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AHERN Insurance Brokerage is honored to announce that we have been appointed as one of only three brokers nationwide to have access to a new program created specifically for Debt Collection lawyers, CollectProtect.

The CollectProtect program provides customized enhancements specifically for the distinct professional risks that Debt Collection lawyers face.


Key Enhancements of the policy include:

Expanded Definition of Damages
CollectProtect incorporates fines and penalties coverage for the FDCPA/FRCA to the full limit of the policy, and a $500K sublimit for TCPA. Damages includes pre-and-post judgement interest, punitive and exemplary damages.

Pre-approved Defense Counsel
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker is pre-approved as defense counsel.

Mutual Selection of Defense Counsel
In tandem with the pre-approved Defense Counsel provision, CollectProtect makes overall selection of counsel mutual.

Optional Coverages for Eligible Firms include:
* Client/Project Specific Coverage
* Self-Representation & Bordereau Reporting

Program Eligibility – Key Guidelines:
* Law Firms with at least 50% AOP in Collections
* Law Firms with 5-150 attorneys

Limits up to $5,000,000 Per Claim / $5,000,000 Annual aggregate are available, with a minimum retention of $25,000. This program is underwritten by a non-admitted carrier rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best.


For additional information about the CollectProtect program, please click here or contact:

Shawn M. Royle | Chief Executive Officer
T: (858) 514-7123 | E: sroyle@aherninsurance.com

Did you know that AHERN Insurance Brokerage offers an exclusive Lawyers Professional Liability program just for SDCBA Members through AXA XL? This successful program has been in existence since 2004 with over 400 San Diego firms selecting coverage with AXA XL.

* SDCBA Members can save up to 20% on this exclusive program *

See video below of SDCBA Member Stephen Grebing of Wingert, Grebing, Brubaker & Juskie, LLP sharing how the SDCBA’s exclusive member benefit provided by AHERN Insurance Brokerage saved his firm over $15,000 a year, on top of other SDCBA member benefits and savings.

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No attorney wants to have a malpractice claim made against them or have their work criticized by a client. However, taking the right steps immediately following the assertion of a claim or potential claim, can go a long way to reducing it’s impact, to correct the problem or even prevent a formal claim from being made. So what should you do when you believe your client might be making a formal claim against you?

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Spring is the perfect time to take a fresh look at firm practices, including the firm’s prospective client intake procedures. Effectively evaluating a prospective client should determine whether they belong in the “keep” or “toss” box!

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AHERN Insurance Brokerage was named 2017 Top Specialist Broker for Lawyers’ Professional Liability by Insurance Business Magazine!

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Properly understanding the legal malpractice statute of limitations is critical to both preserving the defense should a claim ever arise, and to the timing of filing any suit for fees against a client (a last resort with a high risk of drawing a responsive malpractice claim).

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Social Media use is on the rise. According to Pew Research Center, 52% of online adults now use two or more social media sites. Social media can spread complaints like wildfire. How should you respond to negative social media comments? Read our Tip of the Month for important information on how you can minimize the damaging effects negative social media comments can have on your firm.

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When it comes to unrepresented individuals who are party to a transaction or litigation, clarifying representation is very important. This article provides an answer to the question, how does a non-engagement letter protect us from claims?

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Given law firms’ fluid real estate needs, they often find themselves with either too much or too little space. When a firm has unused offices, it often makes good sense to sub-let to sole practitioners, resulting in a classic “win-win.” The solo is able to access the larger firm’s professional office space and infrastructure at a reasonable cost, and the firm receives rent payments to help defray its fixed costs.

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