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Tom Hallett featured in the Press Herald on July 11th on the Nisbet Indictiment and the tragedy for his Client


Ashley Summers, Steven Summers' wife, arrived at the site of the fire Friday afternoon clutching six roses - one for each victim. She placed them one by one in the chain link fence as she wiped away her tears.

"Nothing can close the wound in my heart," she said of losing her husband, who leapt from the burning building but died days later at a Boston hospital.

Summers was hoping that Nisbet would have accepted a plea deal to spare the families the grief of enduring a trial. However, she is confident the court case will shed light on how the code violations contributed to the deaths.

Summers said her two young daughters are doing better. She tells them their father is in heaven looking down on them. His memory is kept alive through photos and videos he left behind.

Nisbet also faces lawsuits from the families of those killed, though he reportedly has few assets. Thomas Hallett represents Ashley Summers.

"This particular case cried out for some accountability for Mr. Nisbet through the criminal justice system," Hallett said. "You have a guy who really was operating an inherently dangerous apartment building for many years and turned a blind eye every chance he got."

The law firm of Hallett, Zerillo, and Whipple, P.A. are Maine attorneys representing clients who have been seriously injured, accused of crimes in state and federal court, have business litigation needs or family law and divorce cases. Various attorneys in the firm have been locally and nationally recognized for their achievements, including admission into New England Super Lawyers, the Client's Choice Award from AVVO.com, and the President's Award from the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. For more information on the firm, please visit www.HZWlaw.com.

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