Loren R. Barron, Esquire’s Summary Judgement Upheld in Legal Malpractice Defense Case

On August 6, 2021, the Supreme Court of the State of Delaware upheld summary judgment in an Order authored by Chief Justice Collins Seitz in the matter of Addalli v Boyer, a legal malpractice case defended by our Wilmington, Delaware, partner, Loren R. Barron, Esquire. The Court had previously determined that expert testimony is required for a plaintiff to prevail in a legal malpractice case.  Here, the plaintiff was unable to procure an expert, and summary judgment was granted for the defendant.  The plaintiff appealed arguing that an expert was not needed based on a previous Delaware trial court decision stating that expert testimony was not required in a bench trial (presumably because the judge would not need the expert testimony).  Here, since the defense requested a jury trial, not a bench trial, summary judgment was upheld.