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9/25/2019 » 9/27/2019
2019 PLDF Annual Meeting

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Carl E. Hellmers IIIFrilot L.L.C., New Orleans, LA
Allan JonesCarr Allison, Birmingham, AL

Thank you to our Annual Meeting Sponsors



The Professional Liability Defense Federation™ is a not-for-profit organization designed to bring together attorneys, claims professionals and risk management specialists to share expertise and information helpful to the successful defense of professional liability claims.

Malpractice claims affecting different professions often present common procedural rule and substantive law elements. Although standard of care evidence differs among the professions, skills learned in the defense of one profession are often transferable to others. PLDF’s goal is to harness this expertise in one organization devoted solely to improving the management and defense of professional liability claims. To accomplish its mission PLDF publishes the journal Professional Liability Defense Quarterly, sponsors an annual meeting offering valuable law development seminars and member connection opportunities, offers amicus support in important appellate proceedings, produces news summaries of national malpractice case developments, and facilitates confidential communications among members.  


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Professional Liability Defense Quarterly
The newest issue of the Professional Liability Defense Quarterly has been published and is available for download using the "Defense Quarterly" tab under "Resources" on the toolbar above. Content in the Quarterly includes: 

  • Is Your Law Firm a Debt Collector Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act? | Written by: Richard J. Perr, Fineman Krekstein & Harris, P.C., Philadelphia, PA
  • Letter from the President | Written by: Jason Jobe, Thompson Coe, Dallas, TX
  • Supreme Court to Decide Whether Title VII Bars LGBT Discrimination | Written by: Robert G. Chadwick Jr., Chadwick Soefje & Ladik, PLLC, Frisco, TX
  • A Narrow Victory for Lawyers Engaged in Non-Judicial Foreclosures| Written by: Alice Sherren, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company, Minneapolis, MN, and Donald Patrick Eckler, Pretzel & Stouffer, Chartered, Chicago, IL
  • Insurance Agent and Broker E&O 2018: Part Two | Written by: Peter Biging, Goldberg Segalla LLP, New York, NY
  • Practicing Well: Slow Down and Take a Break! | Written by: Patty Beck, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company, Minneapolis, MN
  • Spotlight on PLDF Women Leaders—January D. Allen, Overturf McGath & Hull, P.C., Denver, CO
  • "Timing and Deemers and Gaps - Oh My!" Claims-Made Relatedness Issues Under D&O and E&O Policies | Written by: Michael D. Handler, Esq., Cozen O'Connor, Seattle, WA
  • The Collateral Source Rule: How to Avoid a Windfall for Plaintiffs| Written by: Matthew Reddy, Pretzel & Stouffer, Chartered, Chicago, IL, and Mark Tarnavsky, Markel Service, Inc., Chicago, IL
  • Lateral Hire Pitfalls: Know Who You Are Really Hiring | Written by: Laura Zaroski, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Chicago, IL
  • The Use of Expert Witnesses in Real Estate Agents and Brokers E&O Litigation: At Trap for the Unwary? | Written by: Glen R. Olson and Jonathan Rizzardi, Long & Levit, LLP, San Francisco, CA

PLDF Annual Meeting

September 25-27, 2019 | W Chicago Lakeshore

Sponsorship Opportunities Available for Firms and Vendors

2019 marks PLDF’s 10th anniversary serving the professional liability community. We have made great  strides since our founding and are excited this year to celebrate at our Annual Meeting. Please consider supporting this fun event with a firm or vendor sponsorship. Click on the photos below to learn more about the opportunities available.


Click on "Sponsor Opportunities" under "About" on the menu bar above.


Click on "Amicus Support" under "Resources" on the menu bar above.

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