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Bankruptcy Attorney Neil Burns

Burns & Jain have represented clients in the Federal Bankruptcy Court since 1985. What we enjoy about this area of law is that all of our clients get a “fresh start” in their financial life. Indeed, the law allows you to keep your assets and “discharge” your debts!

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Are Insurance Companies Looking Out for Consumers?

Many consumers who have settled insurance claims are perplexed when they hear of other claimants receiving more in settlements for property damage or pain and suffering for their injuries that they did for very similar claims. While not every accident or claim is the same and you can always point out differences in the nature and extent of injuries or property damage, there are additional factors to consider in determining if you are getting the most for the premiums you are paying.

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Is it Legal Malpractice When a Massachusetts Lawyer was Sanctioned for Misrepresentation?

Do attorneys have an ethical obligation to state the law accurately?  Even if there is an opposing attorney that works for the Bankruptcy Court?  Is it legal malpractice?

Given the political season, you might think that it is up to the judge (or the media in the political realm) to determine if pleadings by an attorney advocating for his or her client are accurate.  However a decision by the First Circuit Court of Appeals confirmed that a Massachusetts attorney who misstated the law, could, and in fact should, be sanctioned.  Read more