The attorneys in our professional liability practice understand that a great deal is at stake when a client is accused of professional negligence or misconduct. In each case we handle, we aim to achieve the best results as quickly as possible, while preserving our clients’ personal integrity and professional reputations.

The legal team at Davis Rothwell is committed to defending individuals and organizations facing professional liability lawsuits. We are sensitive to the needs and problems involved in defending professionals, and we work closely with our clients to resolve litigation expeditiously.


In 1978 the State of Oregon created the Professional Liability Fund (PLF) to provide mandatory primary malpractice coverage for Oregon lawyers. Bill Davis, one of our founding partners, was part of the original panel to represent Oregon lawyers. That representation continues today, and has included firm members handling and trying legal malpractice cases for the PLF and other malpractice providers in nearly every county of the states of Oregon and Washington.

Drawing on the firm’s extensive legal malpractice defense experience, the firm is regularly called upon to represent other professionals. The firm has handled licensing matters for professionals, consulted on non-litigation matters, and for decades have defended them in arbitration, trial, and on appeal.

Our firm represents a diverse range of professionals accused of professional negligence and misconduct, including:

  • Lawyers
  • Directors and officers
  • Real estate professionals
  • Property managers
  • Insurance agents
  • Mortgage brokers
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Accountants
  • Financial planners
  • Software design architects and engineers


Davis Rothwell’s professional liability attorneys have been recognized as AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbel, “Best Lawyers® in America,” “Super Lawyers,“® and “Super Lawyers® – Rising Stars.”