Doherty, Wallace has one of the largest and most effective litigation practices in Western and Central Massachusetts. Our firm’s experienced group of trial attorneys represent insurance companies and their insureds, businesses, nonprofit and charitable organizations, municipalities, school districts, and individuals. We are leaders in insurance defense work and serve as counsel in all types of litigation, from product liability defense, to patent and trademark infringement, discrimination and employment litigation, as well as divorce and criminal defense. Plaintiffs, as well as defendants, often rely on the firm to represent them in major personal injury and wrongful death actions.
Our trial attorneys appear before federal and state, as well as before arbitration panels, federal agencies, municipal boards, and such Massachusetts agencies as the Appellate Tax Board, the Commission Against Discrimination, the Bureau of Special Education Appeals, and the Department of Environmental Protection.
Doherty, Wallace maintains one of the most active and successful insurance defense practices in the region. The firm serves as local counsel in the courts of Western and Central Massachusetts for some of the country’s major insurance companies, as well as for several of smaller private insurance firms and for self-insured corporations. Representation provided in this area includes insurance coverage interpretation; toxic torts; automotive torts; product liability; municipal liability, including civil rights liability; and all types of premises liability from negligent security to liquor liability.
Doherty, Wallace also has wide-ranging experience in the defense of professional malpractice litigation, including legal, medical, dental, accountant, and real estate malpractice. In addition, the firm has considerable expertise in the defense of insurance-related malpractice claims, such as errors and omissions claims against insurance agents and brokers and actions in which insurance companies are named as defendants for allegedly deceptive claim practices and violations of the Massachusetts Consumer Protection law.
Companies of all sizes and descriptions turn to Doherty, Wallace for counsel on the full range of business-related litigation, including breach of contract, shareholder suits, construction disputes, and eminent domain. Doherty, Wallace attorneys also serve as mediators and arbitrators.
The firm’s trial attorneys generally handle a variety of cases, while maintaining expertise in one or more specialties, including personal injury, employment disputes, municipal and environmental law. Doherty, Wallace, has extensive experience defending employers against claims of wrongful termination; age, disability, and gender discrimination; and sexual harassment. The firm often represents schools in a variety of education-related disputes.
Doherty, Wallace is one of the few firms in Western Massachusetts with significant environmental law experience. No matter what the issue, Doherty, Wallace attorneys share a common goal, to deliver excellent results for their clients.