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

Professional Liability

Plaintiff v. Defendant Attorney

09/26/2017
Client:

Defendant Attorney

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defense

Synopsis:

DBMS attorneys successfully defended an estate planning attorney accused of negligently preparing an amendment to a trust.

DBMS asserted an unclean hands affirmative defense, alleging the plaintiff unduly influenced her 102-year-old mother to make changes to the trust.

The jury deliberated for an hour before issuing the not-guilty verdict.