Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Salem Probate & Family Court.

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

Representative cases

Estate of Jacqueline Ann Kendall v. MassHealth, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Groundbreaking case determining right of MassHealth to collect money from an estate more than three years after the death of the beneficiary. Court ruled in favor of Attorney Fine’s clients on December 28, 2020.

Woytkiewicz v. Hamilton et al, Middlesex Family & Probate Court. Set a new legal standard for performing DNA test 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. Represented 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.