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Professional Liability and Business Disputes

Esdaile, Barrett & Esdaile represented the plaintiff in the seminal case of DiMarzo v. American Mutual Insurance Co., 389 Mass. 85 (1983), that established bad faith and 93A claims in bad faith insurance litigation.  In that case, the Supreme Judicial Court upheld a judgment of more than $500,000, which included punitive damages, against an insurance company that tried to wrongfully reduce the coverage available under their policy. 

Our firm handles complex business litigation and contract disputes, as well as providing representation before the Board of Bar Overseers, and other professional and licensing board proceedings.  Our attorneys have represented lawyers and judges in the disciplinary process and have been appointed by the Supreme Judicial Court to act as Special Counsel in a judicial conduct investigation.  Our attorneys have successfully brought and defended legal malpractice claims, obtaining summary judgment in our client’s favor.