Professional Malpractice

Legal, financial, design, accounting, and insurance professionals have a duty to uphold stringent standards. The professional malpractice attorneys of Decof, Decof & Barry help protect clients’ interests when professionals in Rhode Island fail to do so.

Our Providence, RI professional malpractice lawyers are formidable advocates for victims of professional negligence.

Finding the right attorney is crucial to winning your case. Our experience includes pursuing a wide range of professional liability claims involving the following:

Accounting malpractice

Accounting negligence can lead to serious financial losses and tax penalties. Decof, Decof & Barry understands accounting responsibilities, and will provide a malpractice attorney in Providence, RI, to pursue accounting malpractice cases, when justified.

Legal malpractice

Our firm provides sound analysis of attorney conduct, and helps clients hold their lawyers accountable for negligent conduct that impacts their legal rights.

Claims against insurance companies

You purchase insurance to cover losses to your home and auto, and when disability or death strike. When an insurance company fails to cover a valid claim, Decof, Decof & Barry sues for coverage, and helps hold the insurance company liable for bad faith practices.

The following examples demonstrate our success on behalf of numerous clients.  While every case is different, and there are no guarantees of success or value, these examples provide some insight into the claims we have handled.

Professional Malpractice Case Wins

Settlements totaling $180 million recovered on behalf of the State of Rhode Island in litigation against accountants, directors and officers, and law firms arising out of the Rhode Island credit union failures in 1990.

$1.7 million settlement of a disputed insurance coverage claim for chemical spill.

$1 million settlement for breach of an employment contract.

$300,000 settlement for embezzlement by a corporate officer.

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