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Publications and Presentations

Attorney David Overstreet

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February, 2022 Charleston County Bar continuing education

David Overstreet presented to over 250 lawyers of the Charleston County bar at the annual CLE entitled "What Works for Me."

November, 2020 Presentation to nationwide audience on retained counsel exposure

David Overstreet co-presented a seminar with California and Colorado counsel for Strafford entitled "Insurer Liability for Retained Counsel's Negligence: Direct and Indirect Claims for Actions of Retained Counsel.""

February, 2020 Presentation on legal ethics, attorney fees, and client funds

David Overstreet was asked to speak on the ethical and malpractice implications of engagement letters, collection methods, and fee dispute resolution issues. He co-presented on those issues as well as addressed the scenarios in which attorneys can get placed in precarious situations and environments and provided tips for navigating the same.

June, 2018 Charleston Bar CLE on claims involving “dirt” lawyers

David Overstreet was asked to speak to real estate practitioners on the current trends in real estate litigation, the interplay with title insurance companies, and common approaches for reducing potential exposure in related transactions.

July, 2017 Real estate agent claims presentation in Chicago

David Overstreet and Steve Kropski spoke on handling real estate agent and other miscellaneous professional liability claims including common practices for reducing the exposure and controlling the outcome of individual claims.

November 12, 2015 International Conference for PLUS in Dallas

David Overstreet spoke on a panel entitled The Rising Tide of Third Party Claims in the Lawyer's Malpractice Marketplace at the annual conference for the Professional Liability Underwriting Society. The conference is expected to draw over 2,000 attendees from all over the world involved in the professional liability industry.

February 16, 2015 IADC conference in Florida

David Overstreet spoke on the misclassification of workers in employment claims at the International Association of Defense Counsel's mid-year meeting in Marco Island, Florida.

April 17, 2013 Approaching Claims Against the Professional

David Overstreet presented a CLE in New York on common issues and litigation tips for handling legal malpractice and miscellaneous professional liability cases.

October 15, 2012 USC Law School and Malpractice Trends

David Overstreet presented to 3rd year law students at the University of South Carolina on malpractice trends and avoidance techniques from the defense perspective; Ronnie Richter of Bland Richter, LLP spoke from the Plaintiff's perspective.

August 17, 2012 Pitfalls to Avoid In Practice – Charleston School of Law

David Overstreet spoke at a CLE to members of the South Carolina Young Lawyers Division on common pitfalls that regularly seem to result in legal malpractice cases and common sense techniques for avoiding the same.

November 15, 2011 Professional Malpractice Claim Avoidance

David W. Overstreet co-presented a seminar on legal malpractice trends and best practices for avoidance to attorneys from North Carolina, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, and Florida.

December 17, 2010 Discussion of Issues Facing New Lawyers – Charleston School of Law

David Overstreet is part of a panel including local lawyers and judges that will be discussing "A Lawyer Walks into a Bar…A Hands-On Discussion of Issues Facing Lawyers in the First Years of Practice" at the Charleston School of Law.

November 15, 2010 Risk Management in Real Estate Law in South Carolina

David Overstreet presented on Risk Management in Real Estate Law in South Carolina. Insurance Risk Seminar for Attorneys.

September 23, 2010 Professional Liability in a Soft Market, Lousy Economy and Chaotic World

David Overstreet was part of a panel discussing "Professional Liability in a Soft Market, Lousy Economy and Chaotic World" in Richmond, VA on September 23, 2010 as part of a presentation given to the insurance industry by the Southeastern Chapter of PLUS.

December 15, 2009 "How to Avoid Being the Target of a Malpractice Case."

David W. Overstreet; National Business Institute Seminar for Attorneys. (Charleston, SC).

October 21, 2009; December 9, 2009 Webinar - Building a Solid Foundation

David W. Overstreet. Insurance Risk Management Seminar for Attorneys.

November, 2021 Seminar on settlement strategy and dilemmas

David Overstreet co-presented a seminar with Washington DC and California counsel to a nationwide audience entitled “Resolving Insurers' and Insureds' Settlement Dilemmas When Policy Limits Are Insufficient” (Strafford Publications).

August, 2020 Seminar on accountant claims for major carrier

David Overstreet spoke to nationwide audience of accountants on malpractice defense, claims resolution, and litigation strategy. He was joined on the panel by the claims director of Global Specialty Lines and chief underwriter for Professional Liability.

February, 2019 Seminar on legal malpractice from both sides of the aisle

David Overstreet was asked to speak on the defense perspective of legal malpractice claims in a seminar entitled Legal Ethics: Top Mistakes that lead to Malpractice. Ronnie Richter of Bland Richter, LLP co-presented and addressed the plaintiff's perspective on the various issues related to these claims including the strategy associated with handling the litigation after filing.

October, 2017 Presentation on malpractice claims for major insurance carrier

David Overstreet was asked to speak to over 150 attorneys nationwide in a program entitled "Legal Malpractice Trends: The Obvious and the Obscure. Claims in the Lawyer's Malpractice Marketplace."" The other two panelists were the Director of Lawyers Professional Liability claims and the chief underwriter for the Lawyers Claims division for the company.

April, 2016 Risk management presentation to law firm

David Overstreet was asked to speak to a large Plaintiff's personal injury firm about best operational practices to avoid malpractice claims and the related ethical implications. He presented to all lawyers and staff about common claims, processes for avoidance, and steps for properly handling a claims scenario from the outset.

March 04, 2015 Presentation at USC law school on Professional Malpractice

David Overstreet spoke to law students in Columbia, SC about common professional malpractice issues and related litigation in today's marketplace.

December 18, 2014 Legal Ethics: Conflicts of Interest and Other Common Issues in Practice

David Overstreet and Matt Henrickson presented Legal Ethics: Conflicts of Interest and Other Common Issues in Practice, a National Business Institute seminar for attorneys, on December 18, 2015 in Charleston, SC.

March 22, 2013 CLE on handling MPL claims in NYC

David Overstreet presented a CLE in New York on common issues and litigation tips for handling miscellaneous professional liability cases.

September 27, 2012 Presentation on professional liability in Chicago

David Overstreet appeared on a panel at the annual meeting of the Professional Liability Defense Federation in Chicago discussing attorney/carrier dynamics in professional liability cases and related file management issues.

February 23, 2012 Staying Practical in Today's Complex Legal Environment

David Overstreet co-presented a seminar to insureds in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Texas on claims practices under errors and omissions policies.

February 15, 2011 Insurance Risk Management Seminar

David W. Overstreet co-presented a seminar to over 200 attorneys from Texas, Missouri, Florida, Louisiana, Georgia, and Alabama on professional malpractice litigation trends and related risk management issues.

December 14, 2010 Legal Ethics: Hot Topics and Current Events

Legal Ethics: Hot Topics and Current Events. David Overstreet - Defense perspective; co-presenters Richter & Bland - Plaintiff's perspective. National Business Institute Seminar for Attorneys on ethical issues and related malpractice claims. (Charleston, SC).

October 27, 2010 Building a Solid Foundation, Updated 2010 Edition

David W. Overstreet presented Insurance Risk Management Seminar to South Carolina Attorneys.

February 24, 2010 Litigating the Legal Malpractice Case.

David Overstreet and Andy Haselden. Presentation to Charleston Lawyers Club.

November 10, 2009 "Weathering the Storm - Risk Management for the Real Estate Lawyer."

David W. Overstreet. Insurance Risk Management Seminar for Attorneys.

November 6, 2006; November 03, 2008 Packing Your Parachute: Preparing for Practice Risk

David W. Overstreet. Insurance Risk Management Seminar for Attorneys.

February, 2022 Charleston County Bar continuing education

David Overstreet presented to over 250 lawyers of the Charleston County bar at the annual CLE entitled "What Works for Me."

November, 2021 Seminar on settlement strategy and dilemmas

David Overstreet co-presented a seminar with Washington DC and California counsel to a nationwide audience entitled "Resolving Insurers' and Insureds' Settlement Dilemmas When Policy Limits Are Insufficient" (Strafford Publications).

November, 2020 Presentation to nationwide audience on retained counsel exposure

David Overstreet co-presented a seminar with California and Colorado counsel for Strafford entitled "Insurer Liability for Retained Counsel's Negligence: Direct and Indirect Claims for Actions of Retained Counsel."

August, 2020 Seminar on accountant claims for major carrier

David Overstreet spoke to nationwide audience of accountants on malpractice defense, claims resolution, and litigation strategy. He was joined on the panel by the claims director of Global Specialty Lines and chief underwriter for Professional Liability.

February, 2020 Presentation on legal ethics, attorney fees, and client funds

David Overstreet was asked to speak on the ethical and malpractice implications of engagement letters, collection methods, and fee dispute resolution issues. He co-presented on those issues as well as addressed the scenarios in which attorneys can get placed in precarious situations and environments and provided tips for navigating the same.

February, 2019 Seminar on legal malpractice from both sides of the aisle

David Overstreet was asked to speak on the defense perspective of legal malpractice claims in a seminar entitled Legal Ethics: Top Mistakes that lead to Malpractice. Ronnie Richter of Bland Richter, LLP co-presented and addressed the plaintiff's perspective on the various issues related to these claims including the strategy associated with handling the litigation after filing.

June, 2018 Charleston Bar CLE on claims involving "dirt" lawyers

David Overstreet was asked to speak to real estate practitioners on the current trends in real estate litigation, the interplay with title insurance companies, and common approaches for reducing potential exposure in related transactions.

October, 2017 Presentation on malpractice claims for major insurance carrier

David Overstreet was asked to speak to over 150 attorneys nationwide in a program entitled "Legal Malpractice Trends: The Obvious and the Obscure. Claims in the Lawyer's Malpractice Marketplace." The other two panelists were the Director of Lawyers Professional Liability claims and the chief underwriter for the Lawyers Claims division for the company.

July, 2017 Real estate agent claims presentation in Chicago

David Overstreet and Steve Kropski spoke on handling real estate agent and other miscellaneous professional liability claims including common practices for reducing the exposure and controlling the outcome of individual claims.

April, 2016 Risk management presentation to law firm

David Overstreet was asked to speak to a large Plaintiff's personal injury firm about best operational practices to avoid malpractice claims and the related ethical implications. He presented to all lawyers and staff about common claims, processes for avoidance, and steps for properly handling a claims scenario from the outset.

November 12, 2015 International Conference for PLUS in Dallas

David Overstreet spoke on a panel entitled "The Rising Tide of Third Party Claims in the Lawyer's Malpractice Marketplace" at the annual conference for the Professional Liability Underwriting Society. The conference is expected to draw over 2,000 attendees from all over the world involved in the professional liability industry.

March 04, 2015 Presentation at USC law school on Professional Malpractice

David Overstreet spoke to law students in Columbia, SC about common professional malpractice issues and related litigation in today's marketplace.

February 16, 2015 IADC conference in Florida

David Overstreet spoke on the misclassification of workers in employment claims at the International Association of Defense Counsel's mid-year meeting in Marco Island, Florida.

December 18, 2014 Legal Ethics: Conflicts of Interest and Other Common Issues in Practice

David Overstreet and Matt Henrickson presented Legal Ethics: Conflicts of Interest and Other Common Issues in Practice, a National Business Institute seminar for attorneys, on December 18, 2015 in Charleston, SC.

April 17, 2013 Approaching Claims Against the Professional

David Overstreet presented a CLE in New York on common issues and litigation tips for handling legal malpractice and miscellaneous professional liability cases.

March 22, 2013 CLE on handling MPL claims in NYC

David Overstreet presented a CLE in New York on common issues and litigation tips for handling miscellaneous professional liability cases.

October 15, 2012 USC Law School and Malpractice Trends

David Overstreet presented to 3rd year law students at the University of South Carolina on malpractice trends and avoidance techniques from the defense perspective; Ronnie Richter of Bland Richter, LLP spoke from the Plaintiff's perspective.

September 27, 2012 Presentation on professional liability in Chicago

David Overstreet appeared on a panel at the annual meeting of the Professional Liability Defense Federation in Chicago discussing attorney/carrier dynamics in professional liability cases and related file management issues.

August 17, 2012 Pitfalls to Avoid In Practice – Charleston School of Law

David Overstreet spoke at a CLE to members of the South Carolina Young Lawyers Division on common pitfalls that regularly seem to result in legal malpractice cases and common sense techniques for avoiding the same.

February 23, 2012 Staying Practical in Today's Complex Legal Environment

David Overstreet co-presented a seminar to insureds in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Texas on claims practices under errors and omissions policies.

November 15, 2011 Professional Malpractice Claim Avoidance

David W. Overstreet co-presented a seminar on legal malpractice trends and best practices for avoidance to attorneys from North Carolina, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, and Florida.

February 15, 2011 Insurance Risk Management Seminar

David W. Overstreet co-presented a seminar to over 200 attorneys from Texas, Missouri, Florida, Louisiana, Georgia, and Alabama on professional malpractice litigation trends and related risk management issues.

December 17, 2010 Discussion of Issues Facing New Lawyers – Charleston School of Law

David Overstreet is part of a panel including local lawyers and judges that will be discussing "A Lawyer Walks into a Bar…A Hands-On Discussion of Issues Facing Lawyers in the First Years of Practice" at the Charleston School of Law.

December 14, 2010 Legal Ethics: Hot Topics and Current Events

Legal Ethics: Hot Topics and Current Events. David Overstreet - Defense perspective; co-presenters Richter & Bland - Plaintiff's perspective. National Business Institute Seminar for Attorneys on ethical issues and related malpractice claims. (Charleston, SC).

November 15, 2010 Risk Management in Real Estate Law in South Carolina

David Overstreet presented on Risk Management in Real Estate Law in South Carolina. Insurance Risk Seminar for Attorneys.

October 27, 2010 Building a Solid Foundation, Updated 2010 Edition

David W. Overstreet presented Insurance Risk Management Seminar to South Carolina Attorneys.

September 23, 2010 Professional Liability in a Soft Market, Lousy Economy and Chaotic World

David Overstreet was part of a panel discussing "Professional Liability in a Soft Market, Lousy Economy and Chaotic World" in Richmond, VA on September 23, 2010 as part of a presentation given to the insurance industry by the Southeastern Chapter of PLUS.

February 24, 2010 Litigating the Legal Malpractice Case.

David Overstreet and Andy Haselden. Presentation to Charleston Lawyers Club.

December 15, 2009 "How to Avoid Being the Target of a Malpractice Case."

David W. Overstreet; National Business Institute Seminar for Attorneys. (Charleston, SC).

November 10, 2009 "Weathering the Storm - Risk Management for the Real Estate Lawyer."

David W. Overstreet. Insurance Risk Management Seminar for Attorneys.

October 21, 2009; December 9, 2009 Webinar - Building a Solid Foundation

David W. Overstreet. Insurance Risk Management Seminar for Attorneys.

November 6, 2006; November 03, 2008 Packing Your Parachute: Preparing for Practice Risk

David W. Overstreet. Insurance Risk Management Seminar for Attorneys.

Professional Liability

Representation of professionals including
attorneys, accountants, real estate professionals,
and others in complex malpractice cases.

Business Litigation

Representing both Fortune 500
companies and small businesses.

Insurance Coverage

Insurance coverage is often a
large component of civil actions.

Construction Litigation

Experienced in helping client's steer clear
of the problem scenarios as well as real
guidance when conflicts emerge.

General Litigation

Experienced in all types of litigation including accidents,
defective products, real estate disputes, wills and estates, homeowner's associations and many others.

Employment Litigation

Earhart Overstreet handles all aspects of employment disputes, including wrongful termination, discrimination, and related claims.

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