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Ken DeMoura is a founding partner of DeMoura|Smith LLP, a Boston-based law firm. He is an accomplished trial attorney and counselor to entrepreneurs and businesses. He appears before all state and federal courts in Massachusetts. Ken handles a wide range of matters including commercial disputes, product liability, employment discrimination and wrongful termination, copyright, partnership, banking, construction, professional malpractice, and bankruptcy cases. He has handled over thirty arbitration matters and has tried dozens of cases to verdict. He also serves as an arbitrator on commercial matters.

As a business law counselor, Ken provides legal advice on business formation, acquisitions, joint ventures, intellectual property, banking, and contract drafting and negotiation. He frequently represents developers, landlords, tenants, buyers, sellers, and condominium associations in real estate transactions and litigation. He is also retained to provide advice and advocacy on employment matters for employers and management.

Ken was an adjunct professor at New England School of Law from 1987 to 2013.

Committed to the community in which he works and lives, Ken has served on the Board of Directors of South Boston Neighborhood House and as general counsel and member of the advisory board for the South Boston Arts Association. He currently sits on the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Technology and Public Policy Committees. He is the past chairperson of the St. Brigid School Board in South Boston and also coached in the South Boston Youth Soccer League and Little League.


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Languages spoken: Portuguese

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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 85%
    30 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. General Practice: 15%
    22 years



Hourly ($200-450/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

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Contact info

DeMoura Smith LLP

One International Place
14th Floor
Boston, MA, 02110


DCActive 198811/29/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers In America 2014 EditionBest Lawyers in America2014
Inducted Fellow 2009-presentLitigation Counsel of America2013
Massachusetts Super Lawyer-Civil LitigationLaw & Politics Media2013
Best Lawyers In America 2013 EditionBest Lawyers in America2013
AV Rating (highest rating)-1994 to presentMartindale-Hubbell2013
Massachusetts Super Lawyer-Civil LitigationLaw & Politics Magazine2012
Best Lawyers In America 2012 EditionBest Lawyers in America2012
Massachusetts Super Lawyer-Civil LitigationLaw & Politics Magazine2011
Massachusetts Super Lawyer-Civil LitigationLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition-Commercial LitigationLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Massachusetts Super Lawyer-Civil LitigationLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition-Commercial LitigationLaw & Politics Magazine2008
Massachusetts SuperLawyer-Civil LitigationLaw & Politics Magazine2008
Massachusetts SuperLawyer-Civil LitigationLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Massachusetts SuperLawyer-Civil LitigationLaw & Politics Magazine2006
Massachusetts SuperLawyer-Civil LitigationLaw & Politics Magazine2005
Massachusetts SuperLawyer-Civil LitigationLaw & Politics Magazine2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDeMoura|Smith LLP2012 - Present
PartnerLeClairRyan2008 - 2012
ShareholderAdler Pollock & Sheehan, PC2000 - 2008
PartnerBurpee & DeMoura1994 - 2000
Adjunct ProfessorAdjunct Professor at New England School of Law1987 - 2013
AssociateBingham Dana & Gould1986 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Complex Commercial Litigation InstituteTreasurer2012 - Present
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellow2009 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
Massachusetts Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Boston Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Real Estate Bar Association for MassachusettsMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
First Marblehead v House, 541 F.3d 36Judgment in favor of client on all claims.
Showcase Nissan, Inc. (Antony Provost)Minority shareholder wins reinstatement.
Davis v First Union Long Term Disability Plan, 213 F. Supp. 2d 29Successful defense of ERISA action.
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Publication nameTitleDate
LCA Fall Conference MaterialsFreddie Keating's Hockey Stick:Storytelling At Trial2013
Discovery of Electronic Evidence and Its Use At TrialAn Introduction To Electronic Evidence and Discovery2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mediation Works IncorporatedAlternative Dispute ResolutionMediation Certification2005
New England School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2013 Fall ConferenceStorytelling at Trial2013
Renaissance SymposiumDemonstrative Evidence At Trial2012
2012 Spring ConferenceObtaining and Using Internet Evidence2012
Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy ProgramTrail Advocacy Advisor 1990-20092009
Taking Depositions Workshop 2000-2005Deposition Discovery of Experts2005
Water Intrusion and Toxic Mold ClaimsInsurance Coverage Developments in Mold Claims2004
Electronic DiscoveryElectronic Discovery2004