Ms. Chivers focuses her practice on professional liability and complex insurance coverage litigation in state and federal courts. Her professional liability matters encompass the defense of lawyers and design professionals through trial. As a legal malpractice attorney, Ms. Chivers has “re-litigated” underlying matters in various areas of law, including, patent and trademark, divorce, family law, estate planning, bankruptcy, and contract disputes. She has obtained favorable court judgments and settlements on behalf of a wide variety of design clients, including architects; structural, electrical and mechanical engineers; as well as land surveyors, and interior designers. Ms. Chivers also has significant experience in representing and counseling insurers on coverage matters, including construction defect, errors and omissions, directors and officers, builders risk, and miscellaneous lines of insurance.
Ms. Chivers also regularly counsels her design professional and attorney clients on risk management and ethics issues. She further handles risk management hotline counseling for attorney-insureds on behalf of Hinshaw’s various insurer clients. She is a regular contributor to various publications on risk management and ethics issues involving lawyers and law firms.
Prior to joining Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in October 2000, Ms. Chivers worked as an associate with the firm of Burnham & Brown.