Copeland, Stair, Valz & Lovell has 12 lawyers in Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina who spend most of their time representing attorneys and accountants. Our goal is to quickly and cost-effectively prevent or defeat claims against our clients. We understand the emotional and business pressures that malpractice claims present for busy firms and professionals and pride ourselves on minimizing business disruption and client stress. We work hard to win every case and our past successes at trial and by motion often helps us to quickly resolve cases by agreement if that is the client’s desire.
We regularly defend accountants against claims arising from audits, compilations and reviews, tax engagements, consulting engagements, claims of breach of fiduciary duty and fraud and alleged RICO and securities violations.
Our partners speak annually on accounting malpractice issues and have authored the American Bar Association’s Annual Accounting Malpractice Update. Our lawyers attend multiple national accounting malpractice conferences each year. Our participation in continuing education and industry gatherings helps us identify trends and stay abreast of new legal developments, both locally and nationally.
Accountants choose Copeland Stair to represent them in their time of need because: (1) we have specialized knowledge that results from decades of focus on accountants; (2) we are aggressive, talented and creative trial lawyers; (3) we have a track record of success; and (4) because we make the process as convenient, cost effective and painless as possible.