Preti Flaherty has one of the top professional liability practices in New England. We serve as defense counsel at the local, regional and national level for a wide range of professionals. Our team brings a wealth of experience and energy in defending accountants, architects, attorneys, designers, engineers, environmental consultants, health care providers, insurance agents/brokers, officers/directors, physicians, real estate professionals, surveyors, and many other professionals in defense of an array of claims, including liability defense and risk management.

We understand the business and financial issues that face other service providers, when they are presented with a legal claim. We also understand the legal issues involved in the inter-personal relationships among professionals practicing together. We bring a practical and creative approach to assisting our clients in developing effective dispute avoidance and resolution strategies. When litigation is unavoidable, we vigorously defend our clients in trial, arbitration and/or professional licensing and credential administrative bodies. Preti Flaherty is listed as Approved Panel Counsel by the following insurers:

Allied World National Assurance
Aspen Boston
Berkley Specialty Underwriting
Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
The Doctor's Company
Evergreen MGA
Great American Insurance Company
Hartford Financial Services
James River Insurance Group
Kindred Healthcare Operating, Inc.
Lawyer Protector Plan
Lexington Insurance
Medical Mutual
Maine Employers' Mutual Insurance Company (MEMIC)
Monitor Liability Company
National Chiropractic Mutual Insurance Company
National Union
Naughton Insurance, Inc.
Philadelphia Insurance Company
Professional Indemnity Agency
ProMutual Group
Redwoods Group Insurance
RLI Insurance/Mt. Hawley Insurance
Sedgwick CMS
Swiss Re
Travelers Bond & Financial Products
Utica National
Westchester Surplus
Willis of NH
XL Insurance
York Claims Service
Zurich NA

Firm Highlights


U.S. News – Best Lawyers Ranks Preti Flaherty Among 2023 Best Law Firms

Preti Flaherty has been named among the 2023 Best Law Firms by the U.S. News – Best Lawyers rankings. To be eligible for ranking, a law firm must have at least one attorney named...


Fifteen Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2022 Super Lawyers

Fifteen Preti Flaherty attorneys have been selected for recognition by Super Lawyers , including seven Rising Stars. Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers throughout the United States in more than 70 practice areas. Only five...


Sixteen Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected as Chambers USA Leaders in Their Field

Sixteen Preti Flaherty attorneys and six practice groups have been selected for inclusion in the 2022 Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business , the highly regarded directory of leading attorneys and...


46 Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected by Peers for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2023, Including 6 “Lawyers of the Year”

Forty-six Preti Flaherty attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers in America 2023, including three “Ones to Watch” and six “Lawyer of the Year” recipients. Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America is considered a...


Attorney Daniel Rapaport Selected by Peers as “Lawyer of the Year” in Best Lawyers in America 2023

Preti Flaherty attorney Daniel Rapaport has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2023 as the “Lawyer of the Year” in the field of Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants. Inclusion in Best Lawyers in...