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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.  


Professional Liability Defense Quarterly
The newest issue of the Professional Liability Defense Quarterly, Volume 11, Number 3, has been published and is available for download using the "Defense Quarterly" tab under "Resources" on the toolbar above. Content in the Quarterly includes: 

  • What Does the Future Hold for Severe Obesity Claims Under the ADA? | Written by: Robert G. Chadwick, Jr.Chadwick Soefje & Ladik, PLLC, Dallas
  • Letter from the President| Written by: Jason Jobe, Thompson Coe, Dallas
  • When Attorneys Are Sued by Non-Clients: The Immunity and Privilege Rule | Written by: Keith J. Broady, Kathleen M. Loucks and Lauren E. NuffortLommen Abdo, Minneapolis
  • Didn't See That Coming: Effective Assistance of Counsel in Plea Agreements | Written by: Alice SherrenMinnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company, Minneapolis, and Donald Patrick EcklerPretzel & Stouffer, Chartered, Chicago
  • Financial Elder Abuse and Professional Liability Claims: A Developing Exposure? | Written by: Glen R. Olson and Jonathan RizzardiLong & Levit LLP, San Francisco
  • Spotlight on PLDF Women Leaders - Kiera O'Connell GoralQBE North America, Dallas
  • Practicing Well: Self-Evaluation| Written by: Patty BeckMinnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company, Minneapolis

 Check Out the New PLDF Career Center!

PLDF has launched a new Career Center and we can't wait for you to start using it!
A spot to post your resume, search for jobs and recruit for
open positions ... the new Career Center has this and much more. Check it out here!


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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