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Do All Lawyers Have Malpractice Insurance?

Florida Legal Malpractice > Legal Malpractice Questions > Do All Lawyers Have Malpractice Insurance?

The short answer is no. There is no requirement in Florida that attorneys carry legal malpractice insurance, and the Florida Bar does not keep track of how many lawyers have it.  It has been estimated that about 65 percent of lawyers who practice in Florida have malpractice insurance; the rest “go bare”.

Many local bar association attorney referral services require lawyers to have malpractice insurance in order to have their name on the referral service list.  Certain types of commercial clients also require proof of malpractice insurance, such as mortgage companies that approve lawyers to handle real their estate closings.

Anecdotally, it seems most medium to large law firms have malpractice insurance, and a greater percentage of uninsured lawyers come from the ranks of small firms and sole practitioners.  The only way to know for sure if a lawyer in Florida is insured is to either ask the lawyer for the information or sue for malpractice and find out.

Do All Lawyers Have Malpractice Insurance?

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