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Len is a founding partner of Brister & Zandrow, LLP, a civil litigation law firm with offices in Boston and Plymouth, MA. Since its inception in November, 1995, Brister & Zandrow, LLP has received an AV rating, the highest available in the legal profession for ability and ethics.

Since 1995, Len has served as the General Counsel of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, Inc., the largest and oldest non-profit organization dedicated to helping civilians in the United States with spinal cord injury and/or disease.  In 2010, Len was also elected to the Board of Directors of United Spinal Association, a national non-profit also serving the disability community.

He is a member of the American, Massachusetts, and Boston Bar Associations. Since 1996, Len has served as one of the editors of the Defense Counsel Journal, a quarterly publication of the invitation-only International Association of Defense Counsel. He served on the Board of Editors of the Boston Bar Journal, a quarterly publication of the Boston Bar Association during the mid-1990's. He has also worked in a variety of capacities with numerous other non-profit organizations and community groups, including the Town of Sharon's Personnel Board, the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Boston, and the Boy Scouts of America.

Len is a member of the International Who's Who of Professionals, Marquis Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who of Emerging Leaders, and Strathmore's Who's Who.



Complex civil litigation, including: spinal cord injury cases, motor vehicle accident law, construction law, products liability, toxic torts, insurance law and professional malpractice cases.


Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 20%
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
  3. Appeals: 20%
  4. Litigation: 20%
  5. Personal Injury: 20%



Contingent (33%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Andrew J Garcia

    I highly endorse this lawyer. I've had the great opportunity to work with Len. I hold him in the highest regard. He is knowledgeable and highly skilled, particularly in the areas of civil litigation and appellate work. Lawyers in the community respect him and judges respect him. Not only is he a "top notch" lawyer, he is an incredible mentor to young lawyers who are learning their craft. Without question, I would refer prospective clients to Len and would also refer other lawyers to work with him.


    Andrew Garcia Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

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


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Brister & Zandrow LLP

67 Batterymarch Street
Boston, MA, 02110

Brister & Zandrow, LLP

4 Court Street
Plymouth, MA, 02360-8328



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Rated PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2015
Who's WhoStrathmore2008
RecognizedWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2007
James E. Smittkamp AwardNational Spinal Cord Injury Association, Inc.2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Executive DirectorJustice Bridge Legal Center2014 - Present
PartnerBrister & Zandrow, LLP1995 - Present
Partner and AssociateParker, Coulter, Daley & White1983 - 1995
Chief Law ClerkMassachusetts Superior Cour1982 - 1983
Law ClerkMassachusetts Superior Court1981 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
United Spinal AssociationMember, Board of Directors2010 - Present
National Spinal Cord Injury Association, Inc.General Counsel & Member of Board of Directors1995 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
International Association of Defense CounselBoard of Editors for Defense Counsel Journal1996 - 2012
Boston Bar AssociationBoston Bar Journal, Board of Editors1994 - 1997
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Madigan v. Trace Construction, Inc.Remand after appeal
Sampson v. MacDougallJudgment affirmed
O'Connor v. Raymark Industries, Inc.Judgment affirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Spinal Cord. Inj. Rehabil.Misguided Mercy: Hastening Death in the Disability Community2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Northwestern UniversityJournalismMS - Master of Science1977
Northwestern UniversityJournalismBS - Bachelor of Science1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Education ConferenceIncubators and Beyond: Building an Entrepreneurial Access to Justice Program2016
Enhancing Social Justice Through the Development of Incubator and Residency ProgramsChanging ideas about professional role (limited scope service, fee structure, preventative lawyers)2015
Equal Justice ConferenceExpanding Access to Justice by Engaging the Academy2013
Proving & Disputing Damages in MassachusettsTort Damages1999
Operation Lifesaver Grade Crossing Collision InvestigationsThe Law of Railroad Grade Crossing Accidents in Massachusetts1997
"From Field to Family"Scene Preservation for Future Litigation1997