Unfortunately, the number of legal malpractice suits is rising. They range from annoying to complex and severe.
Our legal malpractice defense group has a combined fifty-four years of experience defending lawyers. The group is led by Rick Wuestling.
Rick is considered as the leading legal malpractice defense attorney in St. Louis.He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America, a peer-review based group, as its Legal Malpractice Defense St. Louis Lawyer of the Year, in 2012, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2021, and 2023.
Rick’s guidance and training has given us significant depth to handle the most complex and challenging legal malpractice cases. Attorney Susan Dimond has worked with Rick on legal malpractice cases for seventeen years. Given her past success and experience lawyers seek her out to defend them. In addition to her own docket of legal malpractice cases, she is responsible for the day-to-day handling of our most complex and challenging legal malpractice cases.
We take an aggressive approach to the defense of legal malpractice claims. Our team has earned a reputation for excellence in swiftly bringing legal malpractice cases to close by verdict, motion, or settlement. Our success rate in legal malpractice cases on appeal is enviable. We are positioned to handle the most serious and complex legal malpractice claims any lawyer might face. And, since attorneys are often sued for malicious prosecution, abuse of process, wrongful garnishment, wrongful foreclosure, violations of the Fair Debt Collections Practice Act, and breach of fiduciary duty, we have developed a great deal of experience, and success in defending professional liability suits of all types against attorneys.
Finally, we have significant experience in handling attorney licensing issues. Rick has appeared several times before the Missouri Supreme Court on lawyer license issues and defended lawyers in numerous bar complaints.
Our professional liability defense group is not limited to defending attorneys. We have years of experience as panel counsel or insured defense counsel by policy endorsement for representing insurance producers/brokers, architects, engineers, inspectors, and accountants. We represent a major insurance broker firm located in downtown St. Louis. Susan Dimond and attorney Joe Morris have developed considerable knowledge of the legal issues and defenses available to defending producers, architects, engineers, and accountants.