A Westport attorney has been accused of mishandling the estate of a Darien woman and improperly evicting two of the deceased woman’s daughters from the family home. One of the daughters, Connie Grant, sued attorney Thomas Drew in Stamford Superior Court in 2014, claiming that the lawyer’s actions left her “homeless and destitute.”

Drew, whose law firm website says he focuses on estate planning and administration as well as elder law, has denied wrongdoing. But a judge has nevertheless awarded an $18,000 prejudgment remedy to Grant. In his May ruling, Judge Robert Genuario noted that courts are authorized to issue prejudgment remedies, that is, to essentially freeze a portion of a defendant’s assets, when it finds that the plaintiffs have shown probable cause that they will ultimately prevail in the case.

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