Professional Liability

When it comes to handling professional liability disputes, Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. is one of the Chicago area’s most experienced firms.

Learn more about our professional liability practice

Lawyer Professional Liability

We are experienced in litigating and counseling in legal malpractice cases in a wide range of practice areas, including real estate, banking, personal injury, workers’ compensation, toxic tort, environmental law, securities law, patent protection, and matrimonial law.

We also provide services to attorneys on ethical issues on a consulting basis.

Accountant Professional Liability

We have represented and counseled accountants and accounting firms in matters relating to closely-held corporations, matrimonial matters, securities violations, business valuation, taxes, and accountant professional ethics. The cases we have defended include claims of fraud and negligence brought against accountants by clients and by intended third-party beneficiaries.

Architect and Engineer Professional Liability

Our collective experience in defense of claims against design professionals includes virtually every conceivable type of architect and engineer claims. We have defended design professionals for economic and non-economic damages stemming from both project work site practices and design failures. The projects involved have included commercial, public works, high rise, industrial, and residential.

Miscellaneous Malpractice

We are experienced in defending dentists, insurance brokers, land surveyors, realtors, paramedics, and lenders in matters of liability and errors and omissions.

Learn about our Birth Trauma Defense and Medical Malpractice Defense practices.

Representative Matters

Obtained defense verdict for a neurologist who treated a patient who was recovering from a stroke by slowly resuming oral anticoagulation rather than using the intravenous anticoagulant Heparin. Patient suffered second stroke on his first night home from the hospital before the Coumadin had resumed protective levels. Despite an extraordinarily sympathetic case, the jury supported the neurologist’s analysis that the risk of bleeding on Heparin outweighed the risk of second or recurrent stroke.

Represented a nursing home in a wrongful death case, establishing an alternate cause of death despite staff admissions that they had disobeyed physician orders to transfer the patient.

Obtained defense verdict for a hospital in a premises liability case in which the plaintiff claimed substantial wage loss as a result of the injury.

  • Donald G. Peterson, Legal Ethics and Legal Malpractice in Handling a Workers’ Compensation Claim, Address before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association (May 9, 2011).

  • Another Appellate Win

    September 19, 2014

    Roger Littman brought home his second appellate win, affirming his client’s trial court victory.


  • $2.73 Million Recovery for Firefighter

    February 10, 2014

    HSPRD attorneys Mark Dym, John Hughes and Josh Karsh recently secured a $2.73 million recovery for a firefighter who sustained serious Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from a fire truck collision. HSPRD attorneys Mark Dym, John Hughes and Josh Karsh recently secured a $2.73 million recovery for a firefighter who sustained serious Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from a fire truck collision.