Warren D. Hutchison
Top rated Civil Litigation attorney in Boston, MassachusettsFreeman Mathis & Gary, LLP
Warren Hutchison is a Partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary's Boston and Providence offices. He is a trial and appellate lawyer with experience in a broad range of civil litigation matters for both corporate and individual clients. Mr. Hutchison's areas of practice include unfair competition, trademarks, trade secrets, partnerships, breach of warranty, intellectual property, professional liability of architects, engineers, attorneys, accountants, investment advisors, financial planners, real estate brokers, and surveyors, toxic torts, personal injury, employment and environmental claims. Mr. Hutchison has experience in the litigation and settlement of class actions and antitrust claims.
Practice areasCivil Litigation: Defense, Professional Liability: Defense, Appellate, Business Litigation
First Admitted: 1981, Massachusetts
Professional Webpage: https://www.fmglaw.com/attorney_bio.php
- Member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since 1981; Member of the Bar of the State of Rhode Island and Rhode Island Bar Association since 1986; Member of the Bar of the United States District, District of Massachusetts since 1983; Member of the Bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit since 1982; Member of the Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York since 1986; Member of the Bar of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania since 1989; Member of the Bar of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island since 1997; Member of the Boston Bar Association since 1982; Repeated lecturer at meetings of Professional Liability Committee of the Litigation Section of the Boston Bar Association 1992 - 1994.
- More than 50 Jury Verdicts Representative Reported Decisions: Municipal High Income Fund, Inc. v. Goldman Sachs & Co., 54 A.D. 3d 591, 863 N.Y.S.2d 666 (2008). Court affirmed trial court's order denying motion to dismiss statute of limitations defense. Caldwell Tanks, Inc. v. Haley & Ward, Inc., 471 F.3d 210 (1st Cir. 2006). Court reviewed district court's decision denying engineer indemnity. Federal District Court trial, recovery on the indemnity counterclaim. Aldrich v. Add, Inc., 437 Mass. 213 (2002). Application of economic loss doctrine for architects. North American Specialty Ins. Co. v. Lapalme, 258 F.3d 35 (1st Cir. 2001). Court affirmed summary judgment in favor of accountant on claim of negligent misrepresentation due to inaccurate financial statements. Miller v. Mooney, 431 Mass. 57 (2000). Supreme Judicial Court affirmed summary judgment on the basis that attorney owed no duty to client's heirs when misrepresenting contents of will. TLT Const. Corp. v. A. Anthony Tappe and Associates, Inc., 48 Mass.App.Ct. 1, (1999). Court ruled res judicata in arbitration between owners and contractors creates affirmative defense for architects. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Cape Cod v. Weston & Sampson Engineers, Inc., 45 Mass.App.Ct. 120 (1998). Appeals Court decision granting new trial and overturning trial judge on statute of limitations and statute of repose issues. Priority Finishing Corp. v. LAL Const. Co., Inc., 40 Mass.App.Ct. 719 (1996). Court finds exception to economic loss doctrine where property damages involved. Comins v. Sharkansky, 38 Mass.App.Ct. 37 (1995). Court denies absolute immunity defense to accountant chosen to perform appraisal of stock under a court-approved agreement settling probate court action by shareholder's guardian. Lamare v. Basbanes, 418 Mass. 274 (1994). Supreme Judicial Court holds that attorney owes no duty to client's adversary. ESOV v. Kasparia, 32 Mass.App.Ct. 731 (1992). Appeal by architect found liable for construction deficiencies. Jet-Line Services, Inc. v. Board of Selectmen, 25 Mass.App.Ct. 645 (1988). Temporary restraining order affirmed to prevent Town from shutting down hazardous waste facility.
- Legal: Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts. J.D. degree. June, 1981; College: University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. B.S. degree in Mathematics and Economics. April, 1978; Honors:Summa Cum Laude, Departmental honors in Mathematics and Economics.
- "Nycal Corporation v. KPMG Peat Marwick, LLP: Defining the Scope of an Accountant's Duty to Third Parties in Issuing Audit Reports," Boston Bar Journal, January/February 1999.
- Board of Bar Overseers Hearing Committee member for two terms 2001 - 2007.
- Recognized by Best Lawyers in America®, 2021 Edition in the fields of Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Construction, and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Best Lawyers in America®, 2021 Edition in the fields of Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Construction, and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2020
- Recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine in the areas of Civil Litigation Defense, Professional Liability: Defense, and Business Litigation, 2005 & 2013 – 2017, Massachusetts Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine in the areas of Civil Litigation Defense, Professional Liability: Defense, and Business Litigation, 2005 & 2013 – 2017
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- Super Lawyers: 2005, 2013 - 2019