Lawyers at DBMS successfully litigate a wide variety of civil cases and argue appeals in some of the most challenging jurisdictions in the country.

Appellate Professional Liability

McKnight v. Defendant Attorney


Defendant Attorney


Summary Judgment in Favor of Defendants Affirmed


In a complex legal malpractice action that had three layers — an underlying legal malpractice case that pertained to a Title VII race discrimination action — trial counsel obtained summary judgment for the attorney defendants who had obtained a substantial settlement for the plaintiff.

Accepting defendants’ argument that plaintiff had presented insufficient expert testimony to prove that plaintiff would have received a greater award had the attorneys handled his case as plaintiff alleged they should, the Seventh Circuit affirmed summary judgment for defendants.