Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Probate & Family Court.

Experienced litigator in Superior, Land, Probate, and District courts

 

Representative cases

Woytkiewicz v. Hamilton et al, Middlesex Family & Probate Court. Set a new legal standard for performing DNA testing on a deceased parent.

Cape Ann Marina LLC et al v. Boston Business Services Inc. et al, Essex Superior Court. Pierced the corporate veil to recover 100% of client’s loss resulting from theft by its payroll company.

Donald B.Corner et al v. T. Ewell Hopkins. Jr., Member of the Oak Bluffs Planning Board et al, Land Court. Representing owners of a historic commercial building in downtown Oak Bluffs in their challenge of permits for a project across the street.

In the Matter of Michael J. O’Brien, Essex Family & Probate Court. An early test of the priority of claims under the new Uniform Probate Code.

There are times when people need help mediating a disagreement, settling an argument, or seeking compensation for an injustice. You need a lawyer who listens carefully to your concerns, works with you to plan a winning strategy, develops creative solutions, and fights hard on your behalf.

Our services include:

Litigation in the Superior, Probate, and Land Courts
Mediation & Arbitration
Negotiating Settlements, Licenses, Easements, and other Agreements
Licenses & Permits

Representative Litigation & Dispute Resolution

  • Won landmark case in the Middlesex Probate Court creating standard for performing DNA testing on a deceased parent.
  • Negotiated an agreement among a non-profit organization, a neighbor, and the City of Gloucester that allowed the sale of a property to the non-profit.
  • Represent estate in probate dispute currently at the Appeals Court that was featured on the front page of Lawyers Weekly.
  • Won jury trial in the Newburyport Superior Court related to a breach of contract by a company’s finance manager.
Attorney Fine often represents homeowners and business owners before city and town boards.