Legal Malpractice Insurance Center

Arbitrator and Mediator Malpractice Insurance

We provide legal malpractice insurance, also known as professional liability or errors and omissions insurance, to arbitrators and mediators.

Attorneys and lawyers who have legal malpractice insurance should review their insurance policy for coverage as they may already be covered when working as an arbitrator or mediator and may not need a separate policy.

What do arbitrators and mediators do?

Arbitrators and mediators both work in the alternate dispute resolution process, which is a method used to settle disputes without litigation.

Arbitration is essentially a simplified, and often informal, trial which is headed by a panel of arbitrators who review the evidence and issue a decision which is binding on all parties. Arbitrators tend to be attorneys or retired judges.

Mediation is a negotiation between parties in an attempt to reach a settlement or agreement. Mediations are headed by a third party, the mediator, who bring the parties together and encourage dialogue between the parties.

Why do arbitrators and mediators need malpractice insurance?

Arbitrators and mediators, just like attorneys, face the risk of malpractice claims based on multiple factors, including conflict of interest, misrepresentation, and negligent advice.

Arbitrators and mediators should therefore make sure that they have appropriate malpractice insurance coverage with adequate policy limits.

Malpractice insurance for arbitrators and mediators is available in the following states:
Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming.