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About Me

Attorney Steve Boris is a founding member of the Firm. He concentrates in many areas of civil law including personal injury, maritime, business, employment law and alternative dispute resolution, practicing both in and out of courtrooms.


Steve is AV® Rated, the highest peer review rating for legal ability and ethics by the legal publisher Martindale-Hubbell. Steve has been named a “Super Lawyer” by Boston Magazine for the years 2006 – 2014.


Steve has represented parties in 500+ personal injury cases, trying many before state and Federal courts, but resolving most without having to go to court. He sits as an arbitrator or mediator for the Massachusetts state courts, Federal courts, Massachusetts Bar Association and the American Arbitration Association helping other lawyers and their clients resolve their cases, including disputes over legal fees. He has particular interest in maritime and Admiralty law disputes.


Steve is an Adjunct Professor in the Justice Studies and Management/Marketing departments at Lasell College in Newton, MA teaching Tort and Personal Injury Law, Business Law and Comparative Legal Systems. He recently returned from the Russian Federation where he served as a Visiting Professor of Law at Petrozavodsk State University teaching U.S. Constitutional Law and Western style dispute resolution to Russian law students. In 2011, Steve taught American Tort Law at Odessa National Academy of Law, Odessa, Ukraine. He is published in academic peer reviewed journals in the fields of Maritime law and Criminology. Steve was  appointed in 2013 by the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers as a Hearing Officer on attorney discipline cases.


Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 66%
  2. Admiralty & Maritime: 8%
  3. Mediation: 8%
  4. Arbitration: 8%
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Howard M Lewis

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Boris is an excellent attorney who I have had the honor of working with and strongly endorse him.


    Howard Lewis Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ronald Eric Gluck

    Steve Boris is an exceptional lawyer with expertise in many areas of the law. He is a tenacious yet practical litigator who understands what matters in a lawsuit. This approach produces winning results for his clients at a reasonable cost. Lawyers in the community know that when Steve is involved in a case they will be put to the test and that he will be ready, able and willing to do all that is necessary to achieve the best result for his client. I have litigated cases with Steve and and have discussed his performance with other lawyers. The view described above is universally held by those that know Steve's work. Steve has a particular expertise in the area of admiralty and maritime work. He has a unique perspective on these cases as he represents plaintiffs, defendants, and insurance carriers in these matters. For this reason many parties who cannot resolve their disputes call upon Steve to help them achieve resolution. I endorse Steve heartily.


    Ronald Gluck Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Krasnow, Keller & Boris, P.C.

665 Franklin St.
Framingham, MA, 01702



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerBoston Magazine2014
Super LawyerBoston Magazine2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Super LawyerBoston Magazine2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Super LawyerBoston Magazine2011
Super LawyerBoston Magazine2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Super LawyerBoston Magazine2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Super LawyerBoston Magazine2008
Super LawyerBoston Magazine2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Super LawyerBoston Magazine2006
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2006
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2005
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalKrasnow, Keller & Boris, P.C.1982 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers, Hearing CommitteeMember2012 - Present
Maritime Law Association of the United StatesMember2000 - Present
American Arbitration AssociationMember2000 - Present
Boston Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
Massachusetts Bar Association F ee Arbitration BoardArbitratorN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Crush Injury was Foreseeable – $1 Million1,000,000.
Sexual AbuseSale of defendants' home
Student Attemps SuicideThe lawsuit was brought against several private school staff members rather than against the non-profit corporation. After extensive pre-trial discovery, the case settled for $300,000.00.
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Publication NameTitleDate
Uniform Commercial Code Law JournalSecured Transactions and Admiralty Law1981
Journal of Education & PsychologyGrouping Effect in Rating Scales: The Case of Fac ulty Attitudes1980
CriminologyStereotypes and Dispositions for Criminal Homicide1979
Research in Higher EducationParadigm Development and Leadership Style of University Department Chairpersons1978
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Boston UniversityN/AMA - Masters1978
Wayne State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Adjunct Professor Justice Studies & ManagementLasell College, Newton, MA2015
Hearing OfficerMassachusetts Board of Bar Overseers2014
Adjunct Professor Justice Studies & ManagementLasell College, Newton, MA2014
Adjunct Professor Justice Studies & ManagementLasell College, Newton, MA2013
Adjunct Professor, Justice Studies & ManagementLasell College, Newrton, MA2012
Visiting Professor of LawOdessa National Academy of Law, Odessa, Ukraine2011
Adjunct Professor, Justice Studies & ManagementLasell College, Newton, MA2010
Adjunct Professor Justice StudiesLasell College, Newton, MA2009
Visiting Professor of LawPetrozavodsk State University, Russian Federation2008