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Frederic N Halstrom

Personal injury Attorney at Boston, MA

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also known as Fred Halstrom

  • Licensed for 53 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1970
    Status
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A Boston native, Frederic N. Halström is one of the finest personal
injury attorneys in America. He is listed as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" and Personal Injury Litigation, an independent study by Harvard University law professors, and as a "Super Lawyer" ofMassachusetts and New England. Mr. Halström's law firm represents personalinjury clients throughout the USA who have been victims of automobileaccidents, medical malpractice, products liability, sexual abuse, medical birth trauma, cystic fibrosis, products liability,automobiles, industrial machinery, consumer products, drugs, medical devicesand other forms of negligence. Additionally, Mr. Halström represents clients in insurance law, aviation, and admiralty law. Halström Lawworks for the people - not for corporations. Our clients are families - workingmen and women who have been wronged by others. With an excellent record oflarge settlements and judgments, Mr. Halström is ready to litigate your caseaggressively and successfully. 

Mr. Halström haspersonally argued cases before the United States Court of Appeals in the First Circuit (Boston, Massachusetts), Eleventh Circuit (Atlanta, Georgia). Mr.Halström has argued before the United States District Courts in Massachusetts,Michigan, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Furthermore, he has personally argued cases in theMassachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the Appeals Court of Massachusetts andthe Supreme Court of Georgia. He has tried cases in the Massachusetts Superior Court, the New HampshireSuperior Court, the United States District Courts in Massachusetts, Georgia andRhode Island. He represents clients from intake, discovery, trial preparation,the actual trials, and personally argues the appeals if needed. 

Mr. Halström waseducated at some of the most prestigious higher educational institutions inAmerica. Raised in South Boston and West Roxbury, he attended Boston CollegeHigh School and graduated from Mt. St. Charles academy of Woonsocket, R. I. He did his undergraduate work at Northeastern University, the United States Air Force Academy, andGeorgetown University, where he earned his A.B. degree. Attorney Halström then attendedBoston College's prestigious law school and he earned his Juris Doctorate (J.D.). Heis 25+ yearsAV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is admitted to practice in Massachusetts,the Federal District Courts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, the US Court ofAppeals 1st and 11th Circuits, and the US Tax Court. Becausehe is committed to higher education, Mr. Halstrom provides financial andprofessional support to students at The United States Air Force Academy,Georgetown University, and Boston College Law. He has established the Halstrom FamilyScholarship at Georgetown, at graduation the law school awards a grad adistinction of the Frederic N. Halström Oral Advocacy Excellence for the top oral advocat. The award includes financialstanton from the scholars at the law school funded by Mr. Halström. He yearlysponsors the Frederic N. Halström National Moot Court Team at Boston CollegeLaw School. An award in his name is awarded annually at Law School Graduation to a graduating law student for outstandingoral advocacy. He also has endowed a scholarship at Georgetown, D.C. He is a member of theSabre Society for the Association of Graduates of the US Air Force Academy. He has written manyarticles in national legal publications and has presented many papers and lectures bothnationally and internationally. He has appeared Pro Hac Vice in Federal District courts inGeorgia and New Hampshire, the Georgia Supreme Court, and New HampshireSuperior Court. He also appeared by deposition internationally in the United Kingdom,Germany, Italy, and Greece. He is frequently interviewed by pressand electronic media. 

Mr. Halström is alsoa member of many professional organizations. He is currently a member of the American Association for Justice (Leaders Forum), a diplomat toPan-European Organization of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL), Massachusetts Bar Association, UnitedKingdom Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, the Consumer Attorneys of California, the IowaTrial Lawyers Association, the New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association, the Texas TrialLawyers Association, the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, the Arizona TrialLawyers
Association, Massachusetts Trial Lawyers Association, and is an associatemember of both the American College of Legal Medicine and of the Association ofGraduates of the USAF Academy. Mr. Halström is the past president of the Massachusetts Academy ofTrial Attorneys    (1996-1997), and he serves on the National boardof the American Association for Justice where the firm is a LeaderForum member. He is alsolisted in Who’s Who in America, Who's Who in American andInternational Law, and Best Lawyers in America,Massachusetts and 
Boston. 
Hehas authored numerous articles, served as a radio talk show host- "TheLegal Scale"- and presented papers and spoken at legal meetings in Louisiana, Texas, NorthDakota, Canada, 
St. Kitts, Aruba, St. Lucia, Bermuda, Dominican Republic, Mexico,Massachusetts, the United Kingdom, etc. He receives the award for outstandingwork in Oral Advocacy every year from the Boston College Law School. He wasCaptain of the Carlisle Minutemen (1997) and is a frequent donor of fine wines,cash and sports tickets to schools and charities. Residing in Carlisle, Ma.,he is married to Dr. Elena Strelnikova, DPT and has three children, Ingrid, Reggieand Mikhail.    

 

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Halstrom Law Offices, P.C.
132 Boylston St
Fifth Floor
Boston, MA, 02116-4616
Halstrom Law Offices, P.C.
255 Park Avenue, Suite 410
Worcester, MA, 01609-1989
Halstrom Law Offices, P.C.
483 River Road
Carlisle, MA, 01741-1873
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Posted by Nancy | March 28, 2016
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Highly Recommend
I came to Halstrom Law offices recently on the recommendation of my family attorney after my husband’s unexpected death. I had opportunity to work with Fred Halstrom who listened to my concerns, determined that I had a case and guided me to a resolution that allowed me to find closure. Attorney Fred Halstrom and his office staff are professional, caring, compassionate individuals whose ultimate goal is to do the very best to get satisfaction for their clients. I highly recommend Halstrom Law offices.
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Posted by Zhiru | July 19, 2011
Our very reliable friend
My daughter was born with a rare genetic disease in the second year of our visit to the United States. During the prenatal care, my wife was never given adequate and correct genetic counseling and never offered the proper test to identify my daughter’s problem. My daughter’s birth with this disease was a huge shock to me and my wife. Far away from our home country and all of our other family members, we knew nothing about my daughter’s disease and faced the huge challenge of caring for such a disable child, with almost no friends here… we were helpless and hopeless. We found Mr. Halstrom by chance when I searched online for legal help. He took our case when we first met. From that time on, Mr. Halstrom and the staff of Halstrom Law Offices have been not only providing all essential professional legal help for us, but also have been acting as our very reliable friends. They have been compassionate, confidential, and very respectful. They handled every single detail; collected everything essential for the case. They provided interpreters all the time for helping us understand all the details of the case; they respect every single questions we had and answered very patiently. Mr. Halstrom has been absolutely precise and professional, and he handled our case expertly and ferociously. We were protected from language games and tactics of the defense lawyers. In the end, the defense settled the case for $7 million. Mr. Halstrom helped us set up a trust for my daughter with the settlement money; this will completely change her life care. It is unfortunate to have doctors never inform you or offer essential testing to see if your child has any disease. We can’t change the nature of our daughter’s disease, but thanks to Mr. Halstrom's help of Mr. Halstrom, her care will change dramatically. As a foreigner, we feel cared for and loved as family members by Mr. Halstrom and his office staff. Every holiday, we have received flowers and gifts from Mr.Halstrom and his office. Mr. Halstrom continues to show his compassion through these small acknowledgments. He has been one of our very reliable friends. Mr. Halstrom and his staff have been and continue to be a blessing to my family.
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Posted by Noreen | May 16, 2011
In the Hands of Experts!
My husband's PCP failed to diagnose my husband's lung cancer. When it was finally discovered, the cancer was advanced and considered stage IV and terminal. We found Attorney Halstrom through a mutual acquaintance. From the moment his office accepted our case, Attorney Halstrom and his staff worked diligently on mine and my husband’s case. He was compassionate throughout the entire process. Attorney Halstrom's diligence and willingness to help us had our case completed within the 18 months after we first met with him, at mediation 2 weeks prior to the scheduled trial, allowing my husband the peace of mind that we (me and our children) would be taken care of. Attorney Halstrom and all his staff were true professionals and we knew we were in the hands of experts!
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Posted by Susan | May 9, 2011
A Blessing
My son Jacob was born 4.5 weeks early. Though he had serious signs of distress a c-section was delayed for 16 hours until his heart stopped. When Jacob was revived, his prognosis was severe brain damage. His lifetime care expenses would be astronomical. Fred took our case while Jacob was still in the NICU. From the first day the staff of Halstrom Law Offices and Fred Halstrom has been compassionate, confidential, and respectful. Mr. Halstrom has been completely precise, professional, and he litigated our case expertly and with ferociousness. I was glad he was on our side. Halstrom Law Offices handled every detail from evidence collection to trial. My husband and I were protected from the sometimes downright dirty tactics of the doctor's insurance lawyers. This freed us to concentrate on Jacob's care. In the end, the doctors and nurses settled the case for $6 million, but Mr. Halstrom's assistance did not end there. Jacob's long-term care including his finances continued to be handled by Halstrom Law Offices. Every Mother's Day I have received flowers from Fred's office, and every Christmas we receive a live poinsetta. Mr. Halstrom continues to show his compassion through these small acknowledgments. Mr. Halstrom and his staff have been and continue to be a blessing to my family.
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Posted by anonymous | August 23, 2010
Excellent job!
Mr. Halstrom and his staff have been extremely helpful to me and my family. They got me a settlement against almost all of my doctors and went to trial against my last doctor, which is currently under appeal. Mr. Halstrom was always supportive and informative and I really felt that he was working for my best interests and those of my family. I can't say enough good things!!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-45%

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Halstrom Law Offices
  • 1979 - Present

Education

  • Boston College Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Georgetown University
  • AB
  • N/A
  • U.S.Air Force Academy
  • none
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • $7 Million Settlement for Genetically Challenged 3 y.o.
  • Settlement for $7 Million
  • $6 Million settlement in baby case a Bay State record
  • $6 Million Settlement
  • Jury Awards Bicyclist $14.2 Million ($24 Million Including Interest) in Traumatic Brain Injury Case
  • $24 Million Collected
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Associations

  • United Kingdom Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Member
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  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
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  • Iowa Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
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  • New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
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  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Leader's Forum Lifetime Member
  • N/A
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Board of Governors
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • N/A
  • Pan European Organization of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Diplomat
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice, Birth Trauma Litigation Group
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Past President
  • 1996 - 1997
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Honors and Awards

  • New England Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Boston's Best Lawyers
  • Boston Globe
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Boston Magazine
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyers in Massachusetts
  • Boston Magazine
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyers in Boston
  • Boston Magazine
  • 2010
  • New England Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyers in Massachusettts
  • Boston Magazine
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyers of New England
  • Boston Magazine
  • 2009
  • Top Attorneys in New England
  • New England Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2006
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • Recognized
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • N/A
  • Recognized
  • Who's Who in American and International Law
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys Journal
  • Schedule for Rating Disabilities in Civil Tort Litigation
  • 1994
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys Journal
  • "Arguing Damages to a Jury in a Personal Injury Action and the Need for Massachusetts to Get in Line with Other States,"
  • 1994
  • The Complete Lawyer
  • Taking the Stand-Products Liability is Out of Uniform
  • 1985
  • American Bar Association publication
  • "Docket Call Section of General Practice, Products Liability-Repase & Market Share Liability,"
  • 1981
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys Journal
  • Consumer Injustice-Proposed Federalization of Products Liability Law
  • N/A
  • Annual Survey of Massachusetts Law
  • Collateral Source Income Rule and The Corsetti Decision
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Melvin M. Belli Society
  • VooDoo: Customs and Practices of Medical Providers
  • 2011
  • Melvin M. Belli Society
  • Lies, lies and more lies in Medical Negligence
  • 2009
  • Melvin M. Belli Society
  • Clerical Sex Abuse
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

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Given (7)
Endorse Frederic
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply said, Frederic is an outstanding criminal attorney. Highly recommended!"
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have seen Attorney Halstrom as a prominent member of the Boston trial bar for literally decades. There is no substitute for that kind of experience and reputation."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Halstrom deserves the ranking of being one of the best lawyers in America. He is extremely knowledgable, skilled and fearless when it comes to trying cases in his areas of expertise. His record of success is unmatched. And he's a wonderful mentor and role model in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Halstrom is a dedicated, highly-skilled lawyer well-respected within the legal community. I fully endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Frederic. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Brain injury Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very smart attorney."
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Boston Personal injury Lawyer Frederic N Halstrom
Frederic N Halstrom
Personal injury Attorney
Boston, MA
Licensed for 53 years
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