Legal Malpractice Defense in St. Louis, MO

At Gausnell, O’Keefe, & Thomas, LLC, we understand the immense responsibility and trust placed upon attorneys to provide competent and ethical representation for their clients. However, a skilled and dedicated legal team is essential when facing a malpractice lawsuit. Our professional liability lawyers will work tirelessly to protect your reputation, career, and livelihood through legal malpractice defense in St. Louis, MO.

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In the increasingly litigious environment that exists today, professionals are often subject to claims of misconduct or malpractice. Our St. Louis professional liability defense attorneys at Gausnell, O’Keefe & Thomas, LLC have extensive experience representing clients in professional liability matters. We provide professional liability defense for a variety of professionals in a range of industries. We are well-versed in the circumstances, facts, and complications surrounding professional liability claims.

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Protecting Your Reputation and Legal Career with Expert Defense

Why Choose GOT Law for Legal Malpractice Defense?

At Gausnell, O’Keefe, & Thomas, LLC, we have the experience and dedication to provide high-quality legal malpractice defense. Our St. Louis attorneys proactively focus on early claims resolution to protect you from lengthy disputes and costly litigation. You can trust us to provide solid legal defense.

We have a long-standing history of success in defending all manner of professionals against allegations of negligence, including:

  • Medical malpractice
  • Insurance malpractice
  • Healthcare liability
  • Accountant liability
  • Architect liability
  • Engineer liability
  • Insurance broker liability

Other notable reasons to choose GOT Law for legal malpractice defense in St. Louis, MO, include:

  • Specialized Expertise: Our seasoned attorneys possess comprehensive knowledge and experience in malpractice defense. We understand the complexities of these cases, allowing us to provide effective and targeted representation that protects your best interests.
  • Strong Litigation Skills: Legal malpractice cases can be challenging and require exceptional litigation skills. Our team will employ advanced strategies, thorough preparation, and persuasive arguments to fight for your rights in court.
  • Peer-to-Peer Advocacy: As attorneys ourselves, we are uniquely positioned to understand the challenges you face and the nuances of your practice. We approach each case with empathy and insight, giving you the vigorous representation you deserve.

Our Comprehensive Approach to Legal Malpractice Defense

We take a comprehensive approach to legal malpractice defense in St. Louis, MO. Our lawyers are prepared to handle every aspect of your case by performing the following steps:

  • In-Depth Analysis: We thoroughly analyze your case, scrutinizing every detail and evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the claims against you. Doing so allows us to develop a tailored defense strategy addressing your specific issues.
  • Risk Management: Our attorneys work proactively to identify potential risks and challenges in your case. We address every issue head-on and guide you on managing and mitigating risks moving forward.
  • Comprehensive Negotiation: We leverage our extensive negotiation skills to achieve a desirable outcome for both sides. We strive to resolve the claim as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.
  • Litigation Strategy: If negotiations fail, we are well-prepared to fight for you in court. Our attorneys possess deep knowledge of legal malpractice laws and the skills to handle complex litigation.
  • Appellate Representation: We provide experienced representation for appeals, if necessary. Our team is familiar with appellate court procedures and has a track record of success in this area.
  • Unwavering Support: We know facing a legal malpractice lawsuit can be a highly emotional and challenging experience. Our team will support and guide you throughout the process, ensuring you feel informed, confident, and secure in our representation.

Secure Your Future with Skilled Legal Malpractice Defense in St. Louis, MO

Don’t let a lawsuit jeopardize your career, reputation, and livelihood. Trust the experienced attorneys at GOT Law to provide unmatched legal malpractice defense in St. Louis, MO. Contact us today for a confidential consultation and take the first step towards securing your future in the legal profession.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Legal Malpractice Defense

What is legal malpractice defense?

Legal malpractice defense involves civil litigation in which a law firm or attorney represents another legal professional accused of negligence in the practice of law. Legal malpractice defense aims to protect the attorney’s rights and reputation by successfully contesting the allegations against them.

What are the benefits of having a legal malpractice defense attorney?

A legal malpractice defense attorney can help protect your rights and reputation by providing knowledgeable advice, thorough preparation, and persuasive arguments in court. Additionally, experienced attorneys can use their negotiation skills to efficiently resolve the claim against you.

What's the process for a legal malpractice defense?

The process of legal malpractice defense typically begins with an in-depth analysis of the case, followed by risk management and comprehensive negotiation strategies. If necessary, litigation and appellate representation may be provided. Throughout the process, your attorney will provide unwavering support, constant communication, and collaborative decision making, to ensure you are fully informed and secure in legal representation.

A client recently sued me for malpractice. Who should I contact for defense?

Gausnell, O’Keefe & Thomas, LLC, provides experienced legal malpractice defense in St. Louis, MO. Our lawyers are available to provide comprehensive guidance and protection for professionals facing allegations of negligence or misconduct in law practice.

What should I expect from my legal malpractice defense attorney?

Your attorney should provide honest advice, continuous communication and support, and diligent representation. They should strive to protect your rights in court and resolve the claim as efficiently as possible.

Why Choose Us?


The quality of our work comes from years of experience, knowing what works and out-working our opponents to get the job done.


The lawyers of GOT place respect for the courts, the Bar and the legal profession as their highest obligation.


Together, the founders of GOT have tried nearly 250 jury trials to verdict. With that level of experience comes an entirely different perspective on civil litigation which few other firms can match.


Recognized by Martindale-Hubbell, the gold standard in attorney ratings, as AV rated, their highest ranking for strong legal ability and high ethical standards, along with Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers as top performers in their fields.

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