Design professionals do not name project owners or contractors as additional insureds under their professional liability policies. This paper from the library of articles and papers hosted on the website explains why.

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About the author: Article written by J. Kent Holland, Jr., a construction lawyer located in Tysons Corner, Virginia, with a national practice (formerly with Wickwire Gavin, P.C. and now with Construction Risk Counsel, PLLC) representing design professionals, contractors and project owners. He is founder and president of a consulting firm, ConstructionRisk, LLC, providing consulting services to owners, design professionals, contractors and attorneys on construction projects. He is publisher of Report and may be reached at or by calling 703-623-1932. This article is published in Report, Vol. 20, No. 5 (May 2018). Copyright 2018, ConstructionRisk, LLC