Skip to main content

Gregory Vanden-Eykel

Education Attorney at Boston, MA

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Steven Gregory Vanden-Eykel

  • State Years
    Rhode Island - RI 12 years
    Massachusetts - MA 12 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State RI
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Gregory

Learn Gregory’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Education
    Represent families and students in MA and RI with respect to special education and student discipline matters before school boards and administrative agencies. Represent MA and RI charter schools as general counsel and litigation counsel.

    12 years

  2. Medical malpractice
    Represent and defend MA and RI skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, doctors, nurses, and other health care providers before administrative agencies and federal and state courts in medical malpractice, licensing, and employment matters.

    12 years

  3. Employment and labor
    Represent businesses, charter schools, and individual employers in a wide array of employment litigation matters in MA and RI federal and state courts and before administrative agencies such as MA Commission Against Discrimination and the RI Department of Labor and Training

    12 years

Greg Vanden-Eykel has successfully represented Massachusetts and Rhode Island businesses, charter schools, and individuals before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, including the Massachusetts Committee Against Discrimination, the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance, the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Chiropractors, and the Rhode Island Department of Education. He focuses his practice on employment law, education law, medical malpractice, environmental, insurance coverage, general civil litigation matters, and toxic tort cases.

Greg previously worked as a consultant to government agencies and corporations on policy analysis, program management, and project evaluation related to emergency management, including natural disasters and terrorism.

Representative Accomplishments

  • Successful in moving to dismiss an asbestos liability case based on personal jurisdiction grounds.
  • Assisted in obtaining a defense verdict in a personal injury jury trial.
  • Persuaded a Massachusetts court to grant summary judgment declaring that an insurer had no duty to provide coverage to an insured for bodily injuries caused by the use of the insured’s automobile under a commercial general liability policy.
  • Persuaded a Connecticut court to grant summary judgment dismissing an insurance carrier from an auto accident case involving underinsurance.
  • Negotiated favorable settlements and consent agreements in breach of contract, subrogation, medical malpractice, environmental, consumer protection, and negligence matters.


Barton Gilman LLP
160 Federal St
Boston, MA, 02110-1700
Barton Gilman LLP
10 Dorrance Street
Suite 800
Providence, RI, 02903
Hide locations

Education lawyers nearby


5.0 / 5.0
  5 customer reviews
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Posted by Jenn | March 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent patience and attention to detail
Greg is a great attorney all around. He listens to your concerns, your opinion on the case, does the necessary research needed for any question. No matter how difficult the situation is, Greg is there to help. Whether it is a case that is a day long or one that is 3 1/2 years long, he always has the same positive attitude and work ethic. I would recommend him to everyone if possible. I’ve worked with him on both consults and on a case and am quite happy with all results.
Read less
Posted by Michael | March 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Non compete suit
Greg worked with me for months to settle a suit brought against me from a previous employer. He is knowledgeable about the law and how best to approach the suit. I was very pleased with the results and Greg’s professionalism.
Posted by david | March 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
strategic, thorough, listens, acts
first of all this was a crazy case that lasted 3 years with the twists and turns that a Hollywood movie couldn't write. Greg stuck with it the whole way, thinking through strategy, checking facts, law, consulting with other lawyers to make sure the strategy was sound. always on time, easy to get ahold of, and easy to work with. most of all takes what he does very seriously, and is great in court. i would absolutely hire him again if i ever have the need.
Read less
Posted by Ruben | March 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney, put's his clients first !
Our family had the pleasure of having Attorney Vanden-Eykel represent our interest in two legal matters. He did so with great care, intellect, and skill. We prevailed both times, so it's no surprise we highly recommend him.
Posted by Lisa | March 20, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I consulted with Attorney Vanden-Eykel regarding advice on the IEP process. This was my first time having to deal with the school department to obtain an IEP for my daughter. There was numerous forms that were being requested to be signed and filled out as well as letters needed to be written to have evaluations conducted. Attorney Vanden-Eykel helped make the IEP process run more smoothly for me by reviewing the documents before I submitted them and providing recommendations for wording needed to help obtain evaluations etc. My daughter eventually qualified for an IEP and Attorney Vanden-Eykel helped with reviewing the document to make sure that everything was worded in the best interest of my child. It was great to know that I had Attorney Vanden-Eykel available to ask questions to when needed. He is very knowledge in the area of special education and really helped me when I needed legal advice to help advocate for services for my daughter. He was easy to get a hold of and always responded timely to phone calls and emails. I would strongly recommend reaching out to Attorney Vanden-Eykel for assistance with any issues you may be having in obtaining special education services from your local school department.
Read less


We have not found any cost information for this lawyer

Contact for Details


AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Barton Gilman, LLP
  • 2011 - Present


  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • The George Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001


  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016


  • Suffolk Journal of Trial & Appellate Advocacy
  • Convenience for Whom? When Does Appellate Discretion Supercede a Plaintiff's Choice of Forum?
  • 2010
View all publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Arthritis Foundation - Juvenile Arthritis Field Day
  • Accessing Special Education Services and Accommodations
  • 2017
  • Employment Contracts: What Dentists Need to Know
  • Employment Contracts
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Endorse Gregory
Education Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Greg for nearly a decade now. Along the way, we've handled complicated education matters in Court, at administrative hearings, and at the school level. Greg is a skilled and tireless advocate, and well-respected by both adversaries and fact-finders. I recommend him enthusiastically and without reservation."
Education Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Greg is a top-notch lawyer who employs a thoughtful approach."
Education Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known and worked with Greg for several years. He is an aggressive and conscientious lawyer who works hard for excellent results, both in and outside of the courtroom. Greg is a creative and detail-oriented attorney who zealously represents his clients, while simultaneously paying close attention to the economic and emotional toll of a matter. This is an all too important factor in the education field. Indeed, the advice and legal services he provides to schools and educational facilities staves off litigation and often extricates his clients from difficult situations. A t the same time, Greg has demonstrated his skills in vigorously defending his clients when called upon to do so in any dispute. His clients are fortunate to have him on their side."
Education Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"Greg is a tireless and dedicated advocate for his clients. His vast experience and knowledge in the field of education law allows him to achieve efficient, comprehensive and cost-efficient results on behalf of his clients. Greg has my highest recommendation."

Avvo Contributions

This attorney hasn't created any legal answers in Q&A or legal guides recently on Avvo.

Boston Education Lawyer Gregory Vanden-Eykel
Gregory Vanden-Eykel
Education Attorney
Boston, MA
Licensed for 12 years