In an era when many big firms and litigation boutiques view trials as uncommon or occasional events, the Verrill Litigation & Trial team 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 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 multi-party 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 client’s 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 TB 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.

States with Experience

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, 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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Procurement

We have assisted many owners, and contractors in design and construction contracting including: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Investment Management Company on over a billion dollars in projects in Kendall Square area of Cambridge, Massachusetts...

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Client Recovers on Claim On Differing Site Conditions Claim Involving Subsurface Contaminated Soils

We successfully resolved a substantial claim for our client, a large, Maine based site contractor, stemming from differing site conditions encountered on an aviation facility owned by project federal government. The case stemmed from...

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Verrill Dana’s Litigation & Trial Group Achieves Highest Distinction in Maine

(July 12, 2019)  –  Verrill Dana has been distinguished as a leading firm in Maine in the field of Litigation: General Commercial by London-based Chambers & Partners (Chambers), one of the world’s most respected...

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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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Defense of Breach of Contract, Negligent Construction and Breach of Duty of Workmanship Claims

We successfully defended a large mechanical contractor in connection with lawsuit stemming from the comprehensive failure of the hydronic piping system in a resort hotel’s heating and cooling system. Through fact and expert witness...

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Verrill Dana Attorney Elected Chair of Connecticut Bar Association Litigation Section

(July 11, 2019)  – Verrill Dana litigator  Andrew Nevas   has been elected Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) Litigation Section, effective July 1, 2019. A nonprofit member service organization for lawyers in the...

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Breach of AIA Construction Contract and Waiver of Consequential Damages By Owner

Our client, a general contractor, and the project owner signed an American Institute of Architect A101 contract with accompanying A201 general conditions. The project included construction of a new office/retail building, and associated site...

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Verrill Dana Welcomes Patent Litigator Benjamin Stern

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Engineering Malpractice

We asserted claims on behalf of a large private institution related to defective design and installation of a geothermal heating and cooling system in a high profile public building. The matter was settled favorably...

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Arbitration Agreements in Employment Contracts Webinar

On Wednesday, September 12, Verrill Dana attorneys Richard Moon, Benjamin Ford, and Chris Lockman presented a webinar entitled "Arbitration Agreements in Employment Contracts After the 'Epic' Decision." A description and link to the recorded webcast...