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  Frances M. O'Meara
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Frances M. O’Meara is a partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary's Los Angeles - Downtown and LAX offices. She is a nationally recognized professional malpractice attorney who concentrates her practice in errors and omissions defense for attorneys, accountants, architects, insurance agents, real estate brokers, appraisers, doctors, and nurses. Frances is certified by the California State Bar as a Certified Legal Malpractice Specialist. She advises professionals and law firms on legal professional and ethical issues, issues relating to risk management and loss control, and cyber security and data privacy risks.

Frances works directly with major insurance carriers throughout the United States, non-insured attorneys, large corporations, healthcare providers, and financial institutions. She has extensive experience in D&O financial lines, commercial litigation, with an emphasis on fidelity, fiduciary and surety claims investigation and litigation. She also represents medical malpractice claims related to healthcare management, assisted living, dental malpractice, and nursing.

Frances also focuses her practice on defending general liability matters arising from premises liability, trucking, automobile, and accident claims involving property damage, personal injury, and wrongful death. Her clients inclued bars, restaurants, property owners, general contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, and trucking companies.
Frances also has experience in the area of employment litigation, including discrimination claims, employment contracts, and retaliation and sexual harassment claims. She also handles fidelity and bond matters throughout the State of California.

Before joining Freeman Mathis & Gary, Frances was a Managing Partner at Thompson Coe & O'Meara, the O'Meara Law Group and a Managing Partner of the Los Angeles office of Kaufman Dolowich Voluck & Gonzo, LLP, where she also served as the Chair of KDVG's Diversity Committee. Before joining KDVG, Ms. O'Meara was a Partner with Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP and chaired the Professional Liability Practice Group.

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