Design Professional Malpractice
There are a number of unique legal issues raised by the participation of licensed design professionals in the construction process, including determining the appropriate standard by which their actions are judged, dealing with the unusual discovery options permitted in such cases and the required use of expert testimony, and determining when such claims accrue. This is an area in which Rich, Intelisano & Katz’s attorneys have years of experience, both in prosecuting claims against design professionals, and in defending design professionals against such claims.
The Firm has successfully asserted a range of claims on behalf of owners for professional malpractice by design professionals they hired, including claims arising from defective design, failure to comply with the owner’s stated program needs and misapplication of zoning regulations. We have also recovered from design professionals on behalf of neighboring property owners who have suffered property damage due to defective design and inspection of construction projects.
Rich, Intelisano & Katz’s attorneys have equally extensive experience in defending licensed design professionals in a range of malpractice actions, often arising in complex multi-defendant property damage, construction defect or delay claim actions. Our defense of design professionals has involved using our in-depth understanding of technical issues to identify substantive and creative defenses for our clients.