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Terry McAvoy Authors DRI Article on Texas Supreme Court Malpractice Case

October 27, 2016

Terrence P. McAvoy, a Chicago-based partner and member of the Lawyers for the Profession® group at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, authored the article, "Trial Court's Error in Underlying Case Was Superseding Cause of Plaintiffs' Claimed Damages," published in the Professionalism Perspectives Newsletter by DRI on October 14, 2016.

The article analyzes the case, Stanfield v. Neubaum, 2016 WL 3536865 (Tex. June 24, 2016), and how the Texas Supreme Court held that in a legal malpractice case arising from an adverse verdict, the trial court's error in the underlying case was the superseding cause of plaintiffs' claimed damages. The article concludes with Mr. McAvoy discussing the significance of the opinion. 

Read the full article, "Trial Court's Error in Underlying Case Was Superseding Cause of Plaintiffs' Claimed Damages," on the DRI website.

Terrence McAvoy has more than 25 years of civil litigation practice experience in state and federal court, concentrating in the defense of professional liability claims. 

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S. law firm with 450 attorneys located in 11 states and London. Founded in 1934, the firm has a national reputation for its insurance industry work, its representation of professionals and law firms, and its closely coordinated business advisory, transactional and litigation services. We serve clients ranging from emerging and middle-market businesses to Fortune 500 companies, as well as governmental and public sector clients.

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