Steptoe & Johnson has earned a reputation throughout the region for having experienced, talented, and efficient professional liability defense attorneys.  Team attorneys practice in the areas of medical, legal, drug, and medical device litigation as well as other areas of professional liability defense.

Medical Professional Liability

Physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and other health care administrators consult regularly with attorneys in the Professional Liability Group regarding licensure, contract, and administrative complaint issues. The Professional Liability Group works closely with the firm's Health Care Group in order to stay abreast of current health care trends and concerns.

Members of the Professional Liability Group regularly defend other types of malpractice claims as clients' needs arise. This involves the defense of the following professionals:

  • Accountants
  • Architects
  • Attorneys
  • Realtors
  • Educators
  • Engineers
  • Stockbrokers

What sets us apart

  • More than 300 attorneys
  • More than 40 areas of practices, allowing for cross-team collaboration
  • Top listed firm in West Virginia in a combination of areas by The Best Lawyers in America®
  • Top listed in the U.S. in Energy Law by The Best Lawyers in America®
  • 95 lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®
  • Defended police officer in jury trial involving claims of excessive force and false arrest
  • Defended physicians, midwives and nurses involving allegations of medical malpractice in the following medical specialties: midwifery, OB-GYN, family practice, anesthesia, orthopedic surgery, neo-natal care, negligent credentialing, pediatrics, cardio-thoracic surgery, emergency room, general hospital care, and correctional institution care
  • Represented pharmacist in medical negligence and liability lawsuit alleging improper dispensing of prescription medication
  • Assisted defense of hospitals in physician termination and patient dispute cases
  • Represented a real estate broker in a suit for alleged failure to disclose conditions and defects in a residential property
  • Sought summary judgment for attorney in legal malpractice claim arising out of divorce proceeding
  • Defended a CPA's service as trustee for an "operating" trust with over $13 million of businesses and assets in the timber, logging and lumber industries, including trial
  • Sought summary judgment for attorney in legal malpractice and slander of title claim
  • Advised a wide variety of hospitals and clinical practices on day-to-day risk management, loss prevention, insurance, and regulatory and operational matters, and regularly presented to health care industry and client groups on these topics