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I am a trial lawyer in Boston, Massachusetts, where I concentrate my practice in personal injury, insurance company bad faith, bicycle accidents, construction accidents, and professional liability litigation, primarily for plaintiffs. I also represents businesses in litigation, and represents attorneys in partnership disputes and other professional matters.

My goal is to provide the best service I can to my clients, and to work closely with them to win their cases.

I recently served as the President of the Massachusetts Bar Association, which represents lawyers of all practices around the state. I have been actively promoting reform of the criminal sentencing system and drug policy, and I have also been promoting greater environmental consciousness for attorneys through energy conservation and reductions in resource use. 

I have received a number of recognitions and awards for my work, including and AV Rating from Martindale Hubbel, I was named one of the Lawyers of the Year by Lawyers Weekly Newspaper in 2004. I have consistently been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer in the field of plaintiff's personal injury law by the publishers of Boston Magazine since 2004, incluind  Top 100 Lawyers in Massachusetts and New England for several years. I have a perfect "10" rating from Avvo. I received the President's Award from the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in 2008 for my advocacy on sentencing reform issues. I am a Life Fellow of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation.


Twenty-five years experience successfully resolving serious personal injury claims, including wrongful death cases, construction site accidents, serious automobile accidents, medical malpractice cases, civil rights cases, and other personal injury claims.



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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 29%
    31 years
  2. Car Accidents: 24%
    31 years
  3. Brain Injury: 19%
    31 years
  4. Defective and Dangerous Products: 14%
    31 years
  5. Other: 14%
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Contact info

Breakstone, White & Gluck, P.C.

2 Center Plaza
Suite 530
Boston, MA, 02108-1917


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
President's AwardMassachusetts Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers2008
Massachusetts Super LawyerBoston Magazine2007
Massachusetts Super LawyerBoston Magazine2006
Massachusetts Super LawyerBoston Magazine2005
Recognized, Lawyers of the YearLawyers Weekly Newspaper2004
Massachusetts Super LawyerBoston Magazine2004
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Law ClerkMassachusetts Superior Court1984 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
Massachusetts Bar AssociationPresident2007 - 2008
Massachusetts Bar AssociationPresident-Elect2006 - 2007
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationTreasurer2005 - 2006
Massachusetts Bar Association, Law Management Section CouncilChair2004 - 2005
Massachusetts Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section CouncilChair1997 - 1999
Boston Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Massachusetts Bar Association, Law Management Section CouncilChair1995 - 1997
Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Amicus Curiae CommitteeBoard of Governors1993 - 1997
Massachusetts Academy of Trial AttorneysMemberN/A
Norfolk County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Women's Bar Association of MassachusettsMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Massachusetts Academy of Trial AttorneysBoard of GovernorsN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Clegg v. ButlerTriple damages and attorneys' fee awarded
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Publication nameTitleDate
Medical Malpractice Insurance; An OverviewHandling Anesthesia Malpractice Cases2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northeastern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of VermontEnvironmental StudiesBS - Bachelor of Science1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Handling and Trying G.L. c. 93A and G.L. c. 176D CasesPre-Suit Evaluation and Handling of G.L. c. 93A and c. 176D Claims2011
How to Start and Run a Successful Law FirmStarting Your Own Law Practice2010
Massachusetts Bar Association--Continuing EdcucationHow to File Your First Law Suit2009