Best Lawyers in America Selects Hannafan & Hannafan as Top Law Firm

First published in 1983, The Best Lawyers in America has used the same tried and true peer review process consistently for 36 years. While the scope and scale of this publication has dramatically grown over the past three decades, the core mission of Best Lawyers to highlight the top legal talent in America has remained the unchanged. The firm Hannafan & Hannafan has been selected by peers for inclusion in the 26th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for the company’s stellar work in Beth-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation.

Tips to Avoid Trust Litigation

Similar to other court cases, trust litigation can be costly and take several months or longer to resolve. So, it’s best to try to take the necessary steps to minimize the likelihood of trust litigation. If you are a trustee, it is important to carry out your duties as a trustee properly. If you are the trustor, it is key to create your trust, so there is no basis for challenging it. Be sure and make the trust agreement as clear as possible without room for varied interpretation. This is an area where the Hannafan attorneys can help.

Defending Breach of Contract Claim

Blake Hannafan was lead counsel in a three-week jury trial in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts before Judge Allison Burroughs.  Plaintiff 600 lb Gorillas, Inc. brought this lawsuit against Defendants Fieldbrook Foods Corp. and Mister Cookie Face, LLC where the plaintiff alleged that the defendants failed to manufacture ice cream for Gorillas’ ice cream sandwiches to the agreed-upon specifications.  Gorillas’ claims included breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraudulent misrepresentation, seeking damages in excess of $13 million.  On behalf of its clients, Hannafan & Hannafan filed counterclaims for breach of contract and promissory estoppel.  The jury awarded Fieldbrook Foods and Mister Cookie Face every penny they asked for (over $270,000), and the plaintiff was awarded $725,000.

What if you were injured in a car accident?

How do you calculate your injury damages?  An attorney can determine the value of your claim, examining factors of total medical bills, whether or not you missed work, the fault of the injury, and how the accident happened.  The result is a claim review estimate.

Auto collisions are one of the most prevalent areas of personal injury cases.  Common vehicle injuries are:

  • Whiplash

  • Spinal cord or head injury

  • Fatal accidents

  • Wrongful death

If you were hurt in an accident, be sure to contact an attorney, such as Hannafan & Hannafan, who practices personal injury law.