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Neil Burns represents victims of legal malpractice, child injury, motor vehicle accidents and other personal injuries and personal bankruptcy. In practice since 1985, he has successfully advocated for thousands of clients.  Neil has won cases in District Courts, Superior Courts, the Appeals Court, Probate Courts, Federal Bankruptcy Court and the Federal District Court.


Neil received his Bachelor's of Arts Degree from Hobart College in 1980. He attended programs with the London School of Economics (1978) and worked for Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. in 1979.

Neil was a VISTA (Volunteer In Service to America) volunteer in 1980-1982. He worked with the New Hampshire People's Alliance in Nashua, New Hampshire.

Neil received his Juris Doctorate from Antioch School of Law, now known as the David A. Clarke School of Law, in Washington, D.C. in 1985.


Neil has been on the Board of the National Lawyers Guild's Lawyer Referral Service since 1995. The LRS refer low and moderate income clients to attorneys who will accept reduced fees.


Neil has been a Life Member of the Appalachian Mountain Club for over 15 years. He has volunteered for over 25 years at the AMC's Three Mile Island facility, on Lake Winnipesauke, New Hampshire. Presently, he is a member of the volunteer Committee that manages the island camp.


Neil serves as a Court appointed trustee for children's trusts. These trusts are set up for clients whose cases result in obtaining substantial monies requiring professional management and accounting. As Trustee, Neil's goal and fiduciary responsibility is to serve the best interests of children for whom trusts have been established.  This includes, when appropriate and with the parent/guardian's assent, providing advocacy for the child's health and educational needs through trust funds. On an ongoing basis, trust families receive monthly checks and payments for things such as tutoring, summer programs and counseling.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    31 years
  2. Bankruptcy: 30%
    31 years
  3. Car Accident: 20%
    31 years



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  • John M. DeProspo

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


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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Neil. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

Law Office of Neil Burns

6 Beacon Street, Suite 600
Boston, MA, 02108


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
FounderLaw Office of Neil Burns1988 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Massachusetts Academy of Trial AttorneysMemberN/A
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Boston Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Lawyers Guild (Massachusetts chapter)MemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Family of Jane Doe v. Trucking Company$1,000,000 settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Boston Injury Lawyer BlogBoston Injury Lawyer Blog2010
Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer BlogBoston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Antioch School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Hobart CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1980