Professional Liability

Social Workers and Social Services Agencies

Our firm represents licensed social workers and social service agencies in both state and federal matters. Social workers face difficult challenges in providing necessary services to the community.  Their work requires strict compliance with a code of professional conduct and numerous state specific laws and regulations. Our attorneys stay abreast of these laws and regulations and have defended social workers and related professionals and agencies in licensing board investigations, board disciplinary proceedings, and civil lawsuits.

Cases of Note

  • Obtained summary judgment for licensed clinical social work counselor accused of defamation for complying with state’s mandatory reporting law concerning suspected child abuse.
  • Obtained summary judgment for social work administrator accused of mishandling disciplinary matters concerning the employment of a fellow social worker.
  • Represented social caseworker alleging violations of state laws concerning the investigation of alleged child abuse.
  • Represented social caseworker in a wrongful death case alleging mishandling of the investigation into alleged child abuse.
  • Represented court-appointed licensed clinical social work counselor accused of violating the standard of care for conduct mental health assessment of a minor alleging sexual abuse by a parent.