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Professional Liability Defense

Ford, Parshall & Baker has an outstanding reputation for defending doctors, nurses, and other health care providers, as well as lawyers, real estate brokers and agents, architects, engineers, accountants, insurance brokers and many other types of professionals. We have a deep understanding of these professions, which makes us uniquely qualified to represent these professionals. 

Dedicated to Helping Clients Maintain their Professional Reputations 

FPB attorneys have a proven track record of successfully defending malpractice and professional liability claims. In addition to defense verdicts in jury trials, we have obtained summary judgments for our clients and have extensive experience in the mediation of such cases.  We also defend professionals before their state licensing boards and in other administrative proceedings. 

Ford, Parshall & Baker has been continually named a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Reports and enjoys a top-tier ranking as one of the best professional malpractice defense firms.  Our lawyers understand the importance and value of our clients’ professional reputations.  Therefore, we work closely with our clients throughout the entire case.  We also work with clients to limit liability by identifying and working to reduce potential risks through methods that may include training and implementation or revision of policies.  

Our Office
  • Columbia Office
    3210 Bluff Creek Drive
    Columbia, Missouri 65201-3525
    Phone: 573-449-2613
    Fax: 573-875-8154
FPB NEWS
  • "Ford Parshall & Baker congratulates the attorneys listed in the 2014 publication of Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers: Hamp Ford was named as a Super Lawyer in the area of Personal Injury Medical Malpractice Defense, Jeff Parshall was named as a Super Lawyer in the area of Civil Litigation Defense, and Emily Little and Josh Devine were named as Rising Stars in the area of Civil Litigation Defense."

  • "On behalf of the Missouri Insurance Coalition and the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, Jill Jackson authored an Amicus brief in a pending Missouri Supreme Court case, Dutton v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company. July 2014.Ford Parshall & Baker welcomed Clayton Thompson as an associate attorney. June 2014."

  • "Hamp Ford and Jill Jackson won a declaratory judgment holding that an insurance policy was not ambiguous regarding the identity of the named insured, and the Missouri Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment in Columbia Mutual Insurance Company v. Grain Bin Supply Company et al., (Per Curium Order, May 13, 2014)."

  • "Jill Jackson moderated a continuing legal education seminar with a panel of judges from several of Missouri's judicial circuits. April 2014.Jeff Parshall and Michael Robertson won an appeal for their client in Executive Board of Missouri Baptist Convention v. Windermere Baptist Conference Center, Inc. et al., 430 S.W.3d 274 (Mo.App. S.D. 2014). "

  • "The Missouri Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment in favor of Ford, Parshall & Baker's client enforcing a mechanic’s lien on a condominium construction project at the Lake of the Ozarks. Grau Contracting, Inc. v. Captiva Lake Investments, LLC, 429 S.W.3d 472 (Mo.App. S.D. 2014)."