Medical and Professional Liability

Successful medical malpractice defense requires three elements: highly honed trial skills; a thorough knowledge of both the applicable law and medicine; and an ability to translate and communicate complex medical issues to jurors. Our medical library contains treatises in all major areas of medicine, supplemented by on line access to up to date medical publications.  Having tried the most serious and complicated medical cases, our team is there to help when good doctors get sued or have licensing issues.  We handle

  • All Medical Malpractice Claims
  • Challenges to Medical Licensing
  • Agency Investigations
  • Risk Management

Complex Litigation

FVL understands that its client need creative and diligent counsel when faced with non-traditional, complex claims, such as wrongful death claims, medical device and product claims, construction defect, and premises liability.  Such cases do not lend themselves to cookie-cutter litigation plans.

Appellate Practice

The appellate process starts in the trial court.  Whether assisting other attorneys in the most complex cases or giving your clients the best chance of a successful appeal, our appellate teams combines extensive experience in state and federal courts with outstanding oral and written advocacy.

Legal Malpractice Claims

Our team can help when your client becomes your adversary.  Having served for ten years on as a hearing officer for the WSBA disciplinary proceedings, Bertha and her team brings a thorough knowledge of the ethical rules to your defense.