Client in coma as result of accident.
Client became injured in a rear end car accident that occurred on the highway. The client knew the other driver was at fault, and was able to obtain the other driver's insurance information. Initially the client wanted to work out the case without an attorney. Despite trying, she was not able to reach an agreement with the at-fault driver's insurance company for her hospital expenses and other damages caused by the injuries. Bills were mounting and she did not know where to turn. After hiring our law firm, we reached a fair settlement with the insurance company and they agreed to take care of all her bills. We then demanded every dollar that was available under the client's policy limits or we would take the case to court. Faced with the possibility of litigation, the insurance company eventually settled with our client and paid every dollar (100,000.00) under the policy.
Defendant was charged with brutally stabbing another man after a fight broke out in Providence, RI. Two other co-defendat's opted to plead guilty and are facing lengthy terms in prison. Defendant opted to take his case to trial and was ultimately found not guilty notwithstanding the fact that the victims blood was found on the defendant.
No jail for client charged with Delivering over 100 grams of Heroin.
Client, owner and operator of a temporary employment agency, alleged to have withheld/failed to account for nearly $1million in taxes, charged with tax evasion in viol. Of 26 USC 7201 and wilful failure to collect and pay federal employment taxes in violation of 26 USC 7202.
A decorated and extremely popular Johnston High School teacher was charged with forging a check and embezzling funds that were earmarked for a school field trip. The charges were instigated and brought by a school committee member who had political differences with this particular teacher. The teacher is in charge of many field trips and dedicates a majority of his free time to organizing and planning them. The charges were dismissed after we were able to demonstrate that there was no intent to commit a crime and that politics were playing a larger role than the actual law. As a result of this dismissal the teacher was able to resume his employment as a school teacher - a position that he had held for 30 years prior.
Passenger in vehicle that lost control.
Client charged with 1st-degree child molestation (capital offense-- punishable by up to life in prison) released on bail and Gov. subsequently dismissed the charge against him via a No Information filing.
Attorney Michael R. Lombardi was featured in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly for successfully challenging a K-9 search of an automobile resulting in over one thousand grams of cocaine being suppressed from the case ultimately causing the commonwealth to dismiss all charges against the defendant. The defendant was facing a minimum 15 years in prison if convicted. The Defendant fled the vehicle after a traffic stop in North Attleboro, the police had a dog sniff around the exterior of the vehicle to no avail and then the dog was placed inside the. It was not until the dog was placed inside the vehicle that it indicated a hit and more than one kilogram of cocaine was discovered. Superior Court Judge Lloyd Macdonald ruled in Commonwealth v. Negron that there was a lack of probable cause for the search and thus the evidence had to be suppressed. The court reasoned that once the police combed around the interior of the car and the dog sniffed around the exterior the search should have ended.