Our Practices

Niles Barton’s deep experience and a history of success in handling matters for our clients have helped to make us a firm that they rely on and trust. No matter how challenging or difficult the matter, our clients know we will rise to the occasion and do whatever it takes, whenever needed, to protect their interests.

Our Practices

Professional Liability

"Results-oriented approach to professional liability defense"

Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP represents professionals who are alleged to have failed to comply with accepted standards of care. Our clients have included accountants, architects, engineers, dentists, health care professionals, directors and officers, lawyers, real estate brokers and agents, insurance agents, financial planners and among others. We have been both directly retained by professionals as well as acted as panel counsel under professional liability insurance companies.

Niles Barton’s representation of professionals has included a defense provided under insurers' errors and omissions (E&O) and directors and officers (D&O) policies. We practice in both state and federal courts and before regulatory bodies. Our attorneys emphasize a result-oriented, cost-effective approach to the defense of professional liability claims. We recognize that these cases can be sensitive, difficult and time-consuming, and we seek to minimize the impact on our clients’ practices while ensuring that their interests are zealously protected.

Our attorneys participate in speaking engagements and are actively involved in the Professional Liability Underwriting Society, the Professional Liability Defense Federation, the Defense Research Institute, and the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.

With experience in all aspects of professional liability defense, Niles Barton’s attorneys handle cases that involve:

• Accountants
• Architects and engineers
• Broker-dealers
• Directors and officers
• Health care providers
• Insurance brokers and agents
• Lawyers
• Real estate brokers and agents

Craig D. Roswell
Senior Counsel
Brett A. Buckwalter
Michele F. Hayes