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2010 marks our 13th year of representing victims of
Nursing Home abuse and neglect. Thirteen years ago lawyers in the
Commonwealth normally would not take such cases because they believed
these cases were not worth pursuing. There was a need to protect the
elderly living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities and
nobody was doing it. We set out to prove that: Elderly are worth
protecting, and; that the quality of care and quality
of life
can be improved by pursuing these cases.


The firm is equipped with trial counsel, a senior associate, junior
associate, nurses and other medical consultants, Attorney Hoey; Office
Manager and a Paralegal. We also utilize contract attorneys, Law
Clerks, Private Investigators and research organizations when


The firm’s reputation has gained national attention from colleagues
across the country. Attorney Hoey has appeared on CBS I-Team Report,
The Legal Line TV Program, Channel 4 Evening News, New England Cable
News, the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald as well as other media


The Law Office of David J. Hoey, PC has become the innovative leader
in the nursing home litigation field, and has earned the respect of
the legal profession, the public and the government.


Massachusetts and New Hampshire Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers:


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Practice areas


  1. Nursing Home Abuse: 60%
    19 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    19 years
  3. Elder Law: 20%
    19 years



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Thomas T. Worboys

    Attorney Hoey is a trailblazer in the field of nursing home negligence. I spent many years in a practice focused on the defense of nursing homes, and in the many matters in which he was opposing counsel, he was invariably a formidable adversary. His good reputation is well deserved.


    Thomas Worboys Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Marjorie Chalfant

    David Hoey is an exceptional attorney who implements cutting edge litigation skills in his nursing home cases and trial practice. I endorse and highly recommend this lawyer!


    Marjorie Chalfant Medical malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

352 Park Street
Suite 105
North Reading, MA, 01864


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarMassachusetts Super Lawyers2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyHoey Law Office1997 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Massachusetts Academy of Trial AttorneysBoard Member2007 - Present
American Trial Lawyers Association, Nursing Home Litigation GroupExecutive Committee2006 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Trial Lawyers Association, Nursing Home Litigation GroupChair2005 - 2005
American Trial Lawyers Association, Nursing Home Litigation GroupChair Elect2004 - 2004
American Trial Lawyers Association, Nursing Home Litigation GroupVice Chair2002 - 2003
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Elder Neglect Blamed For SepsisN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Litigating Nursing Home Abuse CasesLitigating Nursing Home Abuse Cases2009
Association of Trial Lawyers of America (New Jersey chapter)Do's and Don't's of Nursing Home Cases2007
Massachusetts Lawyers WeeklyProsecuting Nursing Home Injury Cases2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Massachusetts School of Law at AndoverLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advanced Nursing Home LitigationChanging the Paradigm the Crucible of Truth - Deposing the DON and Administrator2007
10th Annual Personal Injury ConferencePersonal Injury Conference 20072007
Parent Cororation LiabilityHow to Uncover Nursing Home Assets2006
9th Annual Personal Injury ConferencePersonal Injury Conference 20062006
Litigating Nursing Home CasesNursing Home Litigiation2005
8th Annual Personal Injury ConferencePersonal Injury Conference 20052005
Nursing Home Malpractice CLESuccessful Case Management from Investigation to Trial2004
Nursing Home CLENursing Home Litigiation2004
Lorman Elder Law CLEMedicaid and Elder Law Issues2004
7th Annual Personal Injury ConferencePersonal Injury Conference 20042004
6th Annual Personal Injury ConferencePersonal Injury Conference 20032003
2006 Nursing Home CareNursing Home Care2002
Massachusetts Continuing Legal EducationNursing Home LitigationN/A
ATLA 2007 Winter ConventionHolding Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities AccountableN/A
ATLA 2006 Annual ConventionNursing HomesN/A