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Protect Your Law Practice With Legal Malpractice Insurance and Other Coverage

From malpractice accusations to data breaches to client slip-and-fall accidents, law practices have to be prepared for the potential financial impact from a wide range of risks.

At biBERK, we provide legal malpractice insurance (also called errors and omissions, professional liability, or attorneys/lawyer/law firm malpractice insurance) and other small business insurance coverage policies at savings of up to 20%. Whether you need workers' compensation, general liability, a business owners policy or BOP (sometimes called property & liability insurance), commercial auto, umbrella, or cyber insurance, just complete a simple form online or speak with our licensed insurance experts to get a fast, free quote. Plus, with biBERK, you can purchase a legal malpractice insurance policy or other coverage, manage it, and report claims online for ultimate convenience. 

What is Attorneys Malpractice Insurance and What Other Coverages do Lawyers Need?

Errors and omissions or E&O insurance (also known as professional liability insurance or lawyers malpractice insurance) protects you if you provide advice to clients. Most states require you to disclose to clients if you don’t have legal malpractice insurance, and legal malpractice insurance is required in Oregon with a minimum $300,000 limit. Law practices face many other risks, as well. Employee injury is always possible, and workers’ comp is state-mandated for many businesses, so that coverage is important. You should be protected by a general liability policy in the event of client slip-and-fall injuries at your location. Accidental fires and computer theft or damage should be covered by a property and liability policy.

Any Business or Individual That Offers Legal Advice Needs Legal Malpractice Insurance, Including:

  • Attorneys
  • Defense Lawyers
  • Law firms
  • Law practices
  • Lawyers
  • Legal counsel
  • Legal practices
  • Legal representatives
  • Prosecutors

What are the Different Types of Lawyers Malpractice Insurance and Other Coverages?

At biBERK, we offer seven different types of insurance for small business owners like you. Depending on the location of your business and other factors, certain types might be better for you than others.

Workers’ Compensation insurance

This insurance helps protect your business if an employee is injured, contracts an illness, or dies as a result of an incident on the job. It can cover medical costs, legal fees, and lost wages due to the injury.

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General Liability insurance

Also known as commercial liability insurance, a general liability policy is important. The policy covers damages and legal costs associated with injury claims by customers and other people you don’t employ, damage to other people’s property that was caused by your business, and medical costs associated with these incidents. It also covers libel, slander, and copyright infringement. Plus, there are endorsements you can add to customize your policy, including cyber, hired and non-owned auto liability, employment-related practices liability, and employee benefits liability.

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Business Owners Policy

Also called property & liability insurance, a business owners policy (BOP) combines general liability insurance with coverage for your company’s property. You'll get protection for the building you own, space you lease, and any property needed to run your business, while also receiving coverage for things like business interruption. This can replace lost income, as well as cover other costs associated with getting your business back up and running after suffering property damage, such as the use of a temporary location. You can also tailor your BOP with add-ons including cyber, hired and non-owned auto liability, employment-related practices liability, and employee benefits liability.

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Errors & Omissions insurance

Also known as professional liability insurance, this policy could protect you from the cost of damages and legal fees when someone claims your professional service caused financial harm to them or their business. Coverage includes mistakes on the part of your business (errors) and the failure to perform a service (omissions). Errors and omissions insurance should be considered if your business provides professional advice, offers a professional service, or has contractual requirements for the coverage.

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Commercial Auto insurance

If your company owns or leases vehicles, this policy protects your business. This type of insurance can provide coverage for your legal fees and the medical costs of others if your employee is at fault in an accident. It can cover the cost of damages even if the vehicle is used for personal activities outside of its primary business use.

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Cyber insurance

This coverage can be purchased as an add-on to a BOP, general liability, or errors and omissions policy. It helps cover costs related to system hacks or data security breaches in which sensitive information has been stolen and fraud has occurred or there is a reasonable expectation that it might occur.

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Umbrella insurance

Every insurance policy you purchase has a maximum value that it will cover in the event of an incident. Umbrella insurance adds another layer of protection: It can cover costs that exceed the limit of another liability policy, subject to its own limit. Without it, you may be responsible for anything over your policy limit. Business liability suits can easily exceed the actual value of many small businesses, so we highly recommend an umbrella policy to protect your company.

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What Activities Does Legal Malpractice Insurance Cover and not Cover?

Legal malpractice insurance typically covers:

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    Actual or alleged errors and omissions that occur in the covered lawyer’s primary practice area

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    Acting as a notary public

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    Serving as an executor or trustee

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    Serving as an officer or in another capacity for a professional organization

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    Acting as a title agent

Legal malpractice insurance typically does not cover:

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    Services provided as a fiduciary under the ERISA Act

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    Bodily injury or property damage caused by the insured lawyer

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    Claims between two of a law firm’s own lawyers

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    Dishonest, criminal, fraudulent, or malicious acts

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    Legal services provided to another business that the insured lawyer owns or controls

What Does Legal Malpractice Insurance Cost?

Legal malpractice insurance cost is calculated based on a number of factors. These include your location, business size, and claims history. You can get the answer to the question, “How much does legal malpractice insurance for lawyers cost?” with convenient online quotes for all the policies you need.

Why biBERK for Law Firm Malpractice Insurance and Other Policies?

We’re the experts when it comes to law firm malpractice insurance for small businesses.

Save time

Get a quote entirely online or speak with one of our insurance experts right away for help getting a quote, buying a policy, or answering any questions you may have.

Save money

We insure your small business directly, without a middleman or insurance broker, so we pass that savings on to you—up to 20% less than policies with other insurance companies.


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