HMDR&S is a client-focused litigation firm providing the highest level personal service and representation to leading corporations, hospitals, employers, insurance companies and individuals. Our clients consistently rely on us for expert counsel, value driven results and a sophisticated, in depth understanding of their complex tort liability, construction, healthcare, employment, real estate and licensing matters. From pre-suit counsel through litigation, trial and appeal when necessary, and with more than 100 years of combined trial experience among the Partners, we are uniquely qualified to manage the defense of all matters from a substantive legal perspective, but also from a cost and strategy orientation as well. We stand ready to effectively pursue and champion your critical business and litigation objectives.
Presentation to Mass Board of Real Estate Appraisers Receives Much Praise
MBREA recently hosted a one-hour webinar titled "From Complaint to Discipline". Attended by many, the webinar proved to be a hit with the audience. In a letter to the editor of the Association's Member Newsletter, members praised the presentation stating, "Attorneys Vincent Dunn and Thomas Toby Bright did a fantastic job explaining what happens in the disciplinary process and offered several suggestions for anyone receiving a complaint notification." A copy of the full text of the letter can be found by clicking here.
Lisa Wichter and Christie Burnett Named Senior Attorneys
It is with great pleasure that the Principals of HMDR&S announce that Lisa Wichter and Christie Burnett have both been promoted to Senior Attorney with the firm. We are not only proud to have both Lisa and Christie on our team, but also delighted to recognize their professional growth, accomplishments and development as they continue to provide exceptional legal representation and counsel to our clients. Congratulations to both Lisa and Christie as this honor is indeed well deserved!
HMDR&S Names New Directors
We are thrilled to announce that four HMDR&S attorneys have been promoted to the position of Director within the firm. Please join us in congratulating Megan Kures, Alexandra Power, Ryan McCarthy and Matthew Sweet on their new appointments. They have proven themselves through their incredible commitment to our clients, dedication to the firm, and top-notch litigation skills. We are proud to have them as part of our organization.
Automated Claims Reporting and Not So ‘Best Practices’ Result in Multi-Million Dollar Judgment Against Insurer
A recent case from the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court may not represent a ground breaking change in insurance law, but it certainly provides some valuable lessons in best practices for claims handling. The practical result of the opinion in Boyle v. Zurich American Insurance Company, 472 Mass. 649 (2015), is that Zurich American Insurance Company was required to pay over $4 million in a case where the policy at issue had a limit of $50,000, and where there was no finding that the insurer had violated M.G.L. c. 93A.
To read more from this legal bulletin by Matt Sweet and Jenny Sheehan, click here.
HMDR&S Proud to Sponsor Women's Bar Association Annual Gala 2015
HMDR&S was proud to be a Bronze sponsor of the Women's Bar Association Gala held on December 1, 2015. Several members of the firm attended the event which honored women who have made an significant impact in the legal community.
Six HMDR&S Attorneys Named to 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers
We are thrilled to announce that six HMDR&S attorneys have been selected to be included in the 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers directory, an index of attorneys who exhibit excellence in the practice of law. Rick Shea, Vin Dunn, Bob Hamel, and Megan Kures have all received recognition as Massachusetts Super Lawyers. Ryan McCarthy and Jenny Sheehan have been recognized as Rising Stars. Recognition by Super Lawyers is limited to a select group of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nomination and peer review.
"Behavior In The Clinical Setting" Presented to by John Reardon
John Reardon was invited to conduct a presentation at a local medical center addressing appropriate behavior in the clinical setting and the impact of disruptive behavior on the work environment and patient safety. His presentation was well-received by senior clinical staff at the hospital John has presented on this topic numerous times and has substantial experience in providing legal guidance in employment situations that arise from such behavior.
To learn more about John and his practice, click here.
Vincent Dunn Delivers Course on "Ethics, Obligations and Exposures for the Dental Professional"
Vincent Dunn recently presented to the Massachusetts Dental Society on the "ADA Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct." Drawing on his extensive experience in defending dental practitioners against allegations of ethical violations, Vincent was able to present a unique perspective on the practical application of ethics throughout all levels of an active dental practice.
To learn more about Vincent and his practice, please click here.
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