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We defend public employees and public officials against claims of discrimination and violations of civil rights, allegations of false arrest, and use of excessive force.
PDP has substantial trial experience in product liability cases. Damages tried include the entire personal-injury spectrum, wrongful death, disembowelment, personal injury and property damage, including both compensatory and punitive-damage claims.
Our firm has defended a wide variety of suits arising out of actions taken by public employees and elected officials, including selectmen, mayors, building inspectors, members of zoning commissions, police officers and teachers in the course of the execution of their duties
PDP has represented defendants in the asbestos litigation for more than two decades and we are intimately familiar with all aspects of these claims. We are conversant with the workings of the consolidated asbestos dockets in each of the states in which we practice and frequently act as lead counsel.
We are well-versed in the interpretation and application of liability insurance policies under state and federal law. Our familiarity with insurance policy norms and standards allows us to provide robust protection to clients in all aspects of their coverage disputes.
School & Education
We defend school districts, elected and appointed officers, and school employees in actions arising out of the performance of their public duties, including student discipline, school liability and employment claims.
Our broad scope of litigation experience also provides hard-won perspective for advising clients how to avoid litigation by adopting appropriate employment practices and risk management procedures.
PDP attorneys have extensive trial court experience and success in civil litigation lawsuits. We have skill in handling a wide variety of general litigation.
We have significant experience in prosecuting and defending a broad range of business and commercial litigation. Our aggressive preparation and investigation tactics are at the core of creating positive results for business and commercial clients at dispositive motions, mediation, and trials.
PDP's appellate attorneys are critical strategic components to our firm's success in civil litigation and insurance coverage proceedings. Their intimate involvement in all facets of the case strengthens the last line of defense.