Updated: Nov. 9, 2023

Malpractice Insurance


Attorneys practicing in the state of Washington are not required to have professional liability insurance; however, a new malpractice insurance disclosure requirement is effective as of Sept. 1, 2021. Find more information here.

 


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Endorsed Malpractice Carrier

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ALPS is the WSBA-endorsed professional liability provider and was fonded for lawyers by lawyers, so they understand the unique needs of members like you.

Got 10 minutes? ALPS' insurance application is designed with you in mind. Flexible. Easy. And 100% online.

Visit ALPS to apply or call 1-800-367-2577 or email learnmore@alpsinsurance.com

ALPS makes it easy to protect your firm by offering comprehensive insurance solutions including:

Additional benefits through ALPS:

When you sign up through the ALPS Washington page, you receive:

  • Special CLE pricing on malpractice prevention webinars
  • Free and discounted risk management resources
  • The award-winning ALPS Attorney Match program, an online match-making resource intended to connect mentors to mentees and buyers to sellers of law firms and to facilitate networking opportunities. It takes less than five minutes to  create a free profile at  ALPS Attorney Match

To learn more about how ALPS can support your Washington law firm, visit www.alpsinsurance.com/washington

Other Malpractice Insurance Carriers

 

The American Bar Association has a collection of resources on legal malpractice insurance, including a list of carriers in Washington State.

More Information:

American Bar Association  |  State-by-State List of Insurance Companies — Washington State

American Bar Association  |  ABA Resources on Lawyers' Professional Liability

WSBA Resources

Lending Library

The WSBA lending library is a free resource for all WSBA members regardless of geographic location.  

Check out Legal Malpractice Insurance in One Hour for Lawyers, which you can borrow by visiting our lending library page or just emailing us.

Licensing Information

Looking for more information about WSBA policies regarding malpractice insurance?  Check out our licensing FAQ.