Attorney Liability Defense - Dismissal
Mr. Quinlivan has obtained the dismissal of numerous claims brought against attorneys for claims of legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and general acts of negligence. Mr. Quinlivan’s thorough and aggressive strategy has secured defense verdicts in complicated legal malpractice cases tried throughout Mississippi. In one particular instance, a client retained Mr. Quinlivan to defend him six weeks before bench trial on a claim with exposure of more than $6,000,000.00. The matter had been pending for over eight years and there were over seven-hundred docket entries with the court before Mr. Quinlivan was retained to defend the client. Mr. Quinlivan tried the case for one week and secured a favorable outcome. After post-trial motions were filed, the Court found no grounds to enter a judgment adverse to Mr. Quinlivan’s client. However, the Court granted the plaintiffs a second trial to allow them the opportunity to present additional evidence in support of their $6,000,000.00 claim. On retrial, the Court entered judgment in favor of Mr. Quinlivan’s client and dismissed him from the case with prejudice.