Meagher & Geer partner, Tim Ridley recently won a voluntarily dismissal of a case against his client in a probate action, and Tim is quoted in the article, “UM case against donor’s estate for shark research program dismissed” – in the South Florida Business Journal.

The lawsuit was filed by the University of Miami against the estate of a donor to the institution’s shark research program. The university voluntarily dismissed its case, just a month after filing the suit. The suit alleged that the estate of a longtime donor had failed to pay an agreed-upon $3.2 million contribution, therefore damaging the university. Read the full article. Also on the case with Ridley was Kate McBride, the head of Meagher & Geer’s appellate practice, who wrote the motion to dismiss that preceded an immediate dismissal.

For more than 30 years, Tim has focused his law practice on wealth management and probate, including the preparation of wills, trusts and estate plans for individuals – as well as related litigation. Kate focuses her practice on appellate law and complex motions – especially those involving litigation issues, professional liability, and insurance coverage.  She has handled more than 130 state and federal appeals.

There are 80 lawyers at Meagher & Geer, practicing in more than 20 areas. Founded in Minneapolis in 1929, with additional offices in Phoenix, AZ and Bismarck, ND, Meagher & Geer has earned a reputation as one of the country’s leading litigation defense and insurance coverage firms, receiving assignments from more than 125 U.S. insurance companies, and often from insurers based in London, Canada and Bermuda. The firm regularly represents businesses of all sizes, public entities, non-profit organizations, and individuals.

The firm’s attorneys are licensed in many states, including Arizona, California, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Meagher & Geer lawyers have been awarded high rankings in Chambers USA, Martindale, and U.S. News – Best Lawyers®. The firm tries cases, having taken more than 200 cases to verdict in the recent past.  The firm has handled even more appeals.