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Monday, March 16, 2015
CT LAW TRIBUNE REPORTS $360,000 LEGAL MALPRACTICE JUDGMENT AGAINST ATTORNEY WHO DIDN'T SHOW UP TO DEFEND HIMSELF!
Karen Ali of the CT Law Tribune reports as follows:
"Stamford attorney Richard Grant recently won a $360,000 legal malpractice case. But he's taking no particular pride in the victory. The defendant lawyer, Peter Shafran, never showed up to answer his charges.
"When there is no one there to defend it, it tends to make it easier," said Grant, of the Law Offices of Piazza, Simmons & Grant. "I tried to give him notice. We tried to find him. He never responded. It was a default judgment."
Grant said that to his knowledge Shafran is not practicing law at all in Connecticut. According to the Statewide Grievance Committee website, Shafran resigned his Connecticut law license in 2011 and waived the right to apply for reinstatement for 10 years. The next year, he was reprimanded by the grievance committee for engaging in "unethical conduct" for failing to record mortgage deeds for two 2009 real estate transactions in Fairfield County. A New York court imposed reciprocal discipline and disbarred him there in 2013..."