Fire/Hurricane/Property Damage Cases
Property Damage/Mold/Fungi Cases
Business Interruption/Loss of Business income/Lost Rents/Additional Living Expense Damages;
Property damage related co-insurance issues;
Lyold’s of London, Law Commission of England
Toxic Tort Law
Chemical Exposure Cases
Entertainment Contract Law
Personnel Injury/Wrongful Death Cases
Product Liability Cases
Social Security Disability Cases
Insurance Claim Organization and Audits/Reviews.
Sports/Entertainment Contract Representation
Lakin Law Firm, LLC
Our firm was formed by business oriented lawyers to serve clients in a professional and productive manner and to minimize legal expenses. We believe practical experience and knowledge is the critical factor in comprehending and determining legal issues.
Our firm has conscientiously chosen to operate at a manageable size, large enough to provide a full range of services to our clients, both internally and through our network of counsel serving throughout New England, Florida, Georgia and Washington DC, yet small enough to offer a personal approach to our clients. We believe it is vitally important to provide all our clients the attention and dedication necessary to solve their problems and to offer the personal touch that many large firms cannot offer.
We serve as national, regional and local counsel and coordinators to corporations and insurance companies. We believe our clients can be better served by first solving their problems short of litigation, thereby saving unnecessary costs associated with litigation. However, if litigation is required, our firm has extensive trial experience with over one hundred civil and criminal trials in the last ten years.
Additionally, we believe prompt, effective, and accurate business and legal evaluations of claims and legal problems can avoid litigation. Our partners have extensive business and management experience, working for and with various types of corporations, including manufacturers, professional service organizations, and insurers. This experience, coupled with our legal knowledge, and trial experience, will assure our clients of the proper evaluations necessary in determining whether disputes should be settled, mediated, arbitrated or litigated. Consequently, we guide and represent various clients utilizing the most effective software technology, strategy and legal approaches in any case, to the fullest extent of the law.
We also have developed an extensive network of counsel throughout New England, Florida, Georgia and Washington DC . These individuals have backgrounds and/or degrees in engineering, accounting, nursing, and other professions. They provide technical and legal support in preparing and maintaining our cases, as needed. These collective resources are pooled and tailored to each client’s individual need, better serving our respective clients.
Kenneth A. Lakin
Mr. Lakin has an extensive insurance background, with over ten years of experience in that industry. He is a former adjuster, supervisor and manager at both Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and the Lexington Insurance Company of Boston, the largest excess and surplus lines insurance carrier in the country. He has handled, developed, managed and litigated various claims dealing in a variety of liability areas, including auto, premise, products, environmental and toxic torts. He is a former workers compensation manager and has lectured on workers’ compensation laws in Massachusetts.
Mr. Lakin has experience in developing and managing an environmental claims unit handling and specializing in asbestos, silicosis, chemical exposure, lead paint, DES, latex, TMJ, tobacco, breast implants, carpal tunnel, radon, and other latent injury/toxic tort cases, as well as pharmaceutical negligence and drug product cases. He has litigated and managed various types of environmental bodily injury and property damage contamination cases. Mr. Lakin also has handled, managed, litigated and settled hundreds of insurance coverage disputes both in the Untied States and abroad. He has been involved in and is experienced with reinsurance, reinsurance settlement disputes, and cedant/reinsurer recovery disputes both in the domestic and London markets.
Mr. Lakin is general counsel for sports marketing companies and has tried many civil trials and is the litigation partner in charge of insurance litigation, toxic tort litigation, employment disputes, and environmental law. Mr. Lakin also represents small businesses including manufacturers, nursing homes, and service companies. Mr. Lakin is also currently a sports and entertainment agent representing professional football players. Mr. Lakin is also an adjunct professor of law teaching sports law at Massachusetts School of Law.
A.B., Boston College
J.D., Massachusetts School of Law
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, United States Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts, United States Appeals Court for the First Circuit, New Hampshire Supreme Court, New Hampshire Federal Court and the United States Supreme Court
American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Essex County Bar Association, Lawrence Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, International Association of Defense Counsel, American Bar Association Tort and Insurance Practice Committee, Massachusetts Association of Defense Counsel, Boston Bar Association Environmental and Energy Committee, Boston College Alumni Education Committee, National Football League Player’s Association, Sports Lawyers Association, Massachusetts Reinsurance Bar Association.
Tracy Kramer handles civil litigation matters for Lakin Law Firm, LLC. She also represents insureds, both residential and commercial, in first party insurance coverage disputes during litigation as well as the pre-suit claim process.
Ms. Kramer’s practice includes prosecuting declaratory judgment actions regarding insurance coverage disputes. In addition, she defends Examinations Under Oaths of insureds and provides advice to her clients on how best to resolve their claims.
Ms. Kramer is experienced in all aspects of trial practice, including conducting discovery; taking and defending depositions of insurance company representatives, third parties, and other persons; drafting pleadings and arguing a variety of motions, including motions to dismiss and for summary judgment; and conducting mediations, settlement negotiations and trials.
Ms. Kramer joined Lakin Law Firm, LLC in March 2018. She is the managing partner for handling all Florida-based matters for the law firm. During the past few years, she represented plaintiffs, previously working for Insurance Litigation Group. Prior to June 2014, the bulk of Ms. Kramer’s background involved representing insurers while working for McIntosh Sawran, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP for six years, and Butler Pappas for four and a half years. She began her legal career in 1995, and is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Florida. Ms. Kramer is also admitted in Georgia, Colorado, and Massachusetts and handles all Georgia-based litigation. She graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Arts in Music in 1992, and obtained her law degree from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center in 1995.
John F. Lakin
John Lakin is currently Of Counsel to the Burlington office of Lakin Law Firm P.C. Mr. Lakin was one of the original partners with his brother Kenneth when the firm opened in 1992. Mr. Lakin received his A.B. from Boston College in 1983 and his J.D. from Massachusetts School of Law in 1990. Mr. Lakin has extensive courtroom experience as lead counsel in over one hundred Jury/Bench trials over many years of practice.
Mr. Lakin is admitted in Massachusetts only. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, and the American Bar Association (member of the Tort Trial and Insurance section and International section, Europe committee). Mr. Lakin has spoken at legal conferences and meetings throughout America, and has also spoken internationally in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and Bermuda. He has been interviewed on BBC international radio regarding the American legal system. Mr. Lakin was the commencement speaker at Massachusetts School of Law in 2013, where he received an honorary degree from the law school.
Mr. Lakin has also appeared as a legal analyst on CNN Headline News, C Span, Court TV and MSNBC. He practices in the area of first party property insurance litigation, social security disability cases, civil litigation and criminal defense. Mr.Lakin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jo Anne Lanza
Jo Anne Lanza has over 20 years of management experience. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Paralegal Studies, from Rivier University and a Juris Doctor Degree, from Massachusetts School of Law.
Jo Anne has worked in various areas of management including office management and small business management. Additional work experience includes working as a litigation support specialist in the area of environmental law and civil litigation including handling first party insurance coverage discovery, pre-trial documentation, and trial documents. Jo Anne also has extensive experience in property law and as a real estate professional.
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