size Guidelines: Writes firms of all sizes

Allied World Surplus Lines Insurance Company
(f.k.a. Darwin Select Insurance)
Contact:
Joe Labieniec
Allied World Assurance Company
Lawyers Professional Liability
1690 New Britain Ave., Suite 101
Farmington, CT 06032
Phone: 860-284-1946
Fax: 860-284-1947
M: 860-869-8917
Email: joe.labieniec@awac.com
Website: www.alliedworldinsurance.com

Restrictions: Focus on distressed firms including those with severity or frequency of claims, attorney misconduct and law firm financial or economic adversity. Comprehensive risk management and remedial services available.
Focus also on hard-to-place areas of practice, including: high-value plaintiff work (including medical malpractice and class action), collections, securities, environmental and entertainment. One restriction: No patent prosecution (but will offer coverage to other types of intellectual property firms, e.g. trademark-copyright, IP litigation).
Size Guidelines: Up to 50 attorneys

First Mercury Insurance Company
Contact:
Andrew A. Biggio
First Indemnity Insurance Agency, Inc.
The Equitable Bank Building
87 Oxford St.
Lynn, MA 01901
PH: 781-581-2500
PH: 800-982-1151
Website: www.firstindemnity.net

Restrictions: No Restrictions
Size Guidelines: Writes firms 1-100

Lloyd's of London - Beazley Syndicate
Contact:
Michele McCrohan
135 Kinnelon Road, Suite 102
Kinnelon, NJ 07405
PH: 973-995-0500
Email: MicheleM@synergy-ins.com
Website: www.synergy-ins.com

Restrictions: No restrictions, specialize in hard-to-place and difficult area of practice situation
Size Guidelines: Writes firms of all sizes

OneBeacon Insurance Company (Homeland Insurance Company)
Contact:
Tom Johnson
125 South Wacker
Suite 1240
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-821-4718
Website: www.onebeaconpro.com

Restrictions: No intellectual property or securities boutiques, but all other areas of practice considered, subject to underwriting evaluation
Size Guidelines: Writes firms from 2 attorneys to 150-200 lawyers on a primary basis; no limitation for excess participation

Risk Retention Group

Attorneys' Liability Assurance Society, Inc. (ALAS)
Contact:
Nancy Montroy
311 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 5700
Chicago, IL 60606
PH: 312-697-6972
Website: www.alas.com

Restrictions: None
Size Guidelines: Writes firms of 35 or more attorneys

Multi-Line Agencies/Brokers

Alden and Associates, Inc.
Contact:
Edward F. Alden, CPCU, ARM, CIC
P.O. Box 767818
Roswell, GA 30076-7818
PH: 770-518-9943
Fax: 770-518-9949
Cell: 770-367-0412
Email: edalden@aaapl.com

Aon Attorneys Advantage
Contact:
David Hollamby
One Federal St., 20th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
PH: 800-695-2970
Email: david.hollamby@aon.com
Website: www.attorneys-advantage.com

Attorneys First Insurance
Contact:
Phyllis Hunt
2623 McCormick Drive, #105
Clearwater, FL 33759
PH: 727-799-9840
Fax: 727-499-6829
Email: Phyllis@AttorneysFirst.com
Website: www.AttorneysFirst.com

Brown & Brown Insurance / Professional Services Plans
Professional Liability Insurance for Attorneys
Contact:
Lourdes M. Martinez, RPLU, AINS
P.O. Box 173689
Tampa, FL 33672
Phone: 800-282-9123
Email: lmartinez@bbprograms.com
Website: www.bbsp.com

Calculated Risk Advisors, LLC
Contact:
Jon Schildt
500 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60611
PH: 312-241-1706
PH: 217-721-3626
Email: jschildt@crbrokers.com
Website: www.protectlawyers.com

Daniels-Head
PH: 512-328-9310 - Call for a Georgia agent referral
Website: www.danielshead.com

GilsbarPro
Contact:
2100 Covington Centre
Covington, LA 70433
PH: 800-906-9654
Email: ProntoQuote@gilsbar.com
Website: www.gilsbar.com

Insurance Specialists Inc.
Contact:
Hank Stewart
305 Carteret Street
Beaufort, SC 9902
PH: 888-474-1959
Fax: 866-871-2170
Email: Sales@isi1959.com
Website: www.isi1959.com

L Squared Insurance Agency, LLC
Contact:
Justin Norcross
5075 Cascade Road, Suite E
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
PH: 800-817-6333
Email: justin.norcross@L2InsuranceAgency.com  
Website: www.L2InsuranceAgency.com

Mainstreet Lawyers Insurance
Contact:
Duane H. Crone
150 Nickerson St.
Seattle, WA 98109
PH: 800-817-6333
Email: dcrone@mainstreetlawyersinsurance.com
Website: www.mainstreetlawyersinsurance.com

Mercer Health & Benefits Administration, LLC
Contact:
Sharon Ecker
3560 Lenox Road, Suite 2400
Atlanta, GA 30326
PH: 404-239-6444
Fax: 404-239-6403
Email: sharon.h.ecker@marshpm.com
Website: www.proliability.com

Medallion Insurance Services
Contact:
Nico Iannelli
8145 Ardrey Kell Road, Suite 203
Charlotte, NC 28277      
PH: 704-256-6000
Fax: 704-256-6001
Email: nico@medallioninsurance.com
Website: www.MedallionInsurance.com

ProSource Insurance Services
Contact:
Weston Lemoine
P.O. Box 5353
Alpharetta, GA 30023
PH: 800-680-6761 Ext. 5
Email: wlemoine@theprossource.com
Website: www.theprossource.com

Synergy Professional Associates, Inc.
Contact:
Michele McCrohan
135 Kinnelon Road
Kinnelon, NJ 07405
PH: 973-492-0500
Email: michelem@synergy-ins.com

Ira J. Dawer
135 Kinnelon Road
Kinnelon, NJ 07405
PH: 973-995-0512
Email: irad@synergy-ins.com

Website: www.synergy-ins.com

Turner, Wood & Smith Insurance
Contact:
Scotty Hall
100 Brenau Ave.
Gainesville, GA 30501
PH: 770-536-0161
Fax: 770-536-1283
Email: scotty.hall@twsinsurance.com
Website: www.twsinsurance.com

Inclusion on this list of Professional Liability/Malpractice Providers does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the State Bar of Georgia.