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Douglas K. Sheff is the senior partner at Sheff Law Offices, P.C. He has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of PERSONAL INJURY LAW and has earned a reputation for obtaining consistent, outstanding recoveries for his clients. He focuses his practice on representing victims of traumatic brain injury, wrongful death, construction site, trucking and other automobile accidents, workplace accidents, and defective products. He has received numerous honors and awards for his work as a lawyer, a consumer advocate and an educator. He is a nationally renowned brain injury litigation expert. An accomplished writer and speaker, Mr. Sheff regularly lectures other ATTORNEYS, both inside and outside of Massachusetts, on issues regarding personal injury, and appears on television, radio and in print media as a legal expert.

In addition to his efforts on behalf of clients, Mr. Sheff served as President of the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA), the largest statewide Bar Association in Massachusetts. He is currently serving as the Chairman of the MBA WORKPLACE SAFETY Task Force (“WPSTF”), which has promptly brought about positive changes, including legislative changes, that protect workers in Massachusetts. The WPSTF has brought together leaders from the legal, business, government and medical fields as well as grass roots worker advocacy groups to work to improve safety in the workplace. He is also Chair of The Traumatic Brain Injury Task Force, addressing the needs of countless individuals who are victims of Traumatic Brain Injury (“TBI”), inside and outside of Massachusetts. Finally, Mr. Sheff Chairs the MBA Media Committee, working to establish a fair and unbiased relationship with the press in order to ensure a positive public image for ATTORNEYS everywhere.

Mr. Sheff also served as President of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (MATA), the leading organization in Massachusetts for Trial Attorneys representing victims of injury or death. He currently serves as the Chairman of MATA’s Federal Legislation Committee.

Doug Sheff is the first attorney in Massachusetts to serve as president of the MBA and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (MATA), and as governor of the American Association of Justice (AAJ) and trustee of the AAJ’s National College of Advocacy.

Attorney Sheff has been a leader of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) for many years. The AAJ is the largest and most significant organization in the Country for trial attorneys and a force for positive legislative change and individual advocacy. He currently serves on the AAJ's Board of Governors and Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group Executive Committee. He was elected by his peers nationally to chair AAJ's 100 State Delegates, and has served as Chair of its Council of Presidents, representing fifty thousand attorneys nationwide.

Attorney Sheff Served for six years as Trustee of the National College of Advocacy, which provides superior education and training for trial lawyers across the United States. Mr. Sheff is a member of Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, a group of attorneys who support consumer rights nationwide. He is a fellow of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation and a member of the Academy of Catastrophic INJURY ATTORNEYS (ACA). Attorney Sheff is a Director of the Belli Society, a group recognized for innovative litigation techniques.

For decades, Mr. Sheff has represented many victims of traumatic brain injury. He has been utilizing cutting edge medical resources in order to assist clients in the determination of the nature and extent of their injuries and has been successful in obtaining superior recoveries on behalf of these victims through the use of these new technologies. Mr. Sheff has received a number of awards for his work on behalf of clients and the practice of law. Most recently, Mr. Sheff received the 2015 MATA President's Award. In 2014, He was chosen as the recipient of the 2014 Middlesex County Bar Association's Outstanding Service Award for his leadership in developing public awareness of traumatic brain injury and for his lifelong commitment to equal justice under the law. He received the ORT Award for integrity in the law. He is consistently named in the SUPER LAWYER edition of the publication Boston Magazine. He received MATA's first annual Excellence in Advocacy Award for his work with victims of traumatic brain injury and has been recognized in the publication, Lifesavers, for preventing injury through aggressive representation of victims of defective products. He received the prestigious Wiedeman Wysocki Award on six separate occasions for his advocacy on behalf of individuals and families injured by the negligence of others. As a father and son team, “Chick” and Doug together received the ATLA (Currently AAJ) Next Generation Award for their multi-generational efforts to further the practice of law.


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  1. Brain Injury: 50%
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  2. Personal Injury: 33%
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  3. Wrongful Death: 17%
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  • Damian Jason Turco

    Doug Sheff is known our legal community as a compassionate, diligent, committed lawyer, specializing in traumatic brain injury cases. Aside from the great reputation he's earned handling TBI cases, Doug has developed a stellar reputation in our legal community, lawyers and judges alike, as someone who not only cares about it's betterment but actually betters it.


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
MATA President's AwardMassachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys2015
Outstanding Service AwardMiddlesex County Bar Association2014
Super LawyerMassachusetts Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerMassachusetts Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerMassachusetts Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerMassachusetts Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerMassachusetts Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerMassachusetts Super Lawyers2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerSheff Law Offices, PC1984 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Massachusetts Bar AssociationPresident2013 - 2014
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Case nameOutcome
Case Name Withheld$14,000,000
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of Michigan, Ann ArborN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1980