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Lewis Brisbois Welcomes Professional Liability Duo in San Diego

San Diego, California (June 19, 2017) – Lewis Brisbois is pleased to welcome Alan Schonfeld and Corinne Bertsche to its San Diego office as partners in the Professional Liability Practice.

Schonfeld and Bertsche combined have more than 50 years of experience defending lawyers and other professionals from malpractice and other claims.

“We are very excited that Alan and Corinne have come on board as new partners to the firm,” said San Diego Managing Partner Doug Lewis. “They are already well-known in the community for their many outstanding successes in the legal malpractice defense arena. With Alan and Corinne’s skills and experience, our firmwide bench in this practice area has been greatly expanded.”

Schonfeld will head the San Diego office’s professional liability team.  He has tried more than 20 jury trials to verdict, including 14 legal malpractice and several real estate licensee jury trials. He is a certified specialist in legal malpractice law with the California Bar Legal Specialization Board.

Schonfeld also has extensive experience representing real estate brokers and agents, insurance agents, accountants, appraisers, and other professionals, as well as individuals and businesses in commercial disputes, personal injury, and product liability cases.

“We are very fortunate to have joined a top tier team with a national platform and a deep bench of diverse talent. We will now be able to help our clients all over the country wherever they need us,” Schonfeld said.

Schonfeld is an associate of the American Board of Trial Advocates and has received many accolades recognizing him as a top attorney in San Diego. He also acts as an expert witness and speaker on lawyer standard of care and ethical issues.

Also joining Lewis Brisbois is Bertsche, another certified legal malpractice specialist who has been working with Schonfeld for more than 20 years. She has experience representing clients in a variety of underlying cases, including dissolution, transactional, trusts, estate and probate, personal injury, employment law, medical malpractice, and other matters.

“I am very excited to join a national, full-service firm like Lewis Brisbois. I am impressed with the collegiality of the attorneys at this firm and know that their collective experience and knowledge in multiple other practice groups will allow me to provide the best service to my clients,” Bertsche said.

In addition to her professional liability and legal malpractice defense practice, Bertsche’s experience also includes appeals and writs as well as defending appraisers, real estate agents, and brokers.

About Lewis Brisbois:

Established in 1979, Lewis Brisbois is a national, full-service law firm with more than 1,100 attorneys and offices in 42 cities and 26 states. Our national practice is sophisticated, multi-faceted, and well-versed in current legal trends, while our individual state practices provide vast resources and knowledge of procedural and legal nuances.

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