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123 West Prospect Avenue, Suite 250
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Phone: 216-621-9870
Fax: 216-522-1112

Northeast Ohio Design Professional Defense Attorneys

Since 1946, McNeal, Schick, Archibald & Biro Co., L.P.A., in Cleveland, Ohio, has defended architects and other design professionals accused of malpractice and alleged negligence resulting in harm. At trial, we aim to aggressively protect your professional dignity and integrity from unfounded accusations. If going to trial would not be in your best interest, we aim to minimize the consequences by negotiating a fair settlement.

Contact our Northeast Ohio design professional defense lawyers online or call us at 216-621-9870.

Northeast Ohio Design Professional Liability Lawyers

Our attorneys have been defending design professionals for more than 30 years, in all capacities, including professional liability issues. Unfortunately, whenever there is a problem with a building project or construction site, the architect or designer is often blamed. This is because architects have oversight/supervision responsibilities. If you sign off on a plan that gets filed with the relevant authorities, even though in some cases you did not create the plan in question but were simply trying to facilitate the process when multiple designers and/or architects were involved in a project, you can be blamed when something goes wrong.

For example, where there are cost overruns on a major construction project and the general contractor gets sued, the architect will also be sued. In another example, where a collapse has occurred, a lawsuit may allege that the architect did not enlist the proper engineers to sample soil or water tables.

The question being asked in a design professional malpractice case is whether these responsibilities were met. We know how to assess these situations clearly and build a strong case to prove you acted appropriately. Throughout the course of representing design professionals, we have developed relationships with a number of experts who can be used, where appropriate, to bolster your defense.

We know you have worked hard to build your professional reputation; it is important that it be protected. You can rely on our experience in defending your honor and minimizing the consequences of a malpractice lawsuit.

Cleveland Malpractice Insurance Defense Law Firm

If you have been sued for professional malpractice based on your creation of any type of schematics, site plans, or designs, contact the Cleveland professional liability attorneys at McNeal Schick online or by telephone at 216-621-9870.

McNEAL, SCHICK, ARCHIBALD & BIRO Co., L.P.A. proudly serves clients throughout Northeast Ohio, including Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Parma, Lorain, Cleveland Heights, Lakewood, Elyria, Euclid, Mentor, Westlake, Medina, Shaker Heights, Painesville, Aurora, Beachwood, Ravenna, Chardon; Cuyahoga County, Summit County, Geauga County, Lake County, Lorain County, Medina County, Stark County and Portage County.