Areas of Practice
Legal disagreements can arise at any time. We help our clients to resolve legal claims - from small claims to complex, multi party disputes. A full service litigation firm, we bring experience and expertise in evaluating claims, navigating the discovery process and resolving cases; in and out of the courtroom. Members of the Firm have represented our clients in a wide range of matters, including personal injury, product liability, liquor liability, employment, construction, and environmental claims.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Combined, the attorneys at Milton, Laurence & Dixon, LLP bring more than 70 years of experience and legal expertise to the negotiation table. We provide a full range of mediation and arbitration services and are available to assist parties in resolving their disputes without the time, expense, and uncertainty of trial.
Professionals today face increasing regulatory scrutiny and the threat of litigation in a difficult business and service environment. Our firm has an extensive history providing representation and advocacy services to a wide range of professionals and businesses, representing license holders before the Massachusetts Boards of Registration of Medicine, Nursing, and Dentistry and the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers.
Medical litigation is multi-faceted and complex, often involving multiple parties. Our firm has decades of experience navigating medical malpractice actions with a team based approach. Our firm has represented physicians, nurses and medical professionals in and outside the courtroom and worked with institutions of every size, from acute tertiary hospitals to local physician's offices. Our attorneys regularly provide formal and informal presentations to industry professionals on topics of medical litigation and actions before professional boards.
Personal Injury and Premises Liability
Members of the Firm have defended insurers and insureds in a diverse array of personal injury and premises liability claims. We counsel clients regarding the evaluation of claims, navigating the discovery process and through final resolution through settlement, trial or alternative dispute resolution.
Insurance Industry Professionals
Our attorneys provide sophisticated risk analysis for insurers and defend agents and brokers in all types of contract and negligence actions, and counsel and represent agents and brokers on behalf of insurance carriers. Our knowledge of the changing environment in which agents and brokers operate assist us in evaluating, negotiating and defending claims against insurers and insurance professionals.
We are familiar with Massachusetts appellate practice, including direct and further appellate review, petitions for rehearing, and interlocutory appeals in the single justice sessions of the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the Supreme Judicial Court. Our appellate victories include:
- Coyle v. Wrightson, et al., 78 Mass. App. Ct. 1128 (2011);
- Born v. Simonds International Corporation, et al., 80 Mass. App. Ct. 1114 (2011);
- Sampson v. MacDougall, et al., 60 Mass. App. Ct. 394 (2002);
- Christopher v. Health Alliance Burbank Hospital, et al., 47 Mass. App. Ct. 1109 (1998).
Institutions of higher education have a lot to manage: contracts, intellectual property, real estate, and student, employee and faculty concerns - often on a tight budget. We help institutions navigate the regulatory roadmap and provide counsel and representation on a variety of issues while staying true to an institution’s history and culture. Our team brings our full history of trial experience along with backgrounds in higher education and insurance to help provide you a complete picture of the landscape.
Healthy businesses are vital to the future of our region. Milton, Laurence & Dixon, LLP has represented some of the region’s largest employers and insurers in Worker’s Compensation claims.