Trial partner Brandon Minde successfully defended two psychiatrists in a Union County Superior Court action brought by a former school teacher seeking damages for an involuntarily psychiatric commitment resulting from alarming comments at a staff meeting to assess teen suicide and safety.
Mr. Minde proved that actions taken by the physicians were protected by NJSA: 30:4-27.7, which provides statutory immunity to healthcare professionals when making decisions regarding involuntary confinements necessary to protect an individual and/or safeguard the public.
The case was tried over two weeks before Judge Mega resulting in a defense verdict.
Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski, P.C., is pleased to announce that Brandon D. Minde has been certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney.
Brandon is a partner with the firm and leads the firm’s criminal defense practice.
Attorneys may be designated by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as “certified attorneys” if they: are able to demonstrate sufficient levels of experience, education, knowledge and skill in a specific area of law or practice; have passed a rigorous examination; and have been recognized by their peers as having sufficient skills and reputation in the designated specialty.
The firm congratulates Brandon on this achievement.