LawyerGuard®

LawyerGuard®

An insurance and risk management program for lawyers. This program evolved from our 25+ years of experience in insuring attorneys all over the nation. With a unique understanding of the exposures attorneys face, our experienced professionals know how to provide the products to protect your clients.

The LawyerGuard Program consists of three components:

  • Preferred Program for Defense Attorneys with 51% or more in the defense area of practice for all firm sizes.
  • General Practice Lawyers Professional for law firms with 11-24 attorneys.
  • Excess Lawyers Professional.

Program “Sweet Spot” includes defense firms of all sizes nationwide with 51%+ defense in their Areas of Practice (AOPs).

Success Story

LawyerGuard was able to offer a unique quote with $250k of separate defense limit and competitive premium to win a good sized law firm risk.

Eligibility Requirements

LawyerGuard is designed for well-run law firms. Coverages are individually tailored to fit the needs of each law firm. Available in all states, subject to state filing requirements.

 

The Preferred Program for Defense Attorneys:

  • Designed for law firms of all sizes engaged in at least 51% defense work.
  • Established in 1988 and endorsed by DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar.
  • Open to DRI members and non-members.

General Practice Lawyers Professional:

  • Full time or part-time private practice law firms with 11-24 attorneys
  • No more than 40% plaintiff work
  • No more than 20% real estate work

Excess Lawyers Professional:

  • Available in all states except CA, CT, HI, NY*, OR**, VA, and WA; subject to state filing requirements.

*Admitted excess available via NY Free Trade Zone for qualifying firms.
**Special surplus lines policy designed to go over OR State Bar Professional Liability Fund.

Success Story

LawyerGuard was able to offer a unique quote with $250k of separate defense limit and competitive premium to win a good sized law firm risk.

Coverage Available*

  • Mutual choice of counsel
  • Coverage for punitive damages on a “most favorable law” basis
  • Provides a 50% reduction in the deductible if the claim is settled through mediation (subject to a $25,000 maximum)
  • Offers an individual tail option whereby any lawyer is able to purchase an individual tail for a flat $1,500 when ceasing the practice of law
  • Crisis event coverage
  • Pre-claim assistance
  • No deductible for claims from pro bono work
  • A “soft” hammer clause
  • High loss of earnings and disciplinary defense coverage limits
  • Free retirement tail with no minimum retirement age
  • Free death/disability tails
  • 1, 2, 3, 5 year and unlimited tail options included in policy
  • Express coverage for malicious prosecution under the definition of personal injury
  • Up to $10 million in capacity
  • Claim Expenses Outside Limits available to qualifying firms
  • Loss Only and Aggregate Deductibles available to qualifying firms
  • Workers' Compensation (available via WorkCompGuard)

Defense Lawyers Professional
If the law firm qualifies for the DRI program (with 51% or more of its area of practice in defense work), it will also receive the following:

  • An endorsement to the policy that eliminates five exclusions
  • 10% reduction in the deductible
  • Subpoena assistance coverage
  • An additional premium credit of 10-15%.

Coverage is provided on a non-admitted basis in ME, NH, OR & VT and available on an admitted basis in all other states.

*This page is intended as a brief overview of the coverages offered. Please ask your LawyerGuard representative for copies of the policy forms for a full description of coverage.

Success Story

LawyerGuard was able to offer a unique quote with $250k of separate defense limit and competitive premium to win a good sized law firm risk.

Contact Information

The LawyerGuard insurance program is located in Tampa, Florida.

Our mailing address is:
4211 W. Boy Scout Blvd, Suite 1000
Tampa, Florida 33607

For more information on the services and products offered by LawyerGuard contact:

 

Linda Corrigan, VP, RPLU+, Program Manager

Phone: (813) 490-4917
Fax: (813) 712-7001
Email: linda.corrigan@willistowerswatson.com

 

Success Story

LawyerGuard was able to offer a unique quote with $250k of separate defense limit and competitive premium to win a good sized law firm risk.

Obtain A Quote

The LawyerGuard program is available to independent agents in the U.S. You must be approved to write business with Willis Programs before we can bind coverage for your client.  If you are not, please visit our “Writing Business With Us” page. In an instance where the same submission is received from more than one broker, the first submission will be handled unless there is a Broker of Record letter which will determine the control.

We can quote and bind off of competitor’s new business applications with the completion of our Bridge Application.

 

Send completed applications to:

Linda Corrigan, Program Manager
LawyerGuard Insurance Program
Direct Phone: (813) 490-4917
Fax: (813) 712-7001
Email: LPL.Submissions@willis.com

Success Story

LawyerGuard was able to offer a unique quote with $250k of separate defense limit and competitive premium to win a good sized law firm risk.