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John J Sheehan

Workers compensation Attorney at Boston, MA

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found

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Learn John’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    Massachusetts workers comp represent injured employees.

    24 years

  2. Car accident
    Represent plaintiffs in PIP, BI and UM/UIM claims in Massachusetts.

    29 years

  3. Personal injury
    Represent plaintiffs and injured workers in personal injury claims and third-party work related injury claims.

    29 years

  4. Social Security & Disability
    Represent Massachusetts claimants in connection with appeals from a denial of SSDI claim up through hearing before ALJ.

    24 years

John J. Sheehan is a Massachusetts workers compensation and personal injury lawyer. Since 1993, Attorney Sheehan has helped thousands of injured workers and accident victims in the Greater Boston area and throughout Massachusetts. Attorney Sheehan handles workers comp cases, car accident cases and construction accident cases.

El Abogado Sheehan habla español y lucha para lograr compensación para latinos lesionados en Boston y por todo Massachusetts.

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Posted by Michael | October 7, 2014
Great Workers Comp Lawyer!
Attorney John Sheehan kept me informed about my case from day one. He always looked out for my best interests. Negotiated an excellent settlement for me.
Posted by Ross | May 8, 2014
Great lawyer! Highly recommend!
Attorney Sheehan represented me in a car accident case. He fought hard and settled my case at mediation. I appreciate his honesty and hard work. I highly recommend John Sheehan as your lawyer.
Posted by Michelle | May 2, 2014
Great Lawyer. Honest, Hard Working, Compassionate!
I highly recommend John Sheehan if you've been injured and need a lawyer to fight for you. Attorney Sheehan recently represented me in connection with a car accident. He and his office staff worked very hard for me. I am very pleased with the settlement that he got for me.
Posted by Michael | December 3, 2013
Most honest, trustworthy and professional attorney you will find
Attorney Sheehan and his outstanding staff have always been there for me and my family since my life changing injury. John, has always answered all our questions and reduced the stress of the situation. He and his staff handle things quickly and without the need for followup calls. Overall, John has been there every step of the way and continues to aid us with whatever arrises. My family and I highly recommend Attorney Sheehan and his staff, you will be doing yourself a disservice going with anyone else.
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Posted by Leins | November 25, 2012
An exceptional lawyer
John is a great person and a great lawyer, he cares about his clients and he goes the extra mile to explain everything how is going to work, he's staff is great and will always get back to you when you need them to. I would not think it twice to hire John as my attorney once again, it was a pleasure working with him. Thanks
Posted by Rebecca | August 31, 2012
I called John after having alot of problems with my workers comp adjuster and the surgeon. He was quick to reply and actually came to my house on a weekend! He always helped with any questions I had and told me about my rights. Because I needed a new doctor he was very quick to get me an appointment with a top of the line surgeon in the field of my injury. He was always working hard to get the case settled as quick as possible. I am very pleased with the outcome and I would recommend him to anyone who needed justice from workers comp.
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Posted by Trish | April 24, 2011
My lawyer!
I was looking for an attorney when I was in an auto accident last year. I spoke with several attorneys and was very disappointed in the response I received back from most of them. When I called John's office I was impressed when he took my call right away. He asked all the right questions I was looking for and gave the the advice I needed to put my mind at ease. He made sure that as soon as I faxed the info to him he would be back in touch....and he was the next day. He reviewed the paperwork I had sent and told me he would take care of handling all the papers that needed to be filed and all the medical costs that needed to be dealt with from the insurance co. His first concern was that I felt comfortable as he explained the process that would be taking place. His knowledge about the law pertaining to my accident was very impressive. I felt like for the first time I had someone on my side. You will not find a better that really cares about his clients. I was not just another case but a real person.
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Posted by Maryan | April 9, 2011
Attorney Sheehan responded quickly to my initial call to his office and conducted the first interview in my home. The'paperwork' came after a conversation that included my past history,both work and personal,as well as current ,and also what I perceived to be my future in terms of health and work capability. He directed a course of medical actions for me to follow and I was always able to follow through with assessments with his office. Whenever I became upset over notices of denied services or demands for IME's John and his office staff walked me through the process again and were in tune with my sensitivities. The entire process was lengthy and contentious at times and John reminded me often of the parameters of Workers Compensation benefits and considerations. When a settlement was initiated John thoroughly explained the options.He fought hard to get what I thought was a fair settlement and I was greatly impressed at our last appearance before the Judge when he very capably presented my entire case.His presentation of all of my treatments and reports of all the many clinicians that I saw was accurate and he clearly defined my current medical status and work capabilities.At that point I truly felt that I was just "not another client with a file." Following all of the 'paperwork' for the settlement John continued to counsel me about options for training in helping me to return to the workplace. He immediately filed the paperwork and even called me the day after my interview with the finding. I feel that I can call John anytime during the next process and I am sure that he will also call me for updates. This is an attorney who stays involved even after the client has been 'signed,sealed and delivered of payment due'. Would I recommend Attorney Sheehan? Actually,I have,to my daughter, and guess that reflects my trust in him.
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Posted by steve | May 12, 2010
a great lawyer and serious advokate for fair treatment for legitamately injured employees
i am a 21 year employee of a large construction company,after a on the job injury the insurance company(workers comp)took over,even a long relationship with my employer did not change this ins.carrier from playing game just because they can,i waited months with no representation,medical bennifits or income.when i came to the realization that the appeal process just is not set up for Me to handle I met John Sheehan,he took my situation and turned it around quickly,to him it may have been a rather simple case,the insurance company will do as mutch as they can within the law until you are represented,the difference was,as john verry clearly stated to me,it may not be overly complex,but the only person struggling was me,i was hurt,i had no income,i had no medical coverage,and weather it gets tough or not,it will realy only be me and my family that it affects,simply put,if your hurt at the verry first sigh of trouble with employer or their workers comp carrier,Get A Lawer,i recomend John,
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2010
Let go two weeks before Christmas under workmens comp
Being terminated two weeks before Christmas was unbelievable. The reason being I couldn't work 50 - 60 hours a week father I broke three bones in my leg at work on a non protected wet floor. I'm left with a permanent handicap and several high end lawyers said there is nothing that can be done until I met attorney Sheehan. He is a credit to his profession and should not be categorized whit some of his fellow brothers. What he did for me and my family was admirable and what he has planned following this step we be the icing on the cake. I was a believer in attorney Sheehan in the beginning but now I have no doubt what so ever.
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AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Law Office of John J. Sheehan
  • 2007 - Present
  • Partner
  • Georgiou & Sheehan
  • 1999 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Shapiro & Associates
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Associate
  • Rainer & Rainer
  • 1996 - 1996
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Sherwin L. Kantrovitz
  • 1991 - 1996
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  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • St. John's Seminary College of Liberal Arts
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Legal Cases

  • Construction Accident
  • Settled for $275,000
  • Work Related Back Injury
  • Setttled for $275,000
  • Withheld
  • Settled prior to Hearing for $275,000.
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  • Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • A+ Rating
  • BBB
  • 2016
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Local 26 Leadership Meeting
  • Workers Comp Training
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (13)
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Personal injury Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is a pleasure to endorse Attorney Sheehan. He is clearly knowledgeble in this area of the law and provides his clients with the best possible representation. He is respected by his peers as well as opposing counsel and judges."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known John for many years at the Department of Industrial Accidents and can say without hesitation that he is an effective advocate for those who have suffered workplace injuries."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John Sheehan does a great job for his clients. I recommend him without reservation."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a knowledgeable and effective advocate for his clients. I have had the pleasure of observing his work and he his held in high regard by his peers, especially in the area of Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability law."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a tenacious hard-working attorney who cares deeply about his clients. I would not hesitate to refer clients to him in this area."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have sought, and obtained, valuable advice from Mr. Sheehan in the past."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John brings a formidable skill set to the table as an attorney. He is intelligent and a fighter. But most importantly, he cares about his clients and cherishes the role of advocate. His fluency in Spanish only adds to his superior skills, allowing him to deal with his clients directly, sensitively and expertly. I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very professional and knowledgable! I would not hesitate to recommend him for any legal matter."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would not hesitate to recommend John for workers' compensation or other injury-related matters. He is known by me and our colleagues as someone who is devoted to his clients, and who has a thorough knowledge of the law in these fields."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. A tireless and dogged advocate for his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. John is an effective advocate for his clients and works diligently on their behalf. He is knowledgeable and resourceful in the workers compensation arena"
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an intelligent and insightful attorney whose work I have admired over the years. John works tirelessly to find the most advanced legal tools to maximize his clients' cases. His advocacy skills are unparalleled. I am privileged to be able to endorse John's work on behalf of his clients."
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