Williams Parker Harrison Firm Cleared of Malpractice Claims

Posted by msch on Dec 20, 2011 12:26:00 PM

tibar blogSarasota, Florida - A six-member jury found in favor of Sarasota's oldest law firm last week in a legal malpractice lawsuit with potentially millions of dollar stake. 

The 86-year old law firm of Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen faced legal malpractice charges brought by Marc and Teresa Basnight, who claimed negligent legal advice led to the purchase of a commercial property that was later foreclosed on, and ultimately caused them roughly $3 million in damages. 

The jury rejected the arguments of the Basnight's attorney, Andrew Seiden of Seiden, Alder & Matthewman P.A., after only 45-minutes of deliberations, according to the Sarasota Herald Tribune

Wiliams Parker attorneys John Moore and Terri Costa were represented by Phelps Dunbar partners Jessica Alley and Larry Ingram. 

Courtroom View Network recorded the full two-week trial, gavel-to-gavel, which is available here.

Topics: Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen, Malpractice