Our Practice Areas

McCumber Daniels' attorneys are highly specialized, seasoned professionals with the majority – up to 99% – having more than 10–20 years of practice in professional malpractice and health care law.

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Medical Malpractice Defense

McCumber Daniels has developed a reputation for successful medical malpractice defense. Many of our attorneys have over two decades of experience defending medical malpractice claims. Our attorneys represent individuals, facilities, and practice groups in the defense of medical and professional malpractice claims.

Our healthcare litigation experience, along with the skills and talents of our team of in-house nurse paralegals, allow us to provide an enhanced level of investigation and analysis expeditiously and cost effectively for our clients. McCumber Daniels attorneys are well versed in arbitration law and consult with healthcare facilities and medical malpractice insurers in developing arbitrations agreements and policies.

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Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities

McCumber Daniels enjoys a national reputation as a nursing home and long-term care defense firm and offers a full array of litigation services for skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, subacute care facilities, continuing care retirement communities, and all other long-term care facilities. Our strength lies in our experience and commitment to these practice areas.

McCumber Daniels’ partners and associates are known for aggressive representation and favorable resolutions, whether by settlement or through effective and tenacious litigation through trial. The firm handles all matters in litigation from liability claims, to administrative, employment or commercial matters.

Over the years, our attorneys have obtained nursing home defense verdicts, handled hundreds of negligence and wrongful death suits, defended administrators and Directors of Nursing in liability and administrative actions, and served as lead counsel for legislative affairs in representing several Florida and Pennsylvania nursing home and assisted living facility industry groups. Also, with our expertise in arbitration law and practice, we are helping our long-term care clients in drafting arbitration agreements and developing supporting policies.

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First Party, Third Party & General Liability

Throughout our longstanding relationship with the insurance industry, McCumber Daniels represents individuals, businesses, and institutions in various types of third-party liability cases in addition to first-party liability cases under automotive, property, casualty, and commercial general liability policies to provide insureds with a legal defense. To meet the needs of our clients, our attorneys and staff work to prepare cases for early resolution, arbitration, trial in Federal and State Courts, and, if necessary, for appeal.

McCumber Daniels employs a full staff of professional nurse paralegals to provide the most efficient review of medical records to assist our attorneys quickly evaluate claims so defense strategies may be developed immediately and our clients can make an informed decision on how to proceed with to the best resolution of the case.

McCumber Daniels remains committed to aggressively resolving claims for our clients in a fair, timely, and economical manner. Our attorneys and support staff work diligently to uncover the necessary facts for accurate and complete claim analysis to develop defense strategies at the outset of every claim.

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Professional Liability Defense

McCumber Daniels represents and defends professionals working in almost every licensed occupation including health care, real estate, accounting, legal and corporate professionals. We have a deep knowledge and understanding of the standards applicable to the many professions who are frequently subjected to professional liability claims.

McCumber Daniels also represents professionals when it becomes necessary to defend their licenses with the administrative or governing authority. Our representation of professionals includes: In order to protect their licenses and professional reputations against claims of negligence, disciplinary actions, and claims for breach of fiduciary duty, professionals require experienced counsel who are knowledgeable about their profession, familiar with the issues that arise in such litigation and able to provide a strong defense in conjunction with cogent advice and counseling. Our attorneys are versed in these rules and regulations, as well as the procedural methods needed to defend against claims of malpractice and professional liability.

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Appellate Practice

McCumber Daniels offers a full range of appellate services. Our attorneys have extensive experience acting as both appellate counsel for parties of record and serving as counsel of record for organizations that wish to participate in a proceeding as amicus curiae. In addition to traditional appellate work, McCumber Daniels appellate attorneys work closely with the firm's trial teams by researching and providing counsel on potential appellate issues, preparing significant legal motions and memoranda, responding to novel arguments, attending important hearings, and ensuring that legal issues are preserved for appeal.