Professional Liability Defense in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky


Professionals and malpractice insurers alike have faced increasing costs over the last several years as the number and size of professional liability claims continues to increase. In this difficult climate, effective litigation defense is crucial to discouraging frivolous claims and keeping costs manageable. Our professional liability defense team at Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe understands the intricacies of defending professional malpractice claims. During our more than 30 years of distinguished practice in West Virginia, we have amassed a network of reliable and respected experts who inform our defense for a wide variety of professionals against claims of malpractice.


Professional liability and malpractice claims in Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky are as diverse as the professionals they target. And each type of profession is subject to unique standards of professional reasonableness. This means that members of the relevant profession must play a major role in any type of professional liability litigation. In legal malpractice, it is often necessary to essentially try the underlying case within the malpractice case to first determine if the plaintiff had a chance at success and then determine if the attorney’s actions deprived the plaintiff of that chance.

During our more than 30 years of practice in West Virginia, Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe has built an impressive record of success helping professionals of all types and their insurers resist or settle professional malpractice claims. Our clients include the following professionals:

  • Attorneys
  • Doctors
  • Physician assistants
  • Counselors and therapists
  • Engineers
  • Architects


Professional liability cases are distinct from other types of insurance defense litigation. These cases can involve enormous sums of money and are usually very expensive to litigate. On the other hand, a plaintiff’s verdict or even a settlement can be damaging to the professional involved if it’s not handled correctly. In these cases, the ability to make initial assessments regarding the likely outcomes and to advise clients accordingly is crucial.

Our attorneys at Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe understand how to analyze these complex cases and plan strategies that conform to our clients’ needs. We are enthusiastic proponents of alternative dispute resolution where appropriate to avoid the cost and difficulty of litigation. But we don’t shy away from going to court when our professional judgment indicates that it is in the best interests of our clients.

Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe helps professionals and insurers resolve malpractice claims

Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe is a successful advocate for all types of professionals in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. Call us at 304-344-0100 or contact us online to begin a relationship with a law firm that is nationally recognized for experience and quality while remaining dedicated to its community and employees.