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Lawyers Professional Liability and Insurance


Professional Liability Insurance Brokers (2008)

 

Professional Liability (a/k/a ‘legal malpractice or errors and omissions coverage) is a unique form of insurance. It is normally a “stand alone policy”, although some carriers are writing it as part of a general commercial liability policy. General Liability or Commercial Liability policies routinely exclude claims related to professional liability.

A broker should not be confused with an insurance carrier. (Each year, New Mexico lawyers list their broker on the Dues Form where it asks for information regarding the carrier.) Brokers work for or represent carriers. A broker can work for more than one carrier and he or she can broker multiple lines of insurance. These brokers are often called Independent Brokers. Some professional liability carriers use their employees to sell their policies.

When looking for a broker for professional liability coverage, you can contact and use more than one broker. When a broker represents more than one company, the broker may ask you to complete an application for each company or to prepare one application that will be submitted to each company. Great care should be taken when completing any application.

Currently, the following brokers have informed the LPL Committee that they are representing companies writing professional liability coverage for lawyers in New Mexico. There may be other brokers who provide coverage. This list and the sequence in which this list is drawn is NOT an endorsement by the LPL Committee or the New Mexico State Bar of any of these brokers. Nor is it an assurance that the companies they represent are currently writing insurance in New Mexico or will provide coverage to any lawyer-applicant:

Broker

Phone

Fax

Aon Affinity Insurance Services, Inc.

215-773-4167

847-953-0433

Associated Insurance Professionals

505-265-3704

505-268-9631

Attorney Insurance Market Place

800-426-5297

800-545-4844

Brown Seligman & Thomas

505-292-8000

not available

Bar Plan

800-843-2277

314-965-7812

Cress Insurance Consultants

800-422-8925

not available

Daniels –Head Insurance Services

505-922-8881 or 877-922-8881

505-890-0523

Darwin Professional Underwriters

800-299-4331

509-933-3277

David J. Miller & Associates (d/b/a LAI Professional Insurance Programs)

505-471-0088 or
800-803-2229

 

Health Agencies of the West

714-769-3000

714-769-3010

Herbert L. Jamison & Co., LLC

800-526-4766 or 973-731-0806

973-731-3035

Kinney Agency

505-262-2621

505-266-2878

Letherer Insurance Consultants, Inc.

505-433-4266

505-890-0523

The Liability Place

888-786-8318

760-720-0330

Manual Lujan Insurance Agency

505-266-7771

not available

NAPLIA (Promarc)

866-262-7542

 

Professional Liability Brokers & Consultants

847-816-4480

847-816-4484

Synergy Professional Associates (Specializing in Hard to Insure Lawyers)

973-995-0512

973-995-0534

UPAC Insurance Financing

800-877-7848

913-894-4988

Western Assurance

505-265-8481

505-266-3500

Woods Insurance of Albuquerque

505-859-4185

505-881-5233


[Any broker who writes professional legal malpractice insurance in New Mexico that wants to be included on this list should contact the chair of the LPLI Committee or call the State Bar of New Mexico at (505) 797-6054 or 1-800-87NMBAR].

 

Malpractice Insurance Information

Brokers

Carriers

Insurance Statistics for NM

Links/Resources

Rules/Orders

16-104 NMRA - New Rule

Order - Disclosure of Professional Liability Insurance

Questions and Answers on New Rule

Notice to Client

Order - Dues Form Certification of Professional Liability Insurance

Articles

PAC MAN Insurance

‘Claims Made’ Form of Insurance

Mercer v. Reynolds

Spencer v. Barber

THI v. Harvey

What Attorneys Need to Know About Professional Liability Insurance

Finding and Keeping Professional Liability Insurance

It's Fundamental: Sweating the Small Stuff Pays Big Dividends

It's Not Just About the Referral

It's Time to Get a Little of That Ole' Time Religion

Shopping for Professional Liability Insurance

When Disciplinary Comes Calling

Survey of Lawyers Who Do Not Have Legal Malpractice Insurance

Annual Reports

2011
2010
2009
2008
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