Matthew Watson Authors Two Articles in the March 2016 Issue of the ABA's LPL eAdvisory

March 31, 2016

Matthew R. Watson, a Boston-based associate at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, published two articles in the March 2016 issue of the American Bar Association's LPL eAdvisory.

Mr. Watson's first article "Rhode Island Supreme Court rejects continuing representation doctrine and reaffirms need for expert testimony in legal malpractice action" examines the opinion in Behroozi v. Kirshenbaum, ---A.3d  ---, 2016 WL 123108 (R.I. Jan. 12, 2016), where the Rhode Island Supreme Court recently addressed a number of issues surrounding the timeliness and viability of a legal malpractice action.

His second article "Attorney for trustee does not owe duty of care to trust beneficiary in light of conflicts of interest between trustee and beneficiary," summarizes the opinion in Audette v. Poulin, ---A.3d  ---, 2015 WL 8350473 (R.I. Dec. 9, 2015), in which the Rhode Island Supreme Court was recently called upon to consider an issue of first impression regarding whether an attorney for a trustee owes a duty of care to a trust beneficiary. 

Read the March 2016 Edition of the LPL eAdvisory on the American Bar Association website. 

Matthew Watson focuses his practice in insurance coverage litigation and professional liability litigation, with particular emphasis on the defense of lawyers and law firms against liability claims and disputes.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a national law firm with approximately 500 attorneys providing coordinated legal services across the United States and in London. Hinshaw lawyers partner with businesses, governmental entities and individuals to help them effectively address legal challenges and seize opportunities. Founded in 1934, the firm represents clients in complex litigation and in regulatory and transactional matters.