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A Boston native, Frederic N. Halström is one of the finest personal
injury attorneys in America. He is listed as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" and Personal Injury Litigation, an independent study by Harvard University law professors, and as a "Super Lawyer" of
Massachusetts and New England. Mr. Halström's law firm represents personal
injury clients throughout the USA who have been victims of automobile
accidents, medical malpractice, products liability, sexual abuse, medical birth trauma, cystic fibrosis, products liability,
automobiles, industrial machinery, consumer products, drugs, medical devices
and other forms of negligence. Additionally, Mr. Halström represents clients in insurance law, aviation, and admiralty law. Halström Law
works for the people - not for corporations. Our clients are families - working
men and women who have been wronged by others. With an excellent record of
large settlements and judgments, Mr. Halström is ready to litigate your case
aggressively and successfully. 

Mr. Halström has
personally argued cases before the United States Court of Appeals in the First Circuit (Boston, Massachusetts), Eleventh Circuit (Atlanta, Georgia). Mr.
Halström has argued before the United States District Courts in Massachusetts,
Michigan, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Furthermore, he has personally argued cases in the
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the Appeals Court of Massachusetts and
the Supreme Court of Georgia. He has tried cases in the Massachusetts Superior Court, the New Hampshire
Superior Court, the United States District Courts in Massachusetts, Georgia and
Rhode Island. He represents clients from intake, discovery, trial preparation,
the actual trials, and personally argues the appeals if needed. 

Mr. Halström was
educated at some of the most prestigious higher educational institutions in
America. Raised in South Boston and West Roxbury, he attended Boston College
High School and graduated from Mt. St. Charles academy of Woonsocket, R. I. He did his undergraduate work at Northeastern University, the United States Air Force Academy, and
Georgetown University, where he earned his A.B. degree. Attorney Halström then attended
Boston College's prestigious law school and he earned his Juris Doctorate (J.D.). He
is 25+ years
AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is admitted to practice in Massachusetts,
the Federal District Courts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, the US Court of
Appeals 1st and 11th Circuits, and the US Tax Court. Because
he is committed to higher education, Mr. Halstrom provides financial and
professional support to students at The United States Air Force Academy,
Georgetown University, and Boston College Law. He has established the Halstrom Family
Scholarship at Georgetown, at graduation the law school awards a grad a
distinction of the Frederic N. Halström Oral Advocacy Excellence for the top oral advocat. The award includes financial
stanton from the scholars at the law school funded by Mr. Halström. He yearly
sponsors the Frederic N. Halström National Moot Court Team at Boston College
Law School. An award in his name is awarded annually at Law School Graduation to a graduating law student for outstanding
oral advocacy. He also has endowed a scholarship at Georgetown, D.C. He is a member of the
Sabre Society for the Association of Graduates of the US Air Force Academy. He has written many
articles in national legal publications and has presented many papers and lectures both
nationally and internationally. He has appeared Pro Hac Vice in Federal District courts in
Georgia and New Hampshire, the Georgia Supreme Court, and New Hampshire
Superior Court. He also appeared by deposition internationally in the United Kingdom,
Germany, Italy, and Greece. He is frequently interviewed by press
and electronic media. 

Mr. Halström is also
a member of many professional organizations. He is currently a member of the American Association for Justice (Leaders Forum), a diplomat to
Pan-European Organization of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL), Massachusetts Bar Association, United
Kingdom Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, the Consumer Attorneys of California, the Iowa
Trial Lawyers Association, the New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association, the Texas Trial
Lawyers Association, the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, the Arizona Trial
Association, Massachusetts Trial Lawyers Association, and is an associate
member of both the American College of Legal Medicine and of the Association of
Graduates of the USAF Academy. Mr. Halström is the past president of the Massachusetts Academy of
Trial Attorneys    (1996-1997), and he serves on the National board
of the American Association for Justice where the firm is a Leader
Forum member. He is also
listed in Who’s Who in America, Who's Who in American and
International Law,
and Best Lawyers in America,
Massachusetts and 

has authored numerous articles, served as a radio talk show host- "The
Legal Scale"- and presented papers and spoken at legal meetings in Louisiana, Texas, North
Dakota, Canada, 
St. Kitts, Aruba, St. Lucia, Bermuda, Dominican Republic, Mexico,
Massachusetts, the United Kingdom, etc. He receives the award for outstanding
work in Oral Advocacy every year from the Boston College Law School. He was
Captain of the Carlisle Minutemen (1997) and is a frequent donor of fine wines,
cash and sports tickets to schools and charities. Residing in Carlisle, Ma.,
he is married to Dr. Elena Strelnikova, DPT and has three children, Ingrid, Reggie
and Mikhail.    



Languages spoken: English, Russian

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Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 35%
  2. Personal Injury: 35%
  3. Brain Injury: 10%
  4. Birth Injury: 10%
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



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  • Michelle Hubbard

    Attorney Halstrom deserves the ranking of being one of the best lawyers in America. He is extremely knowledgable, skilled and fearless when it comes to trying cases in his areas of expertise. His record of success is unmatched. And he's a wonderful mentor and role model in the legal community.


    Michelle Hubbard Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • John M. DeProspo

    Attorney Halstrom is a dedicated, highly-skilled lawyer well-respected within the legal community. I fully endorse him.


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Contact info

Halstrom Law Offices, P.C.

132 Boylston St
Fifth Floor
Boston, MA, 02116-4616

Halstrom Law Offices, P.C.

255 Park Avenue, Suite 410
Worcester, MA, 01609-1989

Halstrom Law Offices, P.C.

483 River Road
Carlisle, MA, 01741-1873



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Boston's Best LawyersBoston Globe2011
New England Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2011
Massachusetts Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2010
New England Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2010
Best Lawyers in BostonBoston Magazine2010
Best Lawyers in MassachusettsBoston Magazine2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaBoston Magazine2010
Super Lawyers of New EnglandBoston Magazine2009
Super Lawyers in MassachusetttsBoston Magazine2009
Top Attorneys in New EnglandNew England Super Lawyers2008
Massachusetts Super LawyerMassachusetts Super Lawyers2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2006
RecognizedWho's Who in American and International LawN/A
RecognizedBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerHalstrom Law Offices1979 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Massachusetts Academy of Trial LawyersPast President1996 - 1997
Pan European Organization of Personal Injury LawyersDiplomatN/A
American Association for JusticeBoard of GovernorsN/A
Massachusetts Academy of Trial AttorneysBoard of GovernorsN/A
American Association for JusticeLeader's Forum Lifetime MemberN/A
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaBoard of DirectorsN/A
United Kingdom Association of Personal Injury LawyersMemberN/A
Arizona Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
New Hampshire Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Iowa Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMemberN/A
American Association for Justice, Birth Trauma Litigation GroupMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Chelsea Man Wins record $14 Million (More than $40 million in 2010 dollars) Against Doctor, MGH in Medical Malpractice suit$14 Million Collected
Jury Awards Bicyclist $14.2 Million ($24 Million Including Interest) in Traumatic Brain Injury Case$24 Million Collected
$6 Million settlement in baby case a Bay State record$6 Million Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Lawyers WeeklyAttorney Says Case Shows Need for New Rule on Depos by Christina Pazzanese2010
Trial MagazineProving Partial Loss of Earnign Capacity: A Common Sense Aid1995
Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys JournalSchedule for Rating Disabilities in Civil Tort Litigation1994
Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys Journal"Arguing Damages to a Jury in a Personal Injury Action and the Need for Massachusetts to Get in Line with Other States,"1994
The Complete LawyerTaking the Stand-Products Liability is Out of Uniform1985
American Bar Association publication"Docket Call Section of General Practice, Products Liability-Repase & Market Share Liability,"1981
Boston Bar JournalAttorney Conducted Voir Dire Is Coming Into This CenturyN/A
Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys JournalConsumer Injustice-Proposed Federalization of Products Liability LawN/A
Annual Survey of Massachusetts LawCollateral Source Income Rule and The Corsetti DecisionN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown UniversityN/AABN/A
Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
U.S.Air Force AcademyGovernment and International AffairsnoneN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Melvin M. Belli SocietyVooDoo: Customs and Practices of Medical Providers2011
Melvin M. Belli SocietyLies, lies and more lies in Medical Negligence2009
Melvin M. Belli SocietyClerical Sex Abuse2008