At Hart Wagner, our professional liability defense group works in a variety of areas, including the defense of:
- Surveyors and other design professionals
- Contractors, subcontractors and owners on construction defect claims
- Real estate agents & brokers on claims arising from the purchase, sale, lease or management of property
- Securities brokers
- Tax professionals
- Public bodies in disputes related to construction, land use, inspection and other personal injury and property damage
Our professional liability lawyers are involved at all stages of a professional’s project, including counsel during projects, workouts at job completion, to defense in litigation. We work in state and federal courts in Oregon and Washington; arbitration; Arbitration Services of Portland; Board of Realtors Arbitration and Mediation; State of Oregon boards for architects, engineers, accountants, and attorneys; and the Oregon Real Estate Agency.
With multiple cases tried annually, depositions and mediations are a weekly, and often daily, event. Besides our trial and arbitration experience, we consult with experts in a variety of related specialties to reach the most expeditious and advantageous results for our clients.