Experience and Capabilities

Accounting Malpractice Defense

Carlock Copeland has 15 lawyers in Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina who spend most of their time representing attorneys and accountants. Our goal is to quickly and cost-effectively prevent or defeat claims against our clients. We understand the emotional and business pressures that malpractice claims present for busy firms and professionals  and pride ourselves on minimizing business disruption and client stress. We work hard to win every case and our past successes at trial and by motion often helps us to quickly resolve cases by agreement if that is the client’s desire.

We regularly defend accountants against claims arising from audits, compilations and reviews, tax engagements, consulting engagements, claims of breach of fiduciary duty and fraud and alleged RICO and securities violations.

Joe Kingma and John Rogers speak annually on accounting malpractice issues and author the American Bar Association’s Annual Accounting Malpractice Update. Our lawyers attend multiple national accounting malpractice conferences each year. Our participation in continuing education and industry gatherings helps us identify trends and stay abreast of new legal developments, both locally and nationally.

Accountants choose Carlock Copeland to represent them in their time of need because: (1) we have specialized knowledge that results from decades of focus on accountants; (2) we are aggressive, talented and creative trial lawyers; (3) we have a track record of success; and (4) because we make the process as convenient, cost effective and painless as possible.

Legal Malpractice Defense

Carlock Copeland has 15 lawyers in Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina who spend most of their time representing attorneys and accountants. Our goal is to quickly and cost-effectively prevent or defeat claims against our clients. We understand the emotional and business pressures that malpractice claims present for busy firms and professionals and pride ourselves on minimizing business disruption and client stress. We work hard to win every case and our past successes at trial and by motion often helps us to quickly resolve cases by agreement if that is the client’s desire.

Carlock Copeland lawyers regularly defend attorneys against claims arising from real estate transactions, family law, trusts and estates, commercial transactions, business litigation, workers’ compensation, criminal law and personal injury litigation.

Our attorneys speak at several seminars per year on legal malpractice issues and attend multiple national attorney malpractice conferences. Our participation in continuing education and industry gatherings helps us identify trends and stay abreast of new legal developments, both locally and nationally.

Attorneys choose Carlock Copeland to represent them in their time of need because: (1) we have specialized knowledge that results from decades of focus on defending attorneys; (2) we are talented trial lawyers who compete to win; (3) we have a track record of success; and (4) we make the process as convenient, cost-effective and painless as possible.