CNA Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance

For 60 years, Pearl Insurance has demonstrated a commitment to providing lawyers with high-quality, customized professional liability insurance. Our Lawyers Professional Liability coverage offers attorneys comprehensive policies that best meet each firm’s individual needs.


About CNA

  • Largest writer of legal malpractice coverage in the U.S.
  • More than 100 years of insurance experience
  • More than 150,000 attorneys insured
  • "A" rated (excellent) by A.M. Best
  • Legal Ethics and Law Practice Management Hotline
  • Claims Counsel and Claims Professionals with extensive lawyers professional liability experience
  • Panel Defense Counsel composed of state and regional law firms with extensive experience and commitment to the profession
  • 24/7 connectivity to CNA and its exclusive State Administrators via
  • Over $50 billion in assets

Pearl Insurance/CNA Program

  • Broad range of limit options up to $10,000,000* for qualified insureds
  • Extensive risk control services including online courses
  • Pro Bono Deductible Waiver waives deductible obligation for a claim arising from pro bono legal services
  • Supplementary payments over and above policy limits, no deductible applies for:
    • Loss of Earnings
    • Disciplinary Proceedings
    • Crisis Event Expense
    • Regulatory Inquiry
  • Risk management incentives including:
    • Deductible reduction if claim is settled via mediation
    • Subpoena assistance
    • Pre-claims assistance
  • Optional Pearl CyberPro Insurance available
  • Lobbyists—broadens definition of insured to include attorneys who are government affairs advisors or lobbyists
  • Military Leave of Absence and Reinstatement endorsements includes premium adjustment during military leave and full reinstatement of coverage
  • Coverage available for attorneys who join the firm during the policy period
  • Innocent insured coverage
  • Personal injury included
  • Title agency services included, subject to underwriting
  • No hammer clause
  • Extended reporting period coverage at no additional charge in the event of death, disability, or retirement—policy exclusions apply
  • Optional coverages available including First Dollar Defense, Claims Expense Outside Limits, and more!

Additional Programs

  • CNA Connect®, a small commercial package policy, offers broad and relevant property and liability protection with a wide range of coverages, limits, and deductible options that go well beyond industry standards.
  • Employment Practices Liability coverage insures you in the event of an employment practices liability claim. Learn more about Employment Practices Liability today!
  • CNA NetProtect EssentialSM, an optional separate policy, will respond to privacy injury liability resulting from the unauthorized disclosure of private information, as well as the costs to comply with any applicable privacy law or regulation.
  • Umbrella Coverage provides excess coverage to help prevent the devastating effect one large claim could have on the financial viability of your business.
  • Workers' Compensation coverage delivers the necessary and important statutory medical and indemnity benefits to employees for injuries arising from their jobs.


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How to Apply

CNA Lawyers Professional Liability Applications for Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Coverage is not effective until you are notified in writing by Pearl Insurance.

For additional information on any of our plans of coverage for attorneys, please call a Pearl Lawyers Professional Liability Specialist, Monday – Friday from 8 am to 6 pm Central Time, at 800.322.2488.