The Gavel Professional Liability Defense Group™

This Group is comprised of one Group Leader and two Co-Chairs, all attorneys selected from law firm members of The Gavel.

The purpose of the Group is to address the needs of claims and risk professionals in the Professional Defense industries.

The goals of the group are:

(1) To provide in-person education sessions for claims and risk professionals

(2) To deliver webinars for the Professional Defense industry with virtual education and networking opportunities

(3) To report feedback and updates to The Gavel about specific needs in the industry
Janet Brooks Holmes - Group Leader
South Carolina
The McKay Firm

Mark Franco
New Hampshire and Maine

Matthew "Matty" Connelly
New Mexico

Interested in more information or joining this board? Contact our CEO, Pamela Pettus directly at 561-419-7500 or via email at