Religious Institutions Liability


Like any business or nonprofit organization, religious institutions face a relentless stream of litigation that threatens to destabilize finances and that detracts leadership from spending critical time and attention on achieving their core missions.

For decades, the attorneys of Plunkett Cooney have worked alongside leaders of religious institutions and their insurance providers to mitigate risk and to aggressively defend litigation when it arises. The firm provides discreet counsel and representation in even the most serious, high-profile matters to protect the integrity of the institutions and to achieve their litigation goals.

Plunkett Cooney serves as defense panel counsel to some of the nation’s leading insurance providers with unrivaled alternative dispute resolution, trial and appellate expertise in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Our attorneys routinely resolve employment claims, premises liability cases, sports-related matters and civil rights lawsuits, among many others. They are also called upon to conduct investigations into alleged misconduct and to assist with business matters, including aspects of nonprofit law.

The firm’s clients include institutions of numerous faiths and denominations, including private schools and universities, health care providers, nursing home and retirement facilities, and philanthropic organizations.

Another significant aspect of Plunkett Cooney’s service to religious institutions is the firm’s commitment to providing added value through risk management reviews and continuing education. Our attorneys work with leadership to identify areas of risk and to help mitigate them through staff training and by recommending policy and procedural changes when necessary.

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