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Mr. Boylan is a shareholder in the Firm’s Litigation Group. He is a lawyer with twenty-five years of experience in complex civil litigation and trials.

He represents private individuals and businesses involved in high-stakes litigation in Massachusetts, involving corporate officers and directors, business owners, general and limited partners, and national and local banks.

Since 1998 Mr. Boylan has been “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell. AV is the highest rating available and signifies preeminence in adherence to professional and ethical standards.

Mr. Boylan is named in 2008 and prior years as a Massachusetts and New England “Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics magazine in the practice areas of general litigation, business litigation, and intellectual property litigation.

He is listed as a top business litigator for Massachusetts in Law and Politics' March 2009 Corporate Counsel edition which focuses on Business Litigation and International Law.



Languages spoken: French, English, Spanish, Turkish

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Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 100%
    39 years


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  • Jennifer Wang

    Attorney Boylan is an aggressive, persistent and dedicated lawyer. I respect his perspectives on many areas of law. Mr. Boylan is an experienced lawyer who is well respected in the legal community. I endorse this lawyer without reservation .


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Contact info

One International Place
11th Floor
Boston, MA, 02110


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Massachusetts Super LawyerMassachusetts Super Lawyers2014
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Massachusetts Super LawyerMassachusetts Super Lawyers2013
Massachusetts Super LawyerMassachusetts Super Lawyers2012
Massachusetts Super LawyerMassachusetts Super Lawyers2011
Massachusetts Super LawyerMassachusetts Super Lawyers2010
Massachusetts Super LawyerMassachusetts Super Lawyers2009
Top Business LitigatorLaw & Politics Magazine, Corporate Counsel edition2009
Massachusetts Super LawyerMassachusetts Super Lawyers2008
Massachusetts Super LawyerMassachusetts Super Lawyers2007
Massachusetts Super LawyerMassachusetts Super Lawyers2005
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Director, ShareholderLeClairRyan, Boston, Massachusetts2007 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Dartmouth Lawyers AssociationMember1995 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Boston Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
Maritime Law Association of the United StatesProctor1978 - Present
Columbia Law School AlumniMember1977 - Present
American Arbitration AssociationPanelistN/A
Charlesview IncCounsel to Board of Directors (pro bono)1995 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Wyler v Silent Systems et al.defense verdicts.
Stop and Shop v FisherJudgment for defendant.
Court Appointed Receiver v. BankDefense verdict after 15 day trial
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Publication nameTitleDate
I do not speak to press for attribution as to any of my cases. Confidentiality interest of the client is more important.i do not speak to the press for attribution as to any of my cases.2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Columbia University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Dartmouth CollegePhilosophy . Rufus Choate Scholar [four years}B. A. summa cum laude;1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLE - trial evidence issuestrial evidence, personal injury law, fiduciary duty; laibilities of officers and directors. .2006