Jessica G. Kelly quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on negotiating malpractice suit

November 6, 2017

Jessica G. Kelly, partner in the firm’s Litigation Department, was quoted in the November 2nd issue of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. The article, entitled, “ Divorce lawyer fends off ‘negotiating malpractice’ suit,” discusses the Superior Court’s decision in Murray v. Greene, et al.

From the article:

Jessica G. Kelly of Boston, who represents lawyers and law firms in professional liability matters, said Murray is good news for defendants who have seen their ability to get out of legal malpractice cases via summary judgment and other dispositive motions eroded by recent decisions in other cases.

“Here, the judge made the right call in first finding no breach of duty and then no causation,” Kelly said. “That affirms longstanding principles that a legal malpractice plaintiff must prove that, absent the lawyer’s negligence, he would have obtained a better outcome.”