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Neil Sugarman, founder and principal, concentrates in the areas of products liability, medical malpractice, construction site accidents, admiralty, and complex personal injury lawsuits.  Over the course of his 40-6ear career, Neil has successfully handled some of the most catastrophic explosion and fire accident cases in Massachusetts, many involving multiple victims.  In addition, he has successfully argued leading appellate cases involving the expansion of personal injury law and consumer rights.

A frequent lecturer and published writer, Neil has held executive and leadership positions with every major legal association in Massachusetts.

Neil has been a principal of the firm since 1967.  Neil was a Captain in the U.S. Army Signal Corp and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal in the Vietnam conflict.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 25%
    51 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 25%
    51 years
  3. Defective Products: 25%
    51 years
  4. Car Accident: 25%
    51 years

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Contact info

One Beacon Street
13th Floor
Boston, MA, 02108


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaThe Best Lawyers in America - 1987-20142014
Local Litigation StarBenchmark Plaintiff 20142014
Top Ten Massachusetts Super LawyersSuper Lawyers - 2004 - 20132013
Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers in America2012
MATA President's AwardMassachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys2012
Product Liability Litigator of the YearBostons Best Lawyers2010
Jurisprudence AwardAmerican ORT Federation1993
Silver Shingle Alumni AwardBoston University School of Law1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalSugarman and Sugarman, P.C.1965 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Boston University School of Law Alumni AssociationPresident1997 - 1998
American College of Trial LawyersFellow, State Committee Member1997 - 2002
Massachusetts Academy of Trial AttorneysChairman, Public Education Committee1993 - 1994
Massachusetts Academy of Trial AttorneysBoard of Governors1993 - Present
Massachusetts Academy of Trial AttorneysExecutive Committee1993 - 2010
Massachusetts Academy of Trial AttorneysPresident1992 - 1993
Massachusetts Academy of Trial AttorneysChairman, Legislative Committee1991 - 1992
Massachusetts Academy of Trial AttorneysPresident-Elect1991 - 1992
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMedical-Legal Liaison Committee1984 - 1989
Boston Bar AssociationChairman1981 - 1982
Massachusetts Bar AssociationSection Council, Civil Litigation Section1980 - 1983
Boston Bar AssociationCo-chairman1979 - 1980
Massachusetts Bar FoundationFellow, Secretary1979 - 1980
Boston Bar AssociationMedical Malpractice Committee1978 - 1979
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember Committees on Trial Practice & Legislation1969 - 1977
American Association for JusticeLeaders ForumN/A
Boston University School of LawExecutive CommitteeN/A
Middlesex County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Board of Trial AdvocatesAdvocateN/A
International Society of BarristersFellowN/A
Norfolk Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Association for JusticeAdvocateN/A
Massachusetts Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
American Board of Trial AdvocatesAdvocateN/A
Boston University School of LawOwen N. Young SocietyN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sodium ExplosionSettlement
School Bus CrashSettlement
Quincy Mutual Fire Ins. Co. v. Quisset Properties, 69 Mass. App. Ct. 147 (2007)Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys JournalThe Importance of Control2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1965
Northeastern UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1962
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
MATA Health Care Law SeminarMassachusetts Health Care Reform Bill2012