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Barbara Hayes Buell

Medical malpractice Attorney at Lincoln, MA

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  • State Years
    Rhode Island - RI 27 years
    Massachusetts - MA 52 years
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State RI
    Acquired 1996
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 52 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1971
    Active No misconduct found

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Ms. Buell has been recognized as an “AV” Preeminent attorney for over three decades. She has attained the rank of Advocate in the American Board of Trial Advocates, the premier national association of civil trial attorneys from both plaintiffs’ and defense bars. She is licensed to practice before the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of Rhode Island. Ms. Buell also has authored articles and book chapters for practicing attorneys in Massachusetts and has lectured to healthcare providers regarding regulatory and other matters.  

Ms. Buell frequently handles matters before the State Boards which license Physicians, Dentists, Nurses, Social Workers and other health professionals. To support her interest in health law, Ms. Buell earned a Master’s in Public Health at Boston University School of Public Health in the School of Medicine in 1994. In addition, Ms. Buell has been involved in Charter Schools in Massachusetts since the enabling statute was passed in 1995 and has represented over eighteen of the authorized schools in Massachusetts since that time.

Ms. Buell’s experience as an attorney and trial lawyer has been enhanced by her business acumen acquired as the owner/manager of both commercial and residential real estate and her ownership of a graphic design studio.


Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo LLP
55 Old Bedford Rd Ste 300
Lincoln, MA, 01773-1125
Smith Duggan Cornell & Gollub LLP
101 Arch Street, Suite 1100
Boston, MA, 02110
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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Smith Duggan
  • 2009 - Present
  • Partner
  • Smith Duggan Cornell & Gollub LLP
  • 1900 - Present
  • Partner
  • Bloom & Buell
  • 1974 - 2009


  • BU School of Public Health
  • MPH
  • 1994
  • Northeastern University School of Law
  • JD,
  • 1971
  • Brandeis University
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 1964
  • Brandeis University
  • BA
  • N/A
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  • Massachusetts Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Treasurer
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Advocate
  • 2008 - Present
  • Rhode Island State Bar
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar
  • Member
  • 1971 - Present
  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Alumni Association Northeastern University School of Law
  • President
  • 1973 - 1975
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Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top Rated Lawyer
  • Boston Globe
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
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  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
  • Other Rule 9A Motions
  • 2015

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Lincoln Medical malpractice Lawyer Barbara Hayes Buell
Barbara Hayes Buell
Medical malpractice Attorney
Lincoln, MA
Licensed for 52 years