Our Practice

Practice Areas:
Business Litigation
Complex Tort Defense/Catastrophic Loss
Corporate/Transactional Law
Criminal Defense
Education
Employment Litigation and Counseling
Estate Planning/Probate
Insurance
Litigation/Trial Practice
Medical and Health Care Practice
Real Estate/Land Use

Experienced Advocates

With more than 125 years of combined experience, the lawyers and counselors of DeMoura | Smith have handled virtually every type of legal matter from the complex commercial engagement to small claims court cases. Whatever the scope of the matter, DeMoura | Smith's attorneys are committed to providing high-quality and cost-effective representation to businesses, institutions and individuals.

While it isn't possible to detail all of the different types of cases or clients we have represented, DeMoura | Smith's attorneys are currently handling a number of significant matters for its clients including:

  • Defending medical service provider in federal healthcare fraud investigation and criminal prosecution.
  • Representing higher education institution in premises liability death case involving student residing in fraternity house.
  • Defending propane retailer in multi-party carbon monoxide exposure action involving brain-damage and other personal injuries.
  • Defending former hedge fund administrator against multi-million dollar fraud and embezzlement charges.
  • Representing product development company against copyright violation and theft of trade secrets allegations in Pennsylvania federal court.
  • Defending university in wrongful termination and breach of employment contract action brought by former administrator.
  • Defending university athletic department against claims of post-concussion syndrome / closed head injury brought by former varsity athlete.
  • Prosecuting non-compete and trade secret claims against former manager of utility service company.
  • Defending institution against personal injury claim alleging liability for assault to visitor.

DeMoura | Smith attorneys have also successfully resolved thousands of matters through verdict, dispositive motion or settlement, including:

  • Summary judgment for landowner in $14 million Massachusetts suit brought by real estate developer alleging breach of option contract and fraud.
  • Defense jury verdict for telecommunications company accused by mortgage company of misrepresentation and consumer protection statute violations in Vermont federal court.
  • $750,000 settlement for real estate developer in connection with purchase of land subject to concealed easements.
  • Defense verdicts in 18 product liability actions in 12 states relating to allegations against appliance manufacturer.
  • Favorable settlement for youth organization relating to allegations of repeated sexual abuse by staff member.
  • Defense verdict in multi-million dollar Massachusetts federal court action for financial services company accused of fraud and misrepresentation in connection with stock option plans.
  • Successful opposition to efforts to construct multi-unit waterfront condominium complex.

Effective Solutions

From initial engagement to file closing, DeMoura | Smith attorneys recognize that the delivery of high-quality representation is of little value if it does not provide an effective, pragmatic and cost-effective solution for the client's legal problem. The firm, in cooperation and collaboration with the client, claims adjuster, risk manager and key decision makers, is committed to the development of effective strategies to achieve the client's objectives and solve the client's legal problems. Aggressive representation, early case assessment and valuation, realistic budgeting, frequent reporting and prompt responses to client inquiries are vital tools used to keep the client's goals and objectives always in mind and to ensure that all is being done to achieve an effective solution. This objective-oriented focus, combined with the firm's breadth and depth of litigation experience, enables DeMoura | Smith to deliver favorable results.

Tech-savvy and flexible

Committed to the mission of delivering excellent client-service and achieving cost-effective solutions, DeMoura | Smith has invested in the latest proven technologies, including cloud-based data and file management and storage, virtual office applications and telecommunications software. As a firm founded in the twenty-first century, DeMoura | Smith is not saddled with the high overhead caused by legacy computer and data systems or floors of high-rent office space. The use of state-of-the art and latest proven technologies and the absence of high fixed-cost structures provides the firm with flexibility to handle matters efficiently and to handle many engagements using creative and alternative fee arrangements with clients, including fixed-fee engagements, capped fees or contingency fees.

As experienced advocates, the Firm delivers high quality legal service and achieves effective solutions for its client's legal matters. Please contact one of our attorneys to discuss how DeMoura | Smith can meet your legal and representation needs professionally and cost-effectively.

Experienced Advocates | Effective Solutions