Practice Areas Included within Professional Liability Defense
Employment Law – Employer
Dixon•Scholl•Carrillo•P.A., we work with clients who have been sued for alleged violations of local, state and federal employment laws, to defend vigorously against those claims and maximize the possibility of a fair result. Our experienced attorneys understand the complex and ever-changing laws surrounding employment, and are prepared to defend against claims of wrongful termination, workplace harassment and discrimination, and the wide variety of other theories under which employees, former employees and would-be employees sue employers.
We will work with you to understand the facts, and to help you understand what the claims against you really mean, in plain English. Then we will use our knowledge of the facts, combined with our experience in the law, to secure the best, fairest and most economical means available to resolve the claims against you.
Ethics and Professional Responsibility
We represent professionals in a wide range of endeavors who have been subjected to lawsuits or administrative discipline for alleged misconduct including professional negligence, intentional misrepresentation (fraud), negligent misrepresentation, breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and violation of Administrative Code regulations and statutes such as the New Mexico Unfair Practices Act. We work closely with our professional-liability clients, not only to defend them against claims, but to help them understand their rights and obligations, and the real meaning of the legal or administrative processes to their lives and their work. Professional liability claims come in many forms, and involve a wide variety of legal theories.
Our experienced attorneys are familiar with the tactics used against professionals, as well as the wide range of avenues available to resolve such claims, including negotiated or mediated settlement, legal proceedings to win the dismissal of claims or the reduction or elimination of damages. When necessary, we will take professional-liability cases to trial, in order to secure a just result, but regardless of the means of resolution, we always endeavor to minimize the impact of claims on our clients’ lives, finances and practices.
Professional Malpractice Law
Our lawyers have handled many cases of medical and other professional malpractice, successfully representing clients in both trials and in reaching settlements prior to trial. Whether representing attorneys, accountants, design professionals, doctors, nurses, facilities, Realtors or other professionals, our practice is focused on developing the strongest case possible with the available evidence.