Recognized since 2010
Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
- Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants, Boston (2017)
- Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants, Boston (2013)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:
- Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
One to One Interactive LLC v. Landrith, 76 Mass. App. Ct. 142 (2010)My partner Elizabeth Houlding and I were appellate counsel in a case in which a judgment of about $10 million had entered against two directors of a corporation on claims of breach of fiduciary duty. We were able to persuade the Massachusetts Appeals Court that the trial judge had erred in his jury instructions on damages, and succeeded in getting a reversal and a new trial on damages.
Poly v. Moylan, 423 Mass. 141 (1996)This was a legal malpractice case involving an underlying claim under the Federal Tort Claims Act arising out of international child kidnapping.
EIU Group, Inc. v. Gulf Ins. Co., 489 F.3d 405 (1st Cir. 2007)This was a claim against directors and officers of an insurance company alleging that a breach of fiduciary duty had driven the plaintiff out of business. The case was difficult because of the valuation issues and the size of the damage claim. At trial the jury awwarded a fraction of the plaintiff''s claim. On appeal, the First Circuit reversed and held that the defendants should have had a directed verdict on a counterclaim.
McCann v. Davis, Malm & D''Agostine, 423 Mass. 558 (1996)This case established that the violation of an attorney disciplinary rule, specifially a conflict of interest, did not eliminate the need to prove causation in a legal malpractice case.
Clark v. Rowe, 428 Mass. 339 (1998)The case established that comparitive negligence was defense in legal malpractice cases in Massachusetts.
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