Ahern Insurance Brokerage (AHERN) and The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) have enjoyed a working relationship that dates back to 2001, when the agency became the Endorsed Insurance Broker for Professional Liability Insurance coverage with XL Catlin.

Lawyers Professional Liability by XL Catlin


  • XL Catlin is rated A (Excellent) : XV by A.M. Best
  • BASF Member Premium Discounts Available
  • $50,000 Additional Defense Expense
  • Insured’s Input in Selection of Defense Counsel
  • Free Retirement and Disability ERP Options (Subject to Policy Conditions)
  • Payment of up to $35,000 per Policy Period for the Defense of Disciplinary Actions (Does not erode the policy limit)
  • Deductible reduced by 50% (not to exceed $5,000) if the insured agrees to binding arbitration or mediation at carrier’s request
  • Up to $10,000,000 in primary limits
  • Risk Management Services

Employment Practices Liability Insurance by Berkley Insurance Company


  • Berkley Insurance Company is rated A+ (Superior) : XV by A.M. Best
  • BASF Member Discounted Rates
  • Specific Law Firm Coverage Enhancements
  • $150,000 Additional Claims Expense Limit
  • Third-party Coverage Included
  • Privacy Violation and Employment Event Coverage
  • Risk Management Program

General Liability / Property by The Hartford


  • The Hartford is rated A+ (Superior) : XV by A.M. Best
  • Specialized Coverage Enhancements for Law Firms
  • 24-Hour Claims Reporting
  • Business Income / Extra Expense – 12 Month Actual Loss Sustained
  • Multi-policy Discount May Apply

Workers’ Compensation by The Hartford


  • The Hartford is rated A+ (Superior) : XV by A.M. Best
  • BASF Member 10% Premium Discount
  • Access to Online Loss Control Prevention Services


Join over 5,000 law firms that have subscribed to our FREE newsletter & updates:

  • Risk management articles written by AHERN’s Corporate Counsel
  • Important insurance news that may affect your practice
  • News about MCLE webinars specific to the legal community