Casner & Edwards LLP announces that Terrance J. Hamilton, a Partner in the firm’s Litigation Group, was successful in a Rule 1:28 appellate decision that he argued before a three-judge panel in the Massachusetts Appeals Court in May. Hamilton’s case involved defending a lawyer whose conduct in representing a homeowner had allowed her case to be dismissed. The home owner argued that if she had been properly represented, she would have obtained a better result in her litigation against the lender. Hamilton successfully defended the lawyer by establishing that even if his client had properly represented her, as a matter of law, she would not have prevailed against the lender. Accordingly, the Middlesex Superior Court Judge before whom the case was argued, entered summary judgment in the defendant lawyer’s favor because the plaintiff had no reasonable expectation of proving that the dismissal of her claim proximately caused her any harm. In its 9 page decision, the Appeals Court affirmed the summary judgment.
Hamilton specializes in professional and legal malpractice litigation as well as having substantial appellate experience (over 40 reported decisions) before and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the Massachusetts Appeals Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
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