Professional Liability and Fiduciary Law

Shackelford’s professional liability defense and fiduciary law team has significant recent experience in state and federal courts, in state appellate courts, and in arbitration. Our expertise includes representation of:

▪ Attorneys ▪ Directors and Officers ▪ Escrow Officers and Agents ▪ Accountants ▪ Insurance Intermediaries▪ Receivers ▪ Fiduciaries (including trustees and estate representatives) ▪ Financial Professionals ▪ Partners ▪ Beneficiaries of Trusts and Estates

We also represent attorneys targeted by grievances in proceedings before the State Bar of Texas Commission for Lawyer Discipline.

We understand what is at risk for professionals named as defendants, and we know how to mount a vigorous and effective defense. Our experienced team is also well positioned to represent individuals and minority interests in companies and partnerships.

Due to the depth and breadth of experience of the attorneys at the firm, we are consistently referred clients by people we previously represented. Representation of our clients is augmented by our understanding of many different legal practice areas, as well as knowledge of the boardroom, entity management, probate and trust requirements, and real estate and business transactions.

Timothy D. Zeiger
Martha Hardwick Hofmeister
Bill Hopkins (Austin office)
John P. Nefflen (Nashville office)