Every attorney should get sued. Every attorney should sit in the back of the court room as a client. Every attorney should know what it feels like to rely on someone else for legal advice.
As you know from this thread GAL GETS SUED, me and my firm got sued by my old law firm several months ago. I had no hesitation about hiring my own attorney to defend me. I never carried the delusion that I could be objective enough as a defendant to give myself good legal advice. It's cost me some bucks, just like our clients pay us big bucks out of their own pockets -- from their own hard-earned money -- to defend themselves in court or seek justice through the judicial system.