Morrison Mahoney Partner Jeff O’Connor obtained a defense verdict following an eight day legal malpractice jury trial in Hampden Superior Court.  The plaintiffs alleged that our client, their former attorney, provided negligent advice and representation in connection with their purchase of a new home, resulting in their being responsible for upwards of $70,000 in costs to repair alleged defective conditions on the property.  Our expert testified that our client’s representation was fully consistent with the standard of care; and we were able to elicit testimony from both the plaintiff and the plaintiff’s expert in support of our position that the defendant attorney’s conduct bore no causal relationship to any of the plaintiffs’ alleged damages.  The jury deliberated for six hours before returning a verdict against the codefendant builder/seller for $18,000 and a finding of “no negligence” as to our client.