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Professional Malpractice, Licensing & Regulation


SDM has an extensive practice representing professionals before their respective licensing and regulatory boards. We routinely represent doctors, nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists, judges, lawyers, accountants and insurance professionals. If a board decision is appealed, our experience as trial lawyers before the Travis County district courts, the Austin Court of Appeals, and the Texas Supreme Court gives SDM an unmatched advantage handling the appeal. We have successfully represented professionals in all phases of the regulatory process. We have an extensive practice representing lawyers in grievance proceedings at the State Bar of Texas. We also have significant experience representing doctors in front of the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners.

Professional Malpractice Defense

For almost twenty years, SDM has been one of the leading professional malpractice defense firms in Texas. The firm has handled a wide range of professional malpractice defense cases, including the defense of lawyers, physicians, health care facilities, mental health professionals, and engineering firms.

Our legal malpractice experience ranges from representing small-town solo practitioners who are defendants in wrongful foreclosure actions to representing many of Texas’ largest law firms in complex legal malpractice cases. During the savings and loan crisis, we defended law firms, directors, and officers sued by the FDIC or RTC. The cases we handled established some of the most important legal precedents concerning lawyer, director and officer liability to government regulators.

Our medical malpractice experience includes every kind of health care specialist and a wide range of health care facilities. In addition to legal and medical malpractice defense, we have defended a wide variety of other professionals, including engineers and accountants.

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