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Insurance for Lawyers

Our Lawyers Professional Liability insurance program for law firms offers deep expertise and specialized solutions to meet the unique challenges encountered by lawyers.

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CNA is the nation's leading provider of Lawyers Professional Liability (LPL) coverage – insuring more than 50,000 law firms and 155,000 lawyers nationwide. We are proud to be the bar-endorsed LPL insurer in Colorado, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania, and the endorsed insurer of other city and county bar associations. Download our LPL Policy Highlights for more information.
After more than 60 years of experience insuring law firms, CNA understands the unique challenges facing sole practitioners and firms of all sizes. We combine financial strength, industry experience and a broad portfolio of products to address a variety of property and casualty insurance needs, including professional liability insurance. Our CNA Paramount® product with Law Firms Property Extension Endorsement was designed specifically for firms and insures against common property exposures that can prevent lawyers from conducting business.
In addition, our Underwriting and Claims teams include licensed attorneys. And if a claim does arise, our highly experienced Claims team, which utilizes the services of leading panel defense attorneys, will work with policyholders on the matter. 


CNA provides dedicated Underwriting, Claims and Risk Control expertise specifically for law firms with 35 attorneys to the largest in the world. Our program offers LPL written on an open-brokerage basis primarily through specialist insurance brokers – 25 brokers write over 90% of the premium. 
Contact our Underwriting Vice President, Scott Kossove, for inquiries about our Large Law Firm business or to tailor an insurance solution to meet your specific needs.


We offer a broad product portfolio and customized policies with a wide variety of limits and deductible options. Our mutually exclusive program is available countrywide, with the exceptions of Oregon, Wyoming and West Virginia, and is written through various exclusive state administrators with DUA for law firms with 1-34 attorneys. 
Use our directory to find the right contact, based on where your firm is located.

Our Capabilities

We offer Lawyers Professional Liability insurance for Large Law and Program Law, which includes:

  • Wide variety of insurance products relevant to law firms, including P&C, D&O, Management Liability, Cyber, Crime, Fiduciary and more
  • Dedicated claims professionals, risk management attorneys and underwriting teams focused entirely on professional liability insurance (capabilities for guaranteed cost, deductibles, self-insured retentions, retrospective rating plans and sliding scale dividend plans)
  • Large Risk Alternative Rating Option (LRARO) and composite rate capabilities based upon risk characteristics
  • Ability to underwrite any size of firm – small business, middle market, large property and large complex casualty
  • A customized package policy covering an insured’s employees who travel or work abroad, with ability to place locally admitted policies in more than 180 countries 


Resources to Manage and Reduce Risk

Our Lawyers Professional Liability Risk Control team is comprised of full-time experienced attorneys who work exclusively with law firms to manage exposures and provide risk control guidance. We also offer toolkits, seminars, webinars, articles, a risk control hotline, and other resources to help mitigate risk. 
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