Trusted Legal Malpractice Attorneys

(617) 723-6676 Request a Consultation
Legal Malpractice But No Damages?

Legal Malpractice But No Damages?

Sometimes an attorney badly mishandles a client’s case to such an extent that it can be said the attorney violated the duty of reasonable care (which, in Massachusetts, is the duty to use the degree ... Read More →
Who Has the Burden of Proof in Challenging A Massachusetts Contingency Fee Agreement?

Who Has the Burden of Proof in Challenging A Massachusetts Contingency Fee Agreement?

In a recent unpublished Rule 1:28 decision, the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled that when the reasonableness of contingent fee agreement is at issue, the attorney has the burden to prove reasonableness. A solo practitioner, Landry, sued his ... Read More →
Lawyer and Client Can Be Held “Jointly and Severally” Liable for Legal Fees

Lawyer and Client Can Be Held “Jointly and Severally” Liable for Legal Fees

Sometimes, an opposing party can recover legal fees incurred for responding to a frivolous filing. It is now settled in Massachusetts that such a fee recovery can be had against both the frivolously filing party ... Read More →
Judicial Error: Intervening or Superseding Cause in Malpractice?

Judicial Error: Intervening or Superseding Cause in Malpractice?

There is no such thing as actionable judicial malpractice, that is, a judicial officer cannot be sued for making an erroneous legal ruling. But, what is the relationship between attorney malpractice and judicial error, more ... Read More →
close-link