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Vandeventer Black’s Professional Liability Defense Team is experienced in defending a wide variety of professionals, including accountants, attorneys, contractors and subcontractors, directors and officers, insurance agents and brokers in litigation in state and federal courts throughout Virginia.

Our clients range from solo practitioners and small firms to large national and international firms. We are experienced in investigating, counseling and defending all types of professional liability claims, including claims alleging professional malpractice, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty. Our attorneys are panel counsel for numerous professional liability insurance carriers, and routinely consult with and advise the insurance industry on issues ranging from insurance coverage to risk reduction.

Outside of litigation, we consult with clients to provide proactive advice on risk management and loss prevention strategy. We also assist with document production requests and subpoena responses, contract negotiations, bid packages, and review of insurance policies.

We are experienced in defending professional liability claims in mediation and arbitration proceedings. In addition, we represent professionals before various grievance committees and state licensing boards in Virginia.

We are actively involved in a variety of industry-related organizations. This firsthand involvement helps us stay abreast of the important trends and issues professionals face in their respective practices, anticipate potential issues in litigation, and provide proactive advice for avoiding claims in the future.

Positive Economic News from the Construction Industry as the effects of COVID-19 Pandemic decrease
George M. Nicholos
Positive signals in the construction industry; the AIA’s Architecture Billings Index through April 2021 indicates a strong rebound as the effects of COVID-19 continue to subside. The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) is a composite index derived from monthly report surveys from American Institute of Architects (AIA) member firms located throughout ...
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Construction Industry Economics Respecting COVID-19 Mixed But Positively Trending
George M. Nicholos
The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) is a composite index derived from monthly report surveys from American Institute of Architects (AIA) member firms located throughout the United States reporting on construction project activity the AIA refers to as “Work-on-the-Boards” (projects in the planning and design processes).  The data is compiled by ...
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Legal Liability of Design Professionals for Failure to Adapt to Climate Change
William E. Franczek
A publication for Thompson Reuters Journal of the American College of Construction Lawyers Journal by attorneys William Franczek in collaboration with other authors ...
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Richmond Attorney Named 2019 Virginia Super Lawyers ‘Rising Stars’
Ashley G. Moss
Vandeventer Black is pleased to announce that one of its Richmond attorneys are among the 2019 Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. The Rising Star designation is awarded to top up-and-coming lawyers who are 40-years-old or younger, or who have been practicing for ten years or less: Ashley G. Moss, ...
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