Upcoming Events

Sep 6, 2019

Eileen Garczynski, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough will co-present a CLE seminar for the Virginia Bar Association with Dennis Quinn, partner, Carr Maloney on “Ways to Avoid Legal Malpractice Claims and Ethics Violations,” Friday, Sept. 6, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. The seminar, which provides 2.0 hours of MCLE Ethics Credit, will be held at the Virginia Bar Association, 105 Whitewood Road, Charlottesville. The program is intended to give law firms an overview of the most common legal malpractice claims (and related risks, such as cyber, management, and employment-related claims), and how to avoid them. The seminar also will be available by Webcast simultaneously on Sept. 6 and rebroadcast on Friday, Sept. 20, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. The seminar will also be accessible by telephone on the same dates and times as the Webcasts, as well as on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.vacle.org

Sep 13, 2019

Join Cady Sinks, client executive of Ames & Gough, as she presents a lunch and learn webinar to the AIA Washington Chapter on September 13, 2019 at 12pm.  Her presentation is titled "Demystifying Insurance." The legacy and success of your business is dependent on you staying in business. Ms. Sinks will discuss why you need insurance to run your business for long term success, discussing professional liability, claim examples as well as general and cyber liability. To join the session click here.

Sep 22, 2019-Sep 24, 2019

Join Rob Hughes and Wayne Marshall of Ames & Gough as they attend the Tri-State 2019 Conference September 22-24, 2019. For more information or to register click here.

Oct 13, 2019-Oct 16, 2019

Rob Hughes, senior vice president and partner of Ames & Gough, will be presenting an educational session at the ACEC Fall Conference on Monday, October 14 from 2:15pm to 3:30pm. The topic he is presenting on is "That Means What? Contractual Provisions That May Surprise You."  To learn more or register to attend the ACEC Fall Conference click here.

Nov 6, 2019-Nov 8, 2019

Join Brett Gough, Matt Gough and Mike Heatwole of Ames & Gough at the upcoming ROG Conference in Naples, FL. For more information or to register click here.

Prior Events

Feb 27, 2017

Ames & Gough is one of the sponsors for the AE Advisors annual meeting. Join for timely, engaging panel and roundtable discussions with CEOS from around the country. To learn more click here.

Feb 8, 2017

Join Ames & Gough and attend the upcoming ACEC/IL Winter Conference and Engineering Excellence Awards at the Hyatt, Lisle located at 3003 Corporate West Drive, Lisle, IL 60532. Click here for more information and to register.

Jan 29, 2017

Join Ames & Gough as we sponsor a booth and attend the 2017 Winter Conference on Sunday, January 29, 2017 through Tuesday, January 31, 2017. There will be over 300 engineering professionals and exhibitors in attendance. Share ideas, make connections and experience new ideas to help your business be successful. Click here to learn more or register.

Dec 8, 2016

Rob Hughes, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough will be a panelist discussing insurance and risk management best practices for A/E firms involved in M&A, Thursday, Dec. 8 at the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, Miami, FL. The panel is part of the Southeast States M&A Symposium, Dec. 7-8, 2016, presented by Morrisey Goodale LLC. For details and registration information, please click here.

Nov 9, 2016

Rob Hughes, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough will be a guest lecturer discussing professional liability issues for design firms, Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Columbia University. The lecture will be presented during a graduate-level construction law class taught by attorneys Timothy Hegarty and Michael S. Zetlin of Zetlin & De Chiara LLP. To learn more about the Columbia University School of Professional Studies M.S. program in Construction Administration, please click here.

Oct 24, 2016

Dan Knise, president and CEO, Ames & Gough, will be among panelists discussing legal malpractice claim trends and insurance Monday, Oct. 24, from 9:20 to 10:35 a.m. in New York. The panel will be part of the American Conference Institute’s LPL/Legal Malpractice Conference to be held Oct. 24 – 25 at the Andaz Wall Street, 72 Wall Street, New York, NY. For details and conference registration information, please click here.

Oct 20, 2016

Rob Hughes, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough, will present “Balancing Project Risk and Reward: Lessons Learned from Current Professional Liability Claims,” on Thursday, October 20, from  3:45 - 5:00 p.m. during the ACEC Fall Conference at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. For details and conference registration information, please click here.

Oct 13, 2016

Mike Herlihy, Executive Vice President and Partner, Ames & Gough will be among the panelists discussing the effect that language in a design professional agreement can have on the outcome of construction defect claims.  Mike will focus on how a consideration of the insurability of certain contract clauses during contract negotiations can go a long way later toward achieving a favorable outcome for a design professional involved in project litigation.  The discussion will be held on Thursday, October 13 at 12 noon at the Boston Bar Association, 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA.  Additional information is available by contacting Erica Southerland at esoutherland@bostonbar.org or 617-778-1930.


  • Ames & Gough has always been very responsive to our queries, large or small, for contract review and situations regarding potential liability. They have provided immediate answers to quick questions, offering clear advice and direction, and have responded promptly on the more comprehensive requests.

    Suzette Bois , Controller , SMRT, Inc.
  • Ames & Gough's expertise in insurance and risk issues important to our association has been obvious. They have been quick to identify issues and opportunities and follow-through to improve our coverage and save us money. We highly recommend Ames & Gough to any association seeking a professional insurance broker partner.

    David Fitzsimmons, VP of Finance & Accounting, National Association of Chain Drug Stores
  • We have a lot of vendors, but Ames & Gough is not a vendor, they are our partners!

    Kevin Kokal, Founder & Owner, Alliance Engineering, Inc.
  • The expertise of the individuals at Ames & Gough has been invaluable to Hoyle Tanner. Over the course of many years, they have consistently provided Hoyle Tanner with knowledgeable advice and excellent service.

    James D. Boothroyd, P.E. , President, Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc.
  • I believe we were Ames & Gough's first client. In those 25 years, they have never failed to provide us with exceptional service, well beyond being only our A/E broker. Their depth of service, their technical expertise, and their responsiveness to our requests set them apart and account for our long-term relationship.

    Jim Fagan, Chairman of the Board, Hazen and Sawyer
  • I've worked with Ames & Gough for years regarding our firm's professional liability insurance. Ames & Gough has some of the most knowledgeable insurance professionals that I have met. They understand our business and apply their very deep insurance knowledge to help us. They are customer-focused and always put our firm's needs ahead of their own. Ames & Gough is out to save us money while also looking out for our best interests.

    Donald P. Nims, Jr., PE, Quality Assurance & Risk Manager, Bergmann Associates, Inc.
  • Ames & Gough has gone above and beyond in delivering on all their promises and commitments to AGC of America and its Chapters. Their responsiveness and insurance acumen have set them apart from other brokers we've worked with.

    Monique T. Valentine, CPA, CFO, , Associated General Contractors of America
  • Beazley has had a close trading relationship with Ames & Gough since their formation in the 1990s. We consider them to be one of the real pros in their market niches of architects, engineers, and law firms. We appreciate their professional representation of their clients; as well as their integrity and attention to detail.

    Jerry Sullivan, Head of Professionals, Beazley Group
  • For years, Hogan Lovells has relied upon Ames & Gough’s deep understanding of the professional liability issues faced by law firms. Our firm’s needs are consistently met by responsive, friendly senior-level professionals with an unyielding focus on client service and putting our needs at the fore.

    Warren Gorrell, Jr., Former Co-Chairman, Hogan Lovells
  • Effective risk management is an integral part of our company's productivity goals. Ames & Gough provides the support we need to help us understand and implement good risk management practices. Their professional seminars and outstanding support have helped us to keep our insurance costs down as well as to maintain high standards. We value our relationship with them, are happy that they are part of our team, and thank them for their contributions to our success.

    Mark Teden, Executive Vice President/Treasurer, Bruner/Cott & Associates, Inc.
  • Everyone at Ames & Gough has tremendous depths of knowledge about both design professionals and managing risk in the construction process. We refer firms to Ames & Gough because their professionalism is obvious from the first conversation. Their client focus, nationwide reach, and high level of services makes Ames & Gough an outstanding broker for any design professional. We've given Ames & Gough our 'Elite Broker' designation signifying that they are truly dedicated experts.

    Duane S. Repko, Vice President and Underwriting Manager-AE National Accounts Division, Victor O. Schinnerer & Company
  • Ames & Gough's expertise in insurance and risk issues has been invaluable to LeClairRyan. Our law firm's needs have been consistently met with their top of the line client service. Ames & Gough has been quick to identify gaps in coverage while reducing our insurance costs and saving us money. We highly recommend Ames & Gough to any law firm looking for senior-level professionals that can help contribute to your firm’s success.

    Bruce Matson, Chief Legal Officer, LeClairRyan
  • Ames & Gough has proven, in a short time, to be a responsive, knowledgeable partner for AIR. Everyone on the team is quick to get back to us whenever we have a question. Importantly, they are also well-versed in the issues and possible solutions that confront our organization and have always been able to solve or prevent a problem. Better yet, they've saved us money and improved the coverage under our various insurance policies.

    Larry Trapuzzano, Director of Facilities & Administration, American Institutes for Research
  • During our more than five-year relationship with Ames & Gough, we have grown to depend heavily on their experience in the A/E industry. Their skill at identifying risk exposures, skill in reviewing our contracts, and personal approach to insurance brokerage have made Ames & Gough indispensable to our firm. As contract negotiations become more complicated and the risk of litigation greater, there is no price our firm can put on having Ames & Gough and a good lawyer on our team.

    Ms. Polly Brazelton, Senior Associate, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
  • We rely on Ames & Gough as our portal to the commercial insurance market for law firms. Their knowledge and service are exemplary, and we thank them for their contributions to our success.

    Phil Sunshine, General Counsel, Finnegan
  • Ames & Gough has worked closely, proactively, and successfully with our law firm. They have been very effective at obtaining the best insurance coverage for the best price. Additionally, the personnel have been extremely responsive on all our risk management issues. They are very knowledgeable and we are glad they are an integral part of our team.

    Steve Leonard, Chief Operating Officer, Zuckerman Spaeder, LLP