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Available to Markel’s Law Firm and Lawyer Policyholders free of charge, the HOTLINE provides access to a nationally respected panel of experienced Legal Malpractice Liability defense attorneys who are available to answer general risk management related questions.  Please note that questions regarding specific situations should be discussed with your retained counsel.  Facts and applicable law vary from case to case and state to state.


Elliott Abrutyn

Morgan Melhuish Abrutyn
651 West Mount Pleasant Avenue

Suite 200 
Livingston, NJ 07039

Contact Elliott at

(973) 994-2500

Bruce Campbell
Campbell & Chadwick, PC
4201 Spring Valley Road, Suite 1250
Dallas, TX 75244
Contact Bruce at (972) 277-8585

Steven Yee
Yee & Belilove, LLP
3452 East Foothill Boulevard, Suite 1000
Pasadena, CA 91107-6033
Contact Steven at (626) 449-8000


Elliot Abrutyn, Managing Partner

Morgan Melhuish Abrutyn
651 West Mount Pleasant Avenue, Suite 200 
Livingston, New Jersey 07039

Contact Elliott at (973) 994-2500


Elliott has been practicing law since 1967 when he earned his J.D. degree from Indiana University. He handles the defense of all types of professional liability cases, complex civil litigation and commercial litigation.  Elliot is the former Chairman of the Legal Malpractice Committee of the International Association of Defense Counsel and is an Associate Member of the American Bar Association Lawyers Professional Liability Committee.  For more information about Elliott and his firm visit




Bruce Campbell, Shareholder 

Campbell & Chadwick, PC
4201 Spring Valley Road, Suite 1250
Dallas, TX 75244

Contact Bruce at (972) 277-8585


Bruce is a 1983 graduate of Southern Methodist School of Law in Dallas, Texas.  He has defended lawyers, agents, brokers, and other professionals on a wide variety of claims over the course of the past 25 years.

He holds an AV Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubble as an attorney which is the highest rating available.

He is regularly consulted by insurance professionals seeking advice on risk management and claims defense.  He is the former chair of the Texas Chapter of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society, and regularly speaks and has written numerous publications designed to assist professionals in their efforts to minimize professional liability.  For more information about Bruce and his firm visit




Steven Yee, Managing Partner

Yee & Belilove, LLP

3452 East Foothill Boulevard., Suite 1000

Pasadena, CA 91107-6033

Contact Steve at (626) 449-8000

Steve is the founding and managing partner of the highly respected Yee & Belilove, LLP, Professional
Liability defense law firm located in Pasadena, California. Steve received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Since founding his law firm, he has successfully represented and defended hundreds of lawyers, law firms, insurance professionals, insurance agencies, and many other kinds of professionals.

During his many years of defense practice, Steve has also been extensively involved in many professional liability related Risk Management efforts and capacities. His many roles have included risk management author, panelist speaker, risk management seminar presenter, risk management auditor, and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) accredited speaker for many American Bar Association activities, along with those of a number of County Bar associations. Steve served as the 2011 President of the Pasadena Bar Association and has previously served as that Bar Association’s President Elect and Vice President. Steve has served as an expert witness in a variety of professional liability legal matters and has been appointed by the Los Angeles Superior Court as a Mediator.
A highly skilled negotiator, Steve's national reputation for vigorously defending his clients is unsurpassed.

For more information about Steve and his firm, visit