Insurance & Risk Management for Lawyers & Law Firms
Paragon Underwriters has been servicing the insurance needs of professionals for over fifty years. Many choices and coverage options confront law firms and sole practitioners with regard to their professional liability insurance. Our reservoir of knowledge and experience can prove invaluable towards your decision regarding carriers, limits and coverage enhancements such as CEOL. We know the intricacies of a Claims-Made policy and how best to mold coverage to cover your past, current and future legal work. Our efforts, coupled with the financial strength, stability, and experience of CNA can best serve your professional liability needs.
Paragon Underwriters is the exclusive agent for CNA’s Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance Program for firms with up to 35 attorneys in Michigan.
Firms with past claim activity, irregular practice areas or firms seeking a more specific coverage… NOT TO WORRY… we have access to many non-standard insurance companies for firms that are currently in ‘rehabilitation’, or seem to be ‘harder-to-place’ risks.
From professional liability insurance to employment practices liability coverage, Paragon’s knowledgeable staff is there to make sure you are properly insured without any dangerous gaps in your coverage.
Paragon Underwriters wants to make your insurance process as fluid and care-free as possible. Let us do the work for you. Please feel free to contact us for any and all of your insurance and bonding needs.
If you are leaving your current firm and moving to a new firm, or if you are starting your own new firm, please allow Paragon to assist you with all your insurance needs. We work with firms doing this all the time, and we can act as your transition specialist.
Professional liability coverage designed for attorneys dedicated to providing legal aid (equal justice) to the domestic indigent and low-income community
Typical public entities / organizations include (but are not limited to):
- Public defender associations (federal / state / city / county, etc.)
- Civil / social legal aid / services & programs (immigration, healthcare, elder law, veterans, domestic violence, housing, children, etc)
- University law school programs / clinics
- Corporate pro-bono programs with mainly domestic exposure
- ACLU organizations
- Public / consumer advocacy groups
- Bar Association programs
- Charitable / non-profit organizations
- Volunteer lawyer organizations
Private law firms are considered. Following are some guidelines:
Private law firms acting as contract defender / assigned counsel
Minimum of 80% of the firm’s clients must be low-income
Not greater than 35K annual revenues from remaining 20% of clients that are not low-income
No publicly traded clients
Typical practice areas include: Criminal, Family Law, Immigration, Civil Rights/Discrimination, Bankruptcy, Civil Lit Defense (healthcare, elder law, veterans, domestic violence, housing, tenants’ rights, consumer, etc.)
Unacceptable practice areas include: Intellectual Property, Securities, Plaintiff, Mass Tort/Class Action, Real Estate, Business Transactions, Banking