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Professional Liability Practice

We have dedicated ourselves to understanding what it takes to blend aggressive defense strategies with compassion. The result is that our professional clients know that they have true partners in the difficult and personal process of defending claims brought against them.  Our intimate knowledge of our clients' practices and business, combined with our extensive courtroom experience, enables us to provide effective representation, while providing sound advice regarding cost-effective methods of dispute resolution where appropriate.

The attorneys at Fontaine Alissi, along with our experienced staff, including a nurse paralegal, are well versed in consulting and retaining the appropriate experts, tracking down all necessary records, and responsibly evaluating all of the information presented through discovery to devise the right plan for the defense or resolution of each case.

The following are some of the major areas of experience we have in representing professionals:

Medical Malpractice
- Our partners and senior associates have extensive experience in representing both hospitals and individual health care professionals in all kinds of claims including birth injury, internal medicine, emergency care, orthopedic, and surgical malpractice claims. Our experience spans all of Connecticut's Judicial Districts.

Dental Professional Claims - Fontaine Alissi has more combined experience in defending dental professionals, both in general dentistry and those practicing in virtually all of the ADA recognized post graduate dental specialties, than any other firm in Connecticut. We have significant trial experience in the defense of the full spectrum of dental claims including orthognathic surgery, nerve injury, failure to diagnose cancer, failure to diagnose periodontal disease, restorative and cosmetic, and implant injury claims. 

License investigations and complaints by the Connecticut Department of Public Health against hospitals, medical and dental professionals - Our firm regularly represents professionals during the investigative process where we provide the necessary input, and expert advice where necessary, to secure early dismissals of allegations brought against them.

We also routinely appear before the Dental Commission and the Connecticut Medical Examining Board defending professionals who have had complaints filed.

Pharmacists - We regularly represent pharmacists and pharmacy owners in a variety of claims including alleged misfiled prescriptions, failure to warn of drug interaction, and a variety of other professional pharmacy matters. Our attorneys have both a good understanding and solid experience in how pharmacies operate, and how to effectively leverage the defense of these claims.

Attorneys - We handle a broad range of legal malpractice claims encompassing many legal subspecialties.  We have defended attorneys in such matters as alleged errors in handling medical malpractice cases, family law actions, trusts and estates and probate administration cases, securities law, as well as a wide variety of complex litigation claims. We know and understand the significant strategic considerations of handling the defense of a "case within a case".

Real estate agents and brokers - We represent real estate agents and brokers in a wide variety of claims, including failure to disclose in residential and commercial transactions, issues that arise with  purchase and sale agreements, zoning issues and fraud claims.