Torts & Professional Negligence

In a matter involving a complex trust instrument drafted more than forty years ago and intricate statute of limitations issues, Stefan represented a trust beneficiary at the trial and appellate court level. He achieved a large settlement for his client following mediation and Stefan’s successful advocacy before an appeals court that resulted in the reversal of an adverse trial court ruling that would otherwise have terminated the client’s claims. In a professional negligence case, he represented a drug therapy patient who received a $212,500 settlement from a methadone clinic and its insurers due to the “boundary” violations committed by its employee counselor, who had engaged in a sexual affair with the patient. Stefan has also successfully defended design professionals facing disciplinary action by the Board of Professional Licensure.