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Liz Mulvey Ranked #1 Lawyer in Massachusetts by Super Lawyers

In a recent issue of Boston Magazine, attorney Elizabeth Mulvey of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, was ranked the #1 lawyer in the state of Massachusetts by Super Lawyers. She was also recognized on a list of the Top 100 lawyers in the state, and again on a list of the Top 50 women attorneys in MA. Liz Mulvey is listed under the category of Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff by the publication.

The entire team at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, is thrilled to congratulate Liz on this tremendous accomplishment, as Super Lawyers uses a rigid selection process that combines independent research, peer review, and professional achievement to determine its annual rankings of attorneys in the state.


Liz Mulvey named to Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America 2014-2015

The entire team at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, is pleased to announce that Liz Mulvey has been recognized by Lawdragon as one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America for their 2014-2015 guide.  This is not the first year that Mulvey has received this impressive recognition.

Every year, Lawdragon compiles their list of the leading 500 attorneys in the U.S., regardless of practice area and location. They conduct a rigorous evaluation process, including both online voting and law firm submission to arrive at their annual list of attorneys.

You can read this year’s official press release by clicking here.


Lawyer Liz Mulvey named to prestigious national attorney list

The team at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, is proud to announce that founding partner Liz Mulvey was named to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America 2013 list. This prestigious list chooses 500 of the most acclaimed and successful lawyers in the country, regardless of practice areas and legal focuses.

Lawdragon began releasing its list of top lawyers in 2007, utilizing a rigorous selection process to determine who the top attorneys in the U.S. are each year. The selection process uses law firm submissions, online voting, and meticulous editorial research.

To learn more about this recognition and Lawdragon, read the official press release here.


2014 Benchmark Plaintiff features Liz Mulvey

Benchmark Plaintiff, a publication associated with Benchmark Litigation, plans to feature Liz Mulvey as a “litigation star in Massachusetts” in their 2014 edition. Liz Mulvey is one of the founding partners at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, and has been helping victims seek legal compensation and justice for over 30 years.

Although based on several criterion, the main factor in awarding this recognition is the reviews and recommendations provided by both clients and peers. Among both of these groups, Liz is considered to be a top-notch litigator.

Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, congratulates Liz on her accomplishment, of which you can learn more here.

Our legal team at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, provides quality and experienced legal guidance to people in Massachusetts who have been unduly injured by medical professionals. Call us at (617) 426-4488 to talk about your situation and legal options if you have been harmed by a reckless doctor.


Liz Mulvey Included in 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Liz Mulvey from Crowe & Mulvey, LLP was recently included in the 20th edition of the publication The Best Lawyers in America, and this is the 15th time that she has been recognized with this honor. The Best Lawyers in America is the oldest peer-reviewed publication in the legal field, and attorneys are named to this list on the basis of peer nomination and evaluation.

Not only has Liz Mulvey been included in this publication 15 times, but she has twice been recognized as “Lawyer of the Year,” once for medical malpractice and once for personal injury.

To read more about this achievement, click here.


More Costs to Bear?

money bagNext Tuesday, Elizabeth Mulvey of Crowe & Mulvey LLP will appear before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to fight a disturbing lower court ruling that has the potential to impose additional financial burdens of victims of medical malpractice and the lawyers who represent them.  In Faircloth v. Delillio, the mother of a severely brain damaged young girl brought suit against three health care providers who failed to notice that the amount of amniotic fluid in utero was dangerously low.  After finding that there was sufficient evidence as to two of the defendant providers, the tribunal found insufficient evidence against the doctor who actually looked at the ultrasound images.

In response to a perceived “medical malpractice crisis” nearly forty years ago, the Massachusetts legislature enacted General Laws, Chapter 231, Section 60B, establishing a pre-trial screening process intended to weed out “frivolous” medical malpractice cases.   The statute requires that all medical malpractice cases be presented to a panel consisting of a Superior Court judge, a lawyer, and a doctor, which will determine whether the case has sufficient merit to proceed to trial.  If the tribunal finds insufficient evidence, the plaintiff may pursue the case only by posting a $6,000 bond to pay the defendant’s costs in the event of a defense verdict at trial.

An important feature of the statute is a provision permitting the Superior Court to reduce the amount of the bond if the plaintiff is indigent and cannot afford the full $6,000.  This provision serves a crucial constitutional function by insuring that no one is deprived of access to the court because of an inability to pay.

However, in the Faircloth case, the Superior Court, while finding the plaintiff indigent, refused to reduce the amount of the bond, reasoning that the plaintiff’s attorney was advancing all other costs, and should be responsible for the bond as well.  Mulvey will argue that there is no legal authority to force counsel to pay for the bond, and that such a system would often create a conflict between the plaintiff and his counsel.  Further, such a rule would be unfair to plaintiffs whose lawyers were unwilling or unable to post the bond, perhaps even forcing them to change lawyers on short notice in the middle of a case.

 

Read the briefs filed by Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, the attorney for the doctor, and the Professional Liability Foundation, an organization of hospitals and malpractice insurers.


Liz Mulvey to Teach Cross-Examination Techniques

Rules in MedMal book coverLiz Mulvey will be speaking at the American Association for Justice’s upcoming education seminar, Winning Medical Negligence Cases with Rules of the Road. The program, to be held at the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, Arizona, on March 8-9, 2013, features updated and expanded presentations from last year’s well-attended event in Las Vegas.

The Rules of the Road approach is based on the bestselling trial guide by Pat Malone and  Rick Friedman, Winning Medical Malpractice Cases with the Rules the   Road™ Technique. All participants will receive a copy of the book, plus actual trial transcripts demonstrating how to use Rules approach in the courtroom.  The panel of speakers will also brainstorm with attendees about their own cases.

Program chairman Pat Malone has assembled a panel of nationally respected trial lawyers and consultants who will address all aspects of successfully representing victims of medical negligence, including discovery, opening, direct and cross-examination, and closing argument, during the two-day seminar. The faculty will share their secrets to create the winning edge in these challenging cases using Rules of the Road and other proven methods.

The seminar has been expanded to include a half-day of all new presentations on such topics as representing children with birth injuries, combating the epidemic of falls in hospitals and nursing homes, unlocking institutional secrets through depositions of corporate spokesmen, and calling the defendant as witness in the plaintiff’s case.

Mulvey is a frequent lecturer on trial practice in Massachusetts and nationally.  Malone has asked her to share her techniques for cross-examining expert witnesses without the benefit of a pre-trial deposition.  Mulvey is an advocate of this approach, which she feels benefits the plaintiff by eliminating the chance for defense experts to rehearse and shape their testimony, and also helps to keep litigation costs under control.

Crowe & Mulvey is a long-time Leaders Forum supporter of the AAJ, an organization that seeks to preserve and protect the rights of injured victims against judicial and legislative attacks.
 


Liz Mulvey to Present at AAJ National Meeting

Liz Mulvey will speak on cross-examination at the American Association for Justice’s Winter Convention in Miami, Florida, on February 12, 2013.  The annual event brings together lawyers from all over the country for educational programs on various topics related to the representation of injured victims.

Mulvey’s lecture, entitled “Rules of the Road in Medical Negligence Cases – Cross Examination,”  will focus on how to use common-sense principles to cross examine medical experts.  She will join a panel of noted lawyers from across the country as part of a five-day advocacy track designed to help lawyers present their clients’ cases in a persuasive and effective fashion at trial.

The “Rules of the Road” approach, pioneered by trial lawyers Pat Malone and Rick Friedman, aims to help lawyers develop rules of conduct for different situations that help to frame the important issues for the jury.  Mulvey will discuss how to use the Rules of the Road in medical malpractice cases to conduct an effective cross-examination of defense expert witnesses and to help jurors understand why adherence to these rules is required for patient safety.

Mulvey, who has taught trial practice to lawyers from across the country, advocates an aggressive approach to cross-examination that attempts to establish important elements of the plaintiff’s case through the defense experts, and to focus on areas for which the experts may not be well-prepared.  Her techniques have led to many memorable examinations and courtroom successes.