Thomas F. Maffei quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article on the Rules of Professional Conduct

July 29, 2019

Thomas F. Maffei, of counsel in the firm’s Litigation Department, was quoted in a Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article on July 25, 2019. The article, “Bad advice, unethical conduct alleged in murky legal-mal case,” details an on-going case, which dates back to 1996, in which an unorthodox and arguably unethical ex parte meeting with a judge may greatly complicate a North Shore attorney’s defense against an ex-client’s malpractice.

Read the full article on Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (subscriber content).

From the article: 

Boston legal malpractice attorney Thomas F. Maffei says the Rules of Professional Conduct are clear that accepting a guilty plea is one of the circumstances in which the client is supposed to be making the final call. Agreeing to a civil settlement is the other.