Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo’s insurance law group represents clients before the federal and state trial and appellate courts and administrative agencies. Experienced trial lawyers of the highest caliber, Smith Duggan attorneys also know how to marshal evidence to avoid trial through pre-trial motions practice and to obtain favorable settlements through pre-trial discovery and case evaluations. They are well versed in expert evidence issues that loom large in many of today’s lawsuits. Firm attorneys have lectured and published on scientific evidence issues and the Daubert and Lanigan standards governing the admissibility of expert evidence. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s watershed Canavan’s Case decision concerning expert testimony resulted from Smith Duggan’s successful appellate advocacy.
Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo LLP has significant insurance litigation experience in cases of all types and levels of complexity, including claims asserting products liability, construction defects or hazards, property casualty loss, hazardous waste, premises liability, automobile accidents, personal injury, unfair and deceptive business practices, and coverage disputes between insurers and their insureds.