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2019 PLDF Annual Meeting

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Ronald L. GreenGreen Chesnut & Hughes, Lexington, KY



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.  



The PLDF Annual Meeting provides an exceptional platform for sharing your experience and expertise with fellow professional liability colleagues. We are currently seeking proposals for presentations. If you are interested in speaking at this event, please complete Proposal form using the Annual Meeting drop down menu above. Submissions must be received by March 22 to be considered. Follow this link to view a list of potential presentation topics. Submissions will be reviewed and selected by our Annual Meeting Planning Committee. Speakers will be notified in April. 

The 2019 PLDF Annual Meeting will be held September 25-27 at the W Chicago Lakeshore. If you are interested in volunteering at the Annual Meeting, please contact the PLDF office.

Interested in past presentations? Follow this link to access our 2018 Annual Meeting Presentations.


Professional Liability Defense Quarterly

The Winter 2019 edition of Professional Liability Defense Quarterly has been published and is available for download at "Defense Quarterly" under "Resources" on the toolbar above. Content in the Quarterly includes:

  • Sienna Court v. Champion Aluminum: The Illinois Supreme Court Bars Claims for Breach of the Implied Warranty of Habitability Against Subcontractors | Written by: Glen R. Olson and Jonathan Rizzardi of Long & Levit, LLP, San Francisco, CA
  • Letter from the President | Written by: Jason Jobe of Thompson Coe, Dallas, TX
  • Shining a Light on PLDF Women Leaders | Written by: Kathleen Buck of AXA XL, a division of AXA, Atlanta, GA
  • Legal Triage: Balancing Doctor-Patient and Attorney-Client Privilege | Written by: Matthew Reddy of Pretzel & Stouffer, Chartered, Chicago, IL and Nicole C. Freiler of Burns White, West Conshohocken, PA
  • Insurance Agent and Broker E&O 2018: The Year in Review | Written by: Peter J. Biging of Goldberg Segala, LLP, New York, NY
  • What the Ethics Pros Say About Pro Se Litigants | Written by: Alice M. Sherren of Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company, Minneapolis, MN and Donald Patrick Eckler of Pretzel & Stouffer, Chartered, Chicago, IL
  • Practicing Well: Improving Your Diet | Written by: Andrew P. Carroll of Goldberg Segalla, LLP, Philadelphia, PA
  • Testing the Limits of Protection for Title VII Participation and Opposition Activities | Written by: W. Barry Montgomery, Jr. of KPM Law, Richmond, VA

PLDF Financial Professionals Committee to Host Discussion on "Millennial Jurors"

The face of today's juries is quickly changing with the addition of millennials to the juror box. What makes them tick? What are their perspectives on awards? What is the best way to help them understand the in's and out's of a case? Join the PLDF Financial Professionals Committee for a quick conversation about these newest members of the jury pool.

RSVP today to take part in this discussion.

Board of Directors

The PLDF Board of Directors recently held their Annual Planning Retreat in Santa Monica. The Board developed a list of goals and strategies for 2019. If you are interested in volunteering to help with social media, marketing, developing a social service project at the annual meeting, sharing brief updates on case law, etc., please contact the PLDF office at or 309-222-8947.


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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