Our Areas Of Focus
Finding the right legal counsel is essential for success. Gunning & LaFazia, Inc. has earned a reputation for excellent results. Since 1954, the Firm has been a leader in civil litigation throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Gunning & LaFazia, Inc. represents businesses, insurance companies, and their insureds in various legal matters.
Insurance Defense Work
Insurance defense litigation is the primary focus of Gunning & LaFazia, Inc.‘s practice. Counsel have extensive and practical experience in all phases of litigation, from discovery, alternative dispute resolution, up to and through trial and appeal. We have long-standing relationships with insurance companies and their insureds throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts, which allows for the Firm to better understand the needs of its clients. Through these well-established relationships, Gunning & LaFazia, Inc. has a proven record of providing skilled representation in claims involving, but not limited to:
- Bad faith;
- Property damage;
- Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist;
- Commercial General Liability;
- High education; and
- Employment discrimination.
“Our Firm has extensive experience trying cases in both state and federal courts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. We take a thorough approach to building a strong defense by working with carriers during the initial investigation phase of claims and during discovery. Further, members of the Firm have offered legal advice to clients, outside of the litigation arena by offering lectures on various legal topics such as Bad Faith litigation in First-Party claims.
Other Areas Of Practice
Our attorneys defend business clients against claims involving:
- Premises liability claims involving dangerous property conditions, slip and falls, negligent security and more
- Products liability claims involving allegations of defective design or manufacture, or inadequate warnings
- Medical malpractice claims against doctors, nurses, hospitals and other health care providers and institutions
We take a thorough approach to building a strong defense, beginning with a detailed investigation and discovery. We often enlist expert witnesses to provide compelling testimony. One of our attorneys has lectured on the nuanced topic of expert witnesses in cases involving claims of psychological injury, just one of many areas in which we possess valuable in-depth understanding.