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Michael R. Hinkley

Medical malpractice Attorney at Dalton, MA

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

My goals as an attorney, both personally and professionally, are relatively simple-to be just, and to do good work. I therefore consider my legal career to be at once a profession, a vocation and a means to further achieve my goals. My career as an attorney affords me the opportunity to satisfy my intellectual curiosity by approaching complex, evolving issues in a thoughtful way, to contribute to solutions to the demanding challenges facing individuals and groups in my community, and to work meaningfully for justice by helping others to help themselves.

 

At Donovan & O'Connor, I am genuinely privileged to work with and to learn from a group of remarkably talented, dedicated and industrious professionals in a wonderful setting; one grounded in principled tradition and in diligent service to clients. The warmth, resourcefulness and attention to detail of each individual consistently provides me with guidance, inspiration and motivation to continue to represent our clients to the very best of my abilities.

 

Recent Professional Accomplishments

 

Obtained a $7,988,300 verdict in a surgery error case. The action was brought on behalf of a Vermont woman who underwent unnecessary anti-reflux surgery in Albany, NY. The primary allegation was that the surgeon failed to order appropriate and required pre-surgical tests. The case was tried in Federal District Court in Syracuse, NY, and the result is believed to be the largest medical negligence verdict ever achieved in that jurisdiction.

 

 

 

Litigated and negotiated a $950,000 settlement on behalf of a local family in a complex medical malpractice case.

 

 

 

Litigated and negotiated a $750,000 settlement on behalf of a local family in a complex medical malpractice case.

 

 

 

Litigated and negotiated a $650,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case involving the failure to diagnose a heart attack which led to death.

 

 

 

Secured settlements totaling $957,500 reflecting payments and interest owed to a Vermont manufacturer in connection with a bridge replacement project in Waltham, Massachusetts.

 

 

 

Litigated and negotiated a $500,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case involving a delay in the diagnosing of cancer which led to death.

 

 

 

Obtained a $125,000 jury verdict (before interest and costs) in a motor vehicle trial. The action was brought on behalf of a local man who was injured when his truck was struck from behind by another car. The primary argument was that the defendant broke the rules of the road and injured the plaintiff.

 

 

 

Litigated and negotiated a $420,000 settlement in a pharmaceutical negligence case involving a misfilled prescription and subsequent serious injury.

 

 

 

Litigated and negotiated a $350,000 settlement on behalf of a local family in a negligence case involving the failure by contractors to cover a floor opening and subsequent serious injury to the plaintiff.

 

 

 

Litigated and negotiated a $150,000 settlement on behalf of a local family in a negligence case involving the failure by parents to supervise the use by minors of a snowmobile, resulting in injuries to one of the children.

 

 

 

Litigated and negotiated, following two days of trial, a substantial settlement on behalf of a local high school teacher allegedly terminated in violation of the Massachusetts Whistleblower statute. The case was hotly contested and the terms of the settlement are confidential.

 

 

 

Secured a $95,000 settlement on behalf of a woman injured in a motor vehicle collision.

 

 

 

Secured a $90,000 settlement on behalf of a local woman who suffered injuries as a result of a fall on an icy stairway.

 

 

 

Secured a $75,000 settlement on behalf of a local woman who suffered a broken wrist and other injuries as a result of a fall on an icy stairway.

 

 

 

Secured a $68,000 settlement on behalf of a local woman who suffered a broken wrist and other injuries as a result of a fall on an icy stairway.

 

 

 

Secured a $62,500 settlement on behalf of a woman injured in a motor vehicle collision.

 

 

 

Secured a $50,000 settlement, representing all available insurance, on behalf of a man injured in a motor vehicle collision.

 

 

 

Secured a $60,000 settlement on behalf of a man injured in a snowmobile collision.

 

 

 

Obtained not guilty verdicts on behalf of a Vermont man charged with four counts of vehicular homicide and negligent operation following a tragic motor vehicle accident. After trial, the man was found not guilty on each and all counts.

 

 

 

Obtained a verdict following trial in favor of a Massachusetts developer charged with a zoning violation by a Western Massachusetts municipality. Following trial, the Court reversed a preliminary injunction previously issued against the developer and entered judgment in his favor.

 

 

Subseqently  litigated and obtained, on the eve of a trial, a $200,000 settlement on behalf of the Massachusetts developer referred to in the paragraph above. The developer alleged various state and federal civil rights violations by municipal officials.

Location

MGM Hinkley, LLC
41 Elmore Drive
Dalton, MA, 01226
Donovan O'Connor & Dodig, LLP.
1331 Main Street
Springfield, MA, 01103
Donovan O'Connor & Dodig, LLP.
1330 Mass MoCA Way
North Adams, MA, 01247
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Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2016
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Attorney for Personal Matters and Refinancing House
Attorney Hinkley has helped us with personal legal matters as well as refinancing our house. Michael is a "one of a kind" attorney who is personable, professional, timely and compassionate. Attorney Hinkley is very knowledgable and thorough in his work and he makes himself accessible to his clients. Most importantly, Michael makes sure that his clients are comfortable and reassured during the legal process.
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Posted by Rose | January 18, 2016
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Excellant Personal Injury Attorney
I found Michael R. Hinkley to be professional, educated & confident. He guided me through a difficult process with ease & much kindness. We had a successful outcome. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Paula | January 15, 2016
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Outstanding, caring and compassionate.
I met with Attorney Hinkley a few months after my wife died unexpectedly. I wasn't sure where to turn or how to proceed. He walked me through every step. My case took about 2 years and was very stressful at times, but I always had support from Attorney Hinkley. He keep me informed during every step, I was included in the process and we met face to face frequently. When I had questions he returned my calls and always responded to my emails. My case was settled before we went to trial. Attorney Hinkley was on derail and made sure my wife's voice was heard and she was represented. I would recommend him to anyone. He is a caring and compassionate Attorney, a true professional and an expert in his field !
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Posted by Chris | January 14, 2016
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Mike Hinkley
I hired Michael Hinkley in a whistleblower lawsuit against a city. I found him to be professional, personable,and he helped me win my case at settlement. I would highly recommend him as a lawyer
Posted by Dave | January 8, 2016
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Professional and classy
Mike hinkley treated me with respect throughout my difficult experience.. He was obviously intelligent but explained things to me in a concise and detailed manner. I have never been around a more thorough, prepared lawyer in my 43 yrs of existence. if anybody that I loved needed legal expertise, he is the first call I am going to make.. On top his professional expertise, he is also a community steward, supporting charities and local events and cares about those less fortunate... Do yourself a favor and call mike!! You will be immediately impressed
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Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2016
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Grateful Client
Our case involved my child, and therefore it was very difficult case for my family. Michael was so understanding and patient as my family worked through the many difficult questions that need to be answered in a personal injury lawsuit. I never felt preassured and he took the time to answer all of the questions that I had. I am so glad that we chose Michael Hinkley and I would not hesitate to reccomend him to a friend.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Donovan & O'connor, LLP
  • 2005 - Present
  • Law clerk
  • Schenectady County District Attorney
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Law clerk
  • Thorn & Gershon
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Law Clerk
  • Weitz & Luxenberg, PC
  • 1999 - 2002
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Education

  • Albany Law School of Union University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Waltermire v. Geno
  • $125,000 jury verdict
  • Estes v. Singh, et als
  • $7,988,300 jury verdict

Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Berkshire County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017

Publications

  • The Berkshire Eagle
  • • “Ruling Angers Crash Victim”
  • 2012
  • Springfield Republican
  • “Driver Innocent in Triple Fatality,”
  • 2008
  • Massachusetts Bar Association E-Journal
  • • “Time Management = Success”
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • “Need To Know” Seminar; Factual Foundations; Western New England School of Law
  • Factual Foundations - “Need To Know” Seminar
  • 2015
  • Berkshire Association For Paralegals and Legal Secretaries Dinner
  • “The Role of the Paralegal in Medical Malpractice Litigation”
  • 2015
  • "Cinema of Law" Series
  • "Cinema of Law"
  • 2009

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Personal injury Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mike will stop at nothing to get his client the results they deserve. A consummate professional who is very well respected in the community."

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Dalton Medical malpractice Lawyer Michael R. Hinkley
Michael R. Hinkley
Medical malpractice Attorney
Dalton, MA
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