Ward, Bolger, and Dees Obtain Defense Verdict for Lawyer in Legal Malpractice Matter


Attorneys Involved:  Robert C. Ward, Jr., Bethany L. Bolger, and Stephen P. Dees

This lawsuit was based upon a claim for legal malpractice stemming from the settlement received by Mr. Moore after the death of his son. Mr. Moore hired the insured and his firm to represent his interest in litigation on behalf of his son’s estate. Mr. Moore was named the administrator of his son’s estate with the proper protocol being followed in the probate court. A settlement was reached. Mr. Moore sued the insured in a separate lawsuit alleging that he was misinformed of his rights to the settlement proceeds even though the insured was told of the existence of the granddaughter. The insured denied this claim.