Salley, Hite, Mercer & Resor has extensive experience defending professional liability claims against architects, engineers, insurance agents and brokers, pharmacists, as well as other professions. The defense of the professionals in the foregoing areas has allowed the Firm's attorneys to expand their knowledge of the fields of expertise in which these professionals practice their trades and to apply that knowledge to the overall defense of professional liability claims. One of the Firm’s Partners, Ashley Inabnet, was a practicing architect for over 12 years before attending law school.
Although professional liability matters involve very fact specific issues, many such cases can be resolved in the early stages of litigation if factors that can give rise to early disposition, such as statutory preemption, are identified and fully explored. The Firm's attorneys have enjoyed great success in defending these types of claims by identifying such factors and taking steps to obtain dismissals of their clients where appropriate.