Ryan Bolick and Melody Jolly presented the Nov. 8 webinar “The Best Legal Malpractice Defense is a Good Offense: Strategies for Success in the ‘Case Within a Case,’ an Often-overlooked Prerequisite to Legal Malpractice Liability.”

The webinar was produced by PLAN, the Professional Liability Attorney Network. It covered topics including the technicalities of the “case within a case” versus the “underlying action;” the critical need for early development of a targeted defense strategy, including a well thought-out plan for discovery in both the “case within a case” and the legal malpractice case-in-chief; and the importance of expert testimony and evidentiary considerations – including admissibility pitfalls and how to avoid them (or use them to your benefit when the plaintiff makes the misstep).

Ryan and Melody are Co-Chairs of the Cranfill Sumner LLP Professional Liability Practice Group. Ryan is a Partner based in the firm’s Charlotte office, and Melody is a Partner based in the firm’s Wilmington office.