LOKC prevails in legal malpractice suit

Attorneys Gene Libby and Keith Richard represented a woman who received negligent legal services during her divorce in 2008. Her counsel at the 2008 trial failed to conduct discovery, failed to provide the Court the necessary language to divide military pensions under the Armed Services Former Spouse Protection Act, and failed to request spousal support and attorney fees. The jury returned a unanimous verdict awarding Plaintiff $91,000 plus attorney’s fees and costs. The total verdict will exceed $113,000.

The case was filed in October 2014, but it took four years to get to trial because of the overburdened civil docket in York County.

Gene R. Libby

Gene R. Libby
Partner

Gene has a rich history of litigation experience over the last 30 years. He has tried over 100 civil and criminal jury cases to verdict. His practice focuses on a wide variety of civil and criminal litigation representing individuals and small businesses, including divorce, real estate disputes, small business litigation, elder law, personal injury, professional… Read more »

Keith P. Richard - Attorney

Keith P. Richard
Associate

Keith Richard is an associate attorney, representing clients in all areas of civil litigation. In 2009, Keith graduated summa cum laude from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  Keith received his law degree magna cum laude from New England Law | Boston.  During law school, Keith interned with Greater Boston Legal Services, the Massachusetts Land Court,… Read more »