In an era when many big firms and litigation boutiques view trials as uncommon or occasional events, the Verrill Litigation & Trial Group offers unparalleled hands-on experience in actual trials. At last count, our team had tried more than 600 jury and non-jury cases, in addition to handling several hundred arbitrations and thousands of mediations and administrative proceedings.

Whether handling an antitrust case, defending directors and officers in a significant shareholder derivative action involving a major corporation, litigating multiparty real estate transactions, or resolving cases arising from complicated contractual and business disputes, we have handled it. We take on cases where the stakes are high and the issues are complex. Our background in litigating high-profile cases allows us to rapidly identify and focus on the key factors that affect a dispute.

Litigation is a dynamic process. Law is constantly evolving. We keep apprised of the latest developments and verdicts across the country. We anticipate appellate issues and plan the best strategy to safeguard our clients' legal position.

Capacity
With more than 40 attorneys and 10 paralegals, our team has the capacity to take on the most complex matters across a broad range of industries. Matters are staffed according to complexity and exposure. While Verrill relies on associates and paraprofessionals as appropriate, our partners are involved in the day-to-day management and work of our clients' cases.

Technology
We have invested in and rely heavily on technology to assist in the efficient management of cases. Our paralegals use leading-edge discovery and trial software portfolios (including Ipro Eclipse, Relativity, Catalyst, Eclipse SE, and Trial Director), enabling the team to handle, for example, a recent case involving over 30 million documents and 1.5 terabytes of data.

Legal research is undertaken by associates and shared electronically among team members via online folders. We use an internal document management system (iManage) that is widely considered to be best-in-class. We also have an extensive library of pleadings from prior cases and a centralized bank of research memos.

Service Area Map

States with experience are indicated in green.

Although our firm is based in New England, we try cases throughout the country. Most of our attorneys are licensed in several states, and we often have the opportunity to appear on a pro hac vice basis in those jurisdictions where we are not already licensed.

Our clients expect excellence in the work we do and the results we achieve. We accept nothing less for ourselves. Whether our Trial Group is engaged to protect a client's interests before suit is commenced, during the litigation, or on the eve of trial, or we are hired to advocate for a client on appeal, we provide experienced counsel to our clients when they need it most.

Firm Highlights

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Defense of Contractor - Davis-Bacon Prevailing Wage Claims

This case concerned the construction of a marine boat dock on an island in Boston Harbor. The Plaintiff claimed entitlement to unpaid wages and enhanced wages under the federal prevailing wage statute known as...

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Successful Design and Construction Defects Claims for Large Hospital Client

We are successfully pursued claims in federal court seeking recovery of damages arising from defects in the design and construction of a $170 million addition to a Maine hospital complex. The case involved building...

News

Verrill Welcomes Litigator Anuj Khetarpal

(September 30, 2020) – Verrill is pleased to welcome litigation attorney Anuj Khetarpal to the firm as a member of both the Litigation & Trial Group and Health Care & Life Sciences Group. At...

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Fletch's Sandblasting & Painting, Inc. v. Fay, Spofford and Thorndike d/b/a Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.

Filed successful motion to dismiss a design malpractice claim arising out of alleged defective specifications on a renovation project at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. The court’s decision may be found at...

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Zoom ADR: Best Practices for Virtually Every Virtual ADR Event

As the post-COVID-19 “new normal” comes into focus, it is unlikely that civil jury trials will happen in many jurisdictions until at least the spring of 2021. For family law matters, cases involving children...

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Finding Teeth in Massachusetts' Prompt Payment Act

In Tocci v. IRIV Partners, LLC, Boston Harbor Industrial Development LLC and Hudson Insurance Co. (November 19, 2020, Sup. Ct. 19-405), the Massachusetts Superior Court granted summary judgment on a contractor’s breach of contract...

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Domestic Discovery for Foreign Arbitrations? Location, Location, Location!

International transactions can generate international disputes. A party to a lawsuit in one country may believe that a non-party in another country has information that could be put to good use in the case...

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Domestic Discovery for Foreign Arbitrations? Now Three Circuits Say “No”

Well, that didn’t take long! Earlier this month I posted a short piece describing a two-to-two circuit split on the question of whether a foreign private arbitration panel is a “foreign or international tribunal&rdquo...

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35 Verrill Attorneys Named 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

(November 9, 2020) – The 2020 edition of New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars© has recognized a total of 35 Verrill attorneys for excellence in their individual areas of practice. Only the top...

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Verrill Trial Attorneys Once Again Recognized as “Local Litigation Stars” in Benchmark Litigation 2021 Edition

(January 14, 2020) – Eight Verrill attorneys have again been recognized for their litigation skills in Benchmark Litigation’s 2021 edition. In addition to the firm’s eight individual rankings, both Karen Frink Wolf and Martha...

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