The mother of a teen killed by a drunken driver was standing at his casket during his wake when lawyers Robert D’Amico and Jimmy Burchfield sidled up next to her and offered their services.
Kathleen Gemma filed a complaint with the Supreme Court’s attorney disciplinary board, saying the two should have left her alone while she was saying her last goodbyes to her son Anthony Gemma. Gemma said one of the lawyers talked about his billboard.
D’Amico and Burchfield say that Gemma brought up the idea of pursuing legal action.
Not difficult to figure out which story is true here, is it?
(Providence WPRI, February 26)
In the height of irony, the wesbite for the law firm of D’Amico & Burchfield contains this slogan:
We’ll Take Care of You Like Family Would
N.B. — This story recently ran on WPRI television, but Anthony Gemma’s accidental death occurred in December of 2006. There is no public report of whether any disciplinary action was taken against either lawyer.