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HANDS ON INVESTIGATION LEADS TO $150,000 SETTLEMENT FOR CLIENT INJURED BY NEGLIGENCE OF RESTAURANT

Our client was out with her family at a popular restaurant in Cranston celebrating her daughter’s college graduation when a metal divider, which the Restaurant failed to properly secure, fell on the client causing her a concussion and soft tissue injuries. Thereafter, she also suffered PTSD and anxiety as a result of the incident. Attorney Michael R. Lombardi worked relentlessly on the client’s case and based on his personal investigation was able to document the screws missing from the divider which led it to fall on the client. Attorney Lombardi’s commitment to the case led to a settlement for $150,000.00.


SUCCESSFULLY STACKED TWO UNINSURED MOTORISTS POLICIES FOR COMBINED POLICY LIMITS OF $229,000 FOR INJURED PASSENGER

Our client was a front seat passenger in a vehicle struck by another vehicle after it failed to stop at a posted stop sign. The client was diagnosed with multiple injuries including sprains to her neck and back as well as a severe fracture to her right humerus extending through her elbow. The client had to undergo surgery, her arm was casted for weeks and her arm is now permanently scarred and deformed. Attorney Michael R. Lombardi was able to immediately locate two household uninsured motorists’ policies and stacked them to ultimately settle the case for the combined policy limits of $229,000.00. This is one example of how the time-tested and results-driven approach of the Law Offices of Michael R. Lombardi will maximize your claim.


INJURED PASSENGER IN MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT CASE SETTLED FOR $100,000 POLICY LIMIT

Our client was a passenger in a motor vehicle driven by an operator who negligently collided with a National Grid Utility Pole. Our client sustained serious injuries, including a fractured sternum. The Law Offices of Michael R. Lombardi successfully negotiated settlement for $100,000.00 within six months of the accident.


INJURED PASSENGER IN DRUNK DRIVING MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT SETTLED FOR DEFENDANT’S POLICY LIMIT AND A TOTAL SETTLEMENT OF $45,000.00

Our client was a passenger on a motorcycle negligently operated by a drunk driver causing her fall from the bike and sustain serious injury to her ankle and otherwise. Michael R. Lombardi settled the case for the defendant’s $25,000.00 policy limit in less than three months from the date of the accident and got the client an additional $20,000.00 pursuant an uninsured motorist claim resulting in a full settlement of $45,000.00.


SLIP AND FALL SETTLED FOR $70,000.00

Our client was walking into an animal clinic in Providence when she slipped and fell as a result of water accumulating in the entryway of the business. She sustained an ACL injury as a result of the fall requiring surgery. The defendants vehemently denied liability. The Law Offices of Michael R. Lombardi fought the corporate defendants and were able to settle the case for $70,000.00.


HIT AND RUN SETTLED FOR $125,000

Our client was a front seat passenger in a vehicle that was struck by another vehicle at the center passenger side which vehicle then fled the scene of the accident. Our client sustained injuries including a sprained neck, shoulder and knee as a result of the accident. The Law Offices of Michael R. Lombardi worked diligently to settle his case for what we knew the client deserved and successfully negotiate settlement of the client’s case $125,000.00!


$73,000.00 SETTLEMENT OF DOG BITE CASE

Our client was attacked by a the Defendant’s dog on Defendant’s business property while attempting to deliver a freight order which the Defendant admittedly made deliverable by next day air. He sustained a nerve crush injury to his wrist requiring orthopedic surgery as a result of the dog bite. The Defendant argued he was immune from liability under this State’s so-called “Dog Bite Statute”, stating under oath he had no reason to believe the dog had a vicious propensity. Upon due diligence and investigation, the Law Offices of Michael Lombardi were able to track down a police report for a prior dog bite by the Defendant’s same dog on the same property, thereby obliterating the Defendant’s credibility and establishing a prima facie case for liability. This smoking gun led to the prompt settlement of the matter for $73,000.00.


FORENSIC DRUG TESTING EXPERT RETAINED TO CHALLENGE RIDOC FORCING THE AG TO WITHDRAW BAIL VIOLATION, CLIENT RELEASED ON HOME CONFINEMENT ON 9-COUNT ARMED ROBBERY INDICMENT

Our client was indicted on a 9-count armed robbery/home invasion indictment. Attorney Michael R. Lombardi was able to get the client surety bail with home confinement as a condition of bail. Attorney Lombardi effectively negotiated a full sentence of one year on home confinement. The client was, admittedly, a habitual marijuana user prior to being placed on home confinement and the same was demonstrated in an initial drug screening test by RIDOC. Three months later, the client was tested again by RIDOC with results reflecting decreased levels of marijuana in the client’s system. The Attorney General’s Office filed a 46G violation report alleging that the client violated the conditions of bail by smoking marijuana while on home confinement. The Attorney General’s Office indicated because the marijuana levels “didn’t go down enough” between the two tests, the client must have smoked marijuana while release on home confinement as a condition of his bail; their position was that marijuana should have been out of his system within thirty (“30”) days.
The client was taken back into custody pending a violation hearing where the government would be required to prove, by a fair preponderance of the evidence, that the client smoked marijuana while released on home confinement in violation of his conditions of bail. Attorney Lombardi knew that in this circumstance, where the marijuana levels had decreased since being placed on home confinement, there was a serious question as to whether the government could establish the alleged bail violation.
Determined to get to the bottom of what factual, scientific or legal basis the Government had to establish the alleged violation, Attorney Michael R. Lombardi demanded production of the RIDOC materials associated with the drug tests performed on the client. When the Attorney General’s Office and RIDOC refused to provide those materials voluntarily, Attorney Lombardi moved for, and was granted, a Rule 17(c) Subpoena commanding production of the materials in the name of the Court. Meanwhile, Attorney Lombardi retained the expert services of a Forensic Scientist who formed a preliminarily opinion that there was no scientific basis to conclude that the client smoked marijuana while on home confinement. The RIDOC materials were eventually produced and provided to the expert who would make findings that lined up with Attorney Lombardi’s initial impressions.
Attorney Lombardi presented the Court with an expert report showing the drug tests performed did not provide scientific evidence that the client violated bail by smoking marijuana, that RIDOC failed to comply with its own standards, as well as national standards, in conducting the tests and investigating the results and finally that the RIDOC test program is obsolete for marijuana abstinence monitoring.
The same day that Attorney Lombardi presented the report and argued its contents, the Attorney General’s Office withdrew the bail violation it filed. The client was released back on home confinement by the close of the business day. But for the unrelenting commitment Attorney Michael R. Lombardi demonstrated in investigating the basis for the alleged violation and defending the client otherwise, the client would not have been released back on home confinement and would have been exposed to a lengthy sentence upon conviction of any or all of the felony offenses on which he was indicted. Instead, Attorney Michael R. Lombardi’s zealous advocacy beat the violation and put the client back in a position to receive a non-conviction sentence on the serious crimes for which he was indicted.


DRUNK DRIVING VICTIM SETTLED FOR $200,000.00 POLICY LIMITS

Our minor client was a restrained passenger in his mother’s vehicle while stopped in the breakdown lane on Route 3 North in Braintree when the defendant-drunk driver slammed into the rear of their vehicle. Our minor client was rushed to Boston Children’s Hospital where he was diagnosed as having sustained a left femoral diaphyseal fracture and soft tissue swelling. He had surgery the following day and was casted. Our minor client required further treatment with an orthopedic following his surgery and he was also assessed as having symptoms of PTSD as a result of the accident including a post-accident fear of traveling in motor vehicles. The minor client ultimately made good progress in dealing with those symptoms by virtue of counseling. The Law Offices of Michael R. Lombardi recognized the seriousness of the damages sustained by the minor client and successfully negotiated settlement with the defendant’s carrier for the $100,000.00 policy limit as well as the client’s underinsured motorist carrier for its’ $100,000.00 policy limit for a total settlement of $200,000.00.


INJURED PASSENGER WITH FRACTURED ELBOW
SETTLED FOR $50,000 POLICY LIMIT

Our client was a front seat passenger in a motor vehicle that rear-ended someone the impact of which resulted in air bag deployment. The client sustained multiple injuries including a fractured right elbow which eventually became infected requiring multiple surgeries and skin grafts. Attorney Michael R. Lombardi effectively settled the client’s case for the $50,000.00 policy limit.


DEFENDANT DETERMINED TO BE IN UNLAWFUL POSESSION OF MORE THAN 10 FIREARMS RECEIVED BELOW GUIDELINES SENTENCE

The defendant was indicted on multiple counts of unlawful dealing in firearms and witness tampering. He plead guilty to certain counts from the indictments pursuant a plea agreement negotiated by Attorney Michael R. Lombardi with the Government. The Sentencing Court ultimately found the Defendant was in unlawful possession of at least 10 firearms and that he engaged in the sale of said firearms, including a rocket launcher. As a result of the number of firearms at issue, the applicable sentencing guidelines were greatly enhanced; particularly, the defendant was exposed to a sentencing guideline of 30 months to 37 months incarceration. Attorney Michael R. Lombardi argued relentlessly against the guideline calculation from the presentence report and for a variance from the applicable range including because of the defendant’s limited criminal history and personal circumstances. Ultimately, the Court did impose a variant sentence below the guidelines, particularly 24 months of incarceration, in the face of the Government’s insistence otherwise.


INJURED PEDESTRIAN’S CASE SETTLED FOR $250,000 WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF INJURY

Our client was walking in the breakdown lane when she was severely injured due to a car veering off the road and violently striking her from behind. The client sustained multiple injuries including a broken leg and broken pelvis. The insurance company and defendant driver initially argued our client was walking in the roadway and was therefore at fault. Attorney Michael R. Lombardi vehemently argued to the contrary, immediately filed a civil action and obtained an accident reconstruction report conducted by the Rhode Island State Police that supported his contention that our client bared no fault and that our client was in the breakdown lane when she was struck from behind. Though the insurance company initially attempted to blindly place the blame on our client, Attorney Michael R. Lombardi was able to settle the case for $250,000.00 within six months of the client being injured. But one example of how The Law Offices of Michael R. Lombardi and Associates time-tested and results-driven approach will maximize your case!


CASE SETTLED FOR $100,000 POLICY LIMIT FOR CLIENT INJURED AFTER BEING STRUCK HEAD ON BY WRONG WAY DRUNK DRIVER

Our client was 55 year old fork lift driver who was injured after being struck head on by a wrong way drunk driver on Interstate 95 going approximately 50 MPH prior to impact. The high speed front end collision resulted in airbag deployment. The client sustained multiple injuries including to his left shoulder and right knee. He was out of work for more than three months due to the accident and required ongoing medical treatment during that time including physical therapy. Attorney Michael R. Lombardi settled the client’s claim against the defendant-driver’s insurance company for $100,000.00 and thereafter successfully pursued and settled an underinsured motorist claim with the client’s carrier.


MARIJUANA GROW DEFENDANT CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE FELONY DRUG OFFENSES SENTENCED TO ONE YEAR PROBATION

Police raided our client’s home and seized over 600 grams of marijuana, dozens of marijuana plants, other controlled substances and over $7,000.00 in US currency. He was charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana, and possession with intent to deliver marijuana facing a potential sentence of thirty-six (36) years imprisonment. Attorney Michael R. Lombardi was able to hone in on the nuances of the evolving marijuana laws in Rhode Island eventually leading to dismissal of the felony counts. The client was ultimately sentenced to just one year probation on misdemeanor simple possession of marijuana.


$100,000 POLICY LIMIT SETTLEMENT FOR CLIENT INJURED IN MVA REQUIRING NECK SURGERY

Our client seriously injured his neck and back in a motor vehicle accident where the defendant-driver attempted to cut in front of him while exiting the off ramp near the Providence Place Mall thereby striking his vehicle. He was left with a neck disability index (NDI) of 60% months following the accident. Ultimately, the client required neck surgery and was left with a permanent scar on his neck as a result. Attorney Michael R. Lombardi fought relentlessly to get the compensation the client deserved and ultimately settled the client’s case for the defendant’s $100,000 policy limit.


DEFENDANT CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT ROBBERY AND MULTIPLE FRAUD OFFENSES SENTENCED TO ONE YEAR PROBATION

Police alleged our client orchestrated a fake robbery and fraudulently reported to police that she was robbed of her employer’s cash deposits while attempting to make a deposit at the bank. Investigators discovered evidence that directly connected the client to the alleged perpetrator in contradiction to her statements to police as well as other damaging evidence. Attorney Lombardi was nonetheless able to negotiate a non-jail disposition and the client was sentenced to only 1 year of unsupervised probation on two fraud misdemeanor counts and two other counts, including the felony count for Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, were dismissed.


DEFENDANT FOUND IN POSSESSION OF OVER THREE OUNCES OF VARIOUS CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES RECEIVED NON-JAIL DISPOSITION

Our client was charged with multiple felony counts of possession with intent to deliver between one ounce and one kilogram of cocaine and possession of various other controlled substances after police seized over one ounce of cocaine, dozens of prescription narcotics and over two ounces of marijuana from his home. The defendant was facing a prison sentence of up to thirty (30) years imprisonment. Attorney Lombardi worked diligently on the case and was able to recover surveillance footage that raised issues as to police error during their investigation. Attorney Lombardi’s efforts led him to successfully negotiate a non-jail disposition to an amended count of possession with intent to deliver under one ounce of cocaine and dismissal of the remaining counts. But for Attorney Lombardi’s efforts the client would have been sentenced to a minimum of 3-5 years imprisonment for the offenses as charged.


$1,000,000 (ONE MILLION DOLLARS) SETTLEMENT FOR MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT VICTIM

The client was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident resulting in client being in a coma for a significant period. The client’s case ultimately settled for $1,000,000.00 (one million dollars).


NON-JAIL DISPOSITION FOR DEFENDANT WHO DELIVERED DRUGS INTO PRISON

Our client was charged with multiple felonies including possession with intent to deliver over 1 oz. of crack-cocaine and possession with intent to deliver various prescription narcotics, conspiracy to commit drug offenses and unlawful conveyance of articles after a consented to search at the ACI revealed the client to be in possession of over 60 grams of crack-cocaine and several Oxycodone and Percocet tablets. The client admitted to bringing the drugs into the facility for an inmate. Attorney Lombardi successfully negotiated a non-jail disposition and the client was sentenced to a period of probation on some counts and the two counts of possession with intent to deliver over an ounce of crack-cocaine, which counts exposed the client to a potential lengthy period of imprisonment, were dismissed.


FORENSIC ANALYSIS OF DEFENDANT’S CELL PHONE FORCES PROSECUTION TO AMEND SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGE

Our client was charged with first degree sexual assault based on an allegation that he forced the alleged victim to give him oral sex in the woods. Attorney Lombardi retained the services of a forensic expert who was able to obtain evidence from the client’s cell phone that showed the client and the alleged victim had an ongoing consensual intimate relationship and that they had related communications on the day of the incident. The prosecution was forced to amend the charges to a felony assault and the client was sentenced to nine months probation and community service.


$70,000.00 SETTLEMENT FOR CLIENT INJURED IN T-BONE COLLISION

Our client was injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by a defendant who ran a posted stop sign thereby t-boning the client and thereafter impacting a nearby utility pole. The client sustained serious injuries to his neck and back and was ultimately required to undergo microdiscectomy spine surgery. The Law Offices of Michael R. Lombardi worked diligently to settle the client’s case for $70,000.00.


$37,000.00 FOR PASSENGER INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

Our client sustained serious injuries, including a broken collar bone, after being involved in a motor vehicle accident while a passenger on a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed which struck a vehicle attempting to turn left in front of it. The Law Offices of Michael R. Lombardi, Esq. promptly settled the client’s case for $37,000.00.


$37,000.00 FOR PASSENGER WITH FRACTURED ANKLE FROM MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT.

Our client was a passenger on a motorcycle being operated by a drunk driver who executed a sharp left turn at a high rate of speed causing the client to fall from the motorcycle and sustain a broken ankle. The client’s case was settled within months of the injury as a result of the determination and diligence of the Law Offices of Michael R. Lombardi, Esq.


DEFENDANT FOUND NOT GUILTY OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER

Defendant was charged with brutally stabbing another man after a fight broke out in Providence, RI. Two other co-defendant’s opted to plead guilty and are facing lengthy terms in prison. Defendant opted to take his case to trial and was ultimately found not guilty notwithstanding the fact that the victims blood was found on the defendant.


CLIENT FACING FEDERAL DRUG CHARGES FOR DELIVERY IN EXCESS OF 100 GRAMS OF HEROIN AND FENTANYL SENTENCED TO NO JAIL

Our client was facing multiple federal drug charges after making a drug delivery in excess of 100 grams of heroin and fentanyl to an undercover agent who was equipped with audio and video recording device. Attorney Lombardi was able to convince the Court that the defendant should be sentenced to no jail based on the client’s history and personal circumstances.


FEDERAL TAX EVASION: PROBATION AND NO JAIL

Our client was owner and operator of a temporary employment agency charged with tax evasion in violation of 26 U.S.C. 7201 and willful failure to collect and pay federal employment taxes in violation of 26 U.S.C. 7202 based on allegations that she withheld/failed to account for nearly $1million in taxes. The client was sentenced to a term of probation and no jail.


FRAUD AND EMBEZZLEMENT CHARGES AGAINST TEACHER DISMISSED

A decorated and extremely popular Johnston High School teacher was charged with forging a check and embezzling funds that were earmarked for a school field trip. The charges were instigated and brought by a school committee member who had political differences with the teacher. The teacher was in charge of many field trips and dedicated a majority of his free time to organizing and planning them. The charges were dismissed based after we were able to demonstrate that there was no intent to commit a crime and that politics were playing a larger role than the actual law. As a result of this dismissal, the teacher was able to resume his employment as a school teacher; a position he held for 30 years prior.


1ST DEGREE CHILD MOLESTATION CHARGES DROPPED

The client was charged with 1st degree child molestation, a capital offense punishable by up to life in prison. He was released on bail and the Government thereafter dismissed the charges against the client via a No Information filing.


OVER 1 KILOGRAM OF COCAINE SUPPRESSED

Attorney Michael R. Lombardi was featured in Massachusetts Lawyer Weekly for successfully challenging a K-9 search of an automobile resulting in over one thousand grams of cocaine being suppressed from the case ultimately causing the Commonwealth to dismiss all charges against the Defendant. The defendant was facing a minimum of 15 years in prison if convicted. The defendant fled the vehicle after a traffic stop in North Attleboro, the police had a dog sniff around the exterior of the vehicle to no avail and then the dog was placed inside the vehicle. It was not until the dog was placed inside the vehicle that it indicated a hit and more than one kilogram of cocaine was discovered. Superior Court Judge Lloyd Macdonald ruled in Commonwealth v. Negron that there was a lack of probable cause for the search and thus the evidence had to be suppressed. The Court reasoned that once the police combed the interior of the car and the dog sniffed the exterior the search should have ended.


DEFENDANT BEATS PROBATION VIOLATION AFTER HEARING WITH WITNESSES

The defendant was charged with Assault on a Person Over 60 and Disorderly Conduct after an altercation with his neighbor in his residential condo complex. The defendant’s neighbor had been taunting him, making fun of him and proceeded to attack and spit on the defendant. In self-defense, the defendant punched his neighbor. The North Providence Police accepted the neighbor’s version of events, i.e., that the defendant assaulted him for no reason and that he did not attack or spit on the defendant. The defendant was on probation for shoplifting offenses from months prior at the time he was charged and as a result a 32(f) probation violation was filed by the Probation and the defendant was held pending a hearing on the violation. The defendant had a two-year prison sentence hanging over his head. The defendant put his faith in Attorney Lombardi and refused to take any offer on the probation violation. A full violation hearing with witnesses was subsequently held before Judge Elaine T. Bucci during which Attorney Lombardi engaged in vigorous cross-examination of the complainant as well as thoughtful direct examination of the defendant who he thoroughly prepared prior to the hearing. As a result, Judge Bucci ultimately found the defendant was not a violator of his probation reasoning that she accepted the defendant’s version of events and believed the complainant was in fact the initial aggressor and did attack and spit on the defendant. The defendant was released that day and the Attorney General’s Office subsequently dropped the charges against the defendant.


CHARGES REDUCED AGAINST DEFENDANT ALLOWING HIM TO AVOID DEPORTATION

The defendant was charged with possession with intent to deliver controlled substances after making a delivery to an undercover agent. Attorney Lombardi successfully negotiated a plea to an amended charge of simply possession allowing the client to remain in the country and avoid deportation and other negative immigration consequences.


SUCCESSFULLY STACKED TWO UNINSURED MOTORISTS POLICIES FOR COMBINED POLICY LIMITS OF $125,000 FOR INJURED PASSENGER

Our client was a front seat passenger in a motor vehicle struck on the passenger side. The impact caused him to violently jolt back and forth and airbags deployed hitting him over the head. He suffered consistent headaches and neck pain as a result. Attorney Michael R. Lombardi was able to settle the client’s case for the policy limit on each of the two uninsured motorists policies covering the automobiles involved resulting in a $125,000.00 settlement of the client’s case.

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