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The next step after the jury convicts: Appeal!

by Deborah Bates Riordan, Esq. and Theodore Riordan, Esq. The jury just came in.  They found you guilty.  This blog discusses the next step, filing an appeal. One of the most important conversations a trial attorney will have with a client who’s just been convicted is whether the client wishes to appeal.  In almost every […]

The Statute of Limitations a/k/a You Snooze You Lose

by Deborah Bates Riordan, Esq. and Theodore Riordan, Esq. Time matters when it comes to personal injury claims.  If you delay pursuing your claim, you may lose your rights and get nothing. Generally speaking, in Massachusetts you have three years from the date of an accident to file a negligence lawsuit against the person responsible […]

Collateral Effects of a Criminal Conviction (the many ways your life may be affected by the conviction)

by Deborah Bates Riordan, Esq. and Theodore Riordan, Esq. If you’re convicted by the jury, the judge is going to sentence you.  You may think that the punishment ordered by the judge is the end of it.  Maybe.  But it could also just be the beginning.  This blog discusses the many ways your life may […]

What Happens After the Notice of Appeal is Filed?

by Deborah Bates Riordan, Esq. and Theodore Riordan, Esq. This blog covers what happens after a Notice of Appeal is filed in a criminal case. It’s the follow-up to The Next Step After the Jury Convicts You: Appeal! After your trial lawyer files the Notice of Appeal, you need to hire an appellate lawyer. Once […]

Health Insurance, meet Car Insurance

by Deborah Bates Riordan, Esq. and Theodore Riordan, Esq. When you’re injured in a car accident, you may think your health insurer is going to pay your medical bills.  It may, at some point. But primary responsibility for your medical bills falls on a different insurer:  the insurance company for the car you were occupying. […]

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