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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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|President's Award||Massachusetts Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers||2008|
|Massachusetts Super Lawyer||Boston Magazine||2007|
|Massachusetts Super Lawyer||Boston Magazine||2006|
|Massachusetts Super Lawyer||Boston Magazine||2005|
|Recognized, Lawyers of the Year||Lawyers Weekly Newspaper||2004|
|Massachusetts Super Lawyer||Boston Magazine||2004|
|Law Clerk||Massachusetts Superior Court||1984 - 1985|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||President||2007 - 2008|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||President-Elect||2006 - 2007|
|American Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||Treasurer||2005 - 2006|
|Massachusetts Bar Association, Law Management Section Council||Chair||2004 - 2005|
|Massachusetts Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section Council||Chair||1997 - 1999|
|Boston Bar Association||Member||1996 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Association, Law Management Section Council||Chair||1995 - 1997|
|Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Amicus Curiae Committee||Board of Governors||1993 - 1997|
|Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys||Member||N/A|
|Norfolk County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts||Member||N/A|
|American Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys||Board of Governors||N/A|
|Clegg v. Butler||Triple damages and attorneys' fee awarded|
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|Medical Malpractice Insurance; An Overview||Handling Anesthesia Malpractice Cases||2008|
|Northeastern University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|University of Vermont||Environmental Studies||BS - Bachelor of Science||1978|
|Handling and Trying G.L. c. 93A and G.L. c. 176D Cases||Pre-Suit Evaluation and Handling of G.L. c. 93A and c. 176D Claims||2011|
|How to Start and Run a Successful Law Firm||Starting Your Own Law Practice||2010|
|Massachusetts Bar Association--Continuing Edcucation||How to File Your First Law Suit||2009|