Ames & Gough News

Insurers Say Legal Malpractice Claims Hold Steady But Defense Costs Rise

Most leading legal malpractice insurers saw their claims level off in 2016 although their cost to defend claims continued to escalate. A study by insurance broker Ames & Gough finds that while the number of new malpractice claims brought against …

Ames & Gough Appoints Marshall to Lead Newly Established New York Operations

Ames & Gough, an insurance broker and risk management consultant specializing in serving design professionals, law firms, associations/nonprofits and other professional service organizations, has appointed Wayne T. Marshall as vice president and client executive. In addition, Marshall will lead the …

Insurance Rates for Architects, Engineers Stabilize or Decline in 2016: Survey

Although a slim majority of insurance companies providing architects and engineers professional liability insurance saw their rates stabilize in 2016, nearly one in three experienced modest decreases in rates. That’s according to a new survey by insurance broker Ames & …

Ames & Gough Appoints Lynch as Senior Broker in Virginia Office

Ames & Gough, an insurance broker and risk management consultant specializing in serving design professionals, law firms, associations and nonprofits and other professional service organizations, has appointed Brian C. Lynch as a senior broker. He is based in the firm’s …

Ames & Gough Hires Sinks as Broker in Virginia

Ames & Gough, a specialty insurance brokerage based in McLean, Virginia, has hired Cady M. Sinks as a broker.

Insurance Rates for Architects, Engineers Not Going Anywhere

After three straight years of moderate increases, insurance premiums for architects and engineers professional liability leveled off in 2015. A new survey by insurance broker Ames & Gough also found that insurers plan to keep rates stable this year in …

Ames & Gough Promotes Barefoot to Vice President in Virginia

Ames & Gough, a specialty insurance broker based in McLean, Virginia, has promoted Allison W. Barefoot to vice president from assistant vice president. She is based in the firm’s McLean headquarters office.

Ames & Gough Promotes Maxwell to VP & Equity Partner in Boston

Ames & Gough, a specialty insurance broker based in McLean, Virginia, has promoted Jared Maxwell to vice president and equity partner from assistance vice president. Maxwell is based in the firm’s Boston office. The appointment brings to 14 the number …

Ames & Gough Hires Bateson as Senior Broker in Virginia

Ames & Gough, an insurance broker and risk management consultant specializing in serving design professionals, law firms, associations/nonprofits and other professional service firms, hired Jay Bateson as senior broker and vice president. Based in Ames & Gough’s McLean, Virginia, office, …

Premiums, Claims Severity on Rise in Architects & Engineers Market: Survey

For the third consecutive year, most insurers providing professional liability insurance for architects and engineers saw their premium rates increase modestly in 2014, as expectations of larger rate hikes were tempered by steady competition. A new survey by insurance broker …