OBLIC tracks practice areas with the highest number of claims. For 2015, the Probate and Estate area of practice leads the “hit parade” with the highest number of claims. This area of practice is followed closely by Plaintiff Personal Injury, Domestic Relations and General Litigation practice. Real Estate and Collections round out the areas of practice with the highest frequency of claims.
Although the area of practice with the greatest frequency of claims may change slightly from year to year, these practice areas historically rank highest for claims. It is notable that many claims arise from:
- missed deadlines
- lack of client communication
- inadequate investigation
OBLIC provided “Best Practices” seminars in these practice areas at the 2015 Ohio State Bar Association Convention. Checklists can be helpful tools to assist lawyers in avoiding claims. The seminar materials included checklists and other useful information. You may access these materials on the OBLIC website www.oblic.com.