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Paul R Sugarman

Appeals Attorney at Boston, MA

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  • Licensed for 69 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1954
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Paul Sugarman is a founder of the firm and concentrates his practice in the areas of civil trial and appellate litigation, acting as leader and mentor for the entire Sugarman team.  Paul is widely recognized in the legal community for his outstanding achievements and distinguished service over a 50-year career, and is often called upon to serve as a mediator for parties seeking dispute resolution.  A prolific writer and frequent lecturer, he has many publications and lectures to his credit, and has over twenty-five reported appellate decisions to his name.

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Sugarman & Sugarman, PC
31 St. James Avenue,
10th Floor
Boston, MA, 02116

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Sugarman & Sugarman, P. C.
  • 1960 - Present
  • Dean and Professor of Law
  • Suffolk Law School
  • 1990 - 1994
  • Associate Editor
  • Boston University Law Review
  • 1952 - 1954

Education

  • Boston University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor - cum laude
  • 1954
  • Boston University
  • A.A. - Associate of Arts
  • 1951

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Diaz v. Eli Lilly & Co. 364 Mass. 153 (1973) and 14 Mass. App Ct. 448
  • First time in Massachusetts that a husband or wife can have a claim for damages when their spouse is injured.
  • Griffin v. General Motors Corp., 380 Mass. 362 (1980)
  • The Supreme Judicial Court decided that the experiment performed by SUGARMAN lawyers on behalf of the plaintiff to prove the faulty design could be used against General Motors.
  • Carey v. General Motors Corp., 37 Mass. 736
  • SUGARMAN lawyers successfully argued that there were three defects in the car, any one of which was sufficient to cause the crash.
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Associations

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Massachusetts Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • American Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Judicature Society
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Society of Law and Medicine
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Massachusetts Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • International Society of Barristers
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Advocate
  • N/A
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Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2005
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2004
  • Super Lawyer
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2004
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in American
  • 2003
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2002
  • J. Newton Esdaile Award
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • 2002
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2001
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2000
  • Jurisprudence Award
  • American ORT Federation
  • 1999
  • Civil Justice Award
  • American Board of Trial Advocates of Massachusetts
  • 1993
  • Special Recognition Award
  • Suffolk University Law School Alumni Association
  • 1991
  • Gold Medal Award
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 1991
  • Silver Shingle Award
  • Boston University School of Law
  • 1989
  • LL.D (Honorary),
  • Suffolk University
  • 1989
  • William O. Douglas First Amendment Freedom Award
  • Anti-Defamation League of B'nai Brith
  • 1986
  • Courageous Advocacy Award
  • Massachusetts Association of Trial Attorneys
  • 1984
  • Man of the Year Award (Law)
  • Israel Bonds Organization
  • 1979
  • Law Week Award - Scholarship
  • Boston University School of Law
  • 1954
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • N/A
  • Listed
  • New England Super Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Boston's Best Lawyers
  • Boston Globe
  • N/A
  • Listed
  • Who's Who in the World
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Boston Bar Journal, Vol. 46, No. 3, p. 26
  • If You Like Enron, You'll Love Tort Reform
  • 2002
  • 34 Tort & Ins. L. J. 735 (1999)
  • Admissibility of Managed Care Financial Incentives in Medical Malpractice Cases
  • 1999
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. vol. I (1997, reprinted in 1998);
  • Chapters on Personal Injuries and Wrongful Death in Massachusetts Superior Court Civil Practice Jury Instructions
  • 1997
  • ATLA National College of Advocacy Reference Materials for the 1996 Annual Convention, vol. I, p. 159 (1996)
  • Cross Examination of Expert Witnesses
  • 1996
  • 42 American University Law Review 1465 (1993)
  • Proposed Changes To Discovery Rules In Aid Of Tort Reform: Has The Case Been Made?
  • 1993
  • 57 Mass. L.Q151 (1972)
  • Pre-Trial Discovery
  • 1972
  • Automobile Reparation System in Massachusetts Forum 8:11 (1972);
  • Has No-Fault Insurance in Massachusetts Improved The System
  • 1972
  • Trial 3:12 (1967)
  • The Massachusetts Story: The Public's Reaction to No Fault
  • 1967
  • 34 B.U. Law Rev. 319 (1954)
  • The Evolution of Age Requirements - A Survey of the Law in Massachusetts
  • 1954
  • (Ohio) 112 N.E. 2d (1953), 33 B.U. Law Rev. 525 (1953)
  • Case Comment - INSURANCE - Appraisal - Unique Remedy Afforded Insured on Insurer's Attempted Breach of Appraisal Clause, Saba v. Homeland Ins. Co. of America, et al.
  • 1953
  • (Kan.) 252 P.2d. 889 (1953), 33 B.U. Law Rev. 421 (1953)
  • Case Comment - TORTS - Consent to an Illegal Abortion Held No Bar to Recovery for Injuries Arising Therefrom
  • 1953
  • (Mass), 108 N.E. 2d 757 (1953), 33 B.U. Law Rev. 247 (1953)
  • Case Comment - SALES - Implied Warranty of Merchantability - Sale of Container Required to Attach Warranty Thereto, Mead v. Coca Cola Bottling Co.
  • 1953
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Speaking Engagements

  • Suffolk University Law School
  • Avoiding Evidence Pitfalls, How to Get Yours in and Keep Theirs Out
  • 1992
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • Recent Decisions in the Law of Damages-Present Fear of Future Harm
  • 1991
  • Northeast Conference Business Law Teachers
  • Products Liability
  • 1990
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • Recent Developments in the Law of Torts
  • 1989
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • Products Liability for the Sophisticated Practitioner
  • 1989
  • Massachusetts Trial Lawyers Association
  • Cross Examination of Expert Witnesses
  • 1988
  • Eastern Regional Meeting, Head and Neck Surgeons
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 1987
  • Worcester County Medical Society
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 1986
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Construction Site Litigation
  • 1986
  • Boston University School of Law Alumni Association
  • Operation of the Board of Bar Overseers
  • 1986
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • Jury Selection, Body Language and the Visual Trial
  • 1985
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • Litigating Medical Malpractice Claims
  • 1985
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • Negotiation Skills Workshop
  • 1985
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • The Use of Expert Witnesses
  • 1984
  • Boston Association of Claim Executives
  • Structured Settlements
  • 1984
  • Suffolk University
  • Products Liability Litigation
  • 1983
  • Suffolk Law School
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 1983
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • Litigating Medical Malpractice Claims
  • 1983
  • Suffolk Law School
  • Developments in Products Liability
  • 1982
  • New England School of Law
  • Preparing and Litigating Product Liability Cases
  • 1982
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Anatomy of a Products Liability Case
  • 1982
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Trial of Death Cases
  • 1982
  • Middlesex County Bar Association
  • Structured Settlements
  • 1981
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • Medicine and the Law
  • 1981
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • Developments in Tort Law
  • 1981
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Proving Damages
  • 1981
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Trial Strategy - Products Liability Cases
  • 1981
  • EG&G for corporate executives
  • Products Liability
  • 1981
  • American Bar Association
  • Punitive Damages
  • 1980
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • Preparation and Trial of a Product Liability Case
  • 1979
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Opening Statements
  • 1979
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 1977
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Trial of a Personal Injury Case
  • 1977
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • Massachusetts Rules of Civil Procedure
  • 1974
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • The Massachusetts No-Fault Insurance Law
  • 1971
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • Litigating Medical Malpractice Claims
  • N/A
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Boston Appeals Lawyer Paul R Sugarman
Paul R Sugarman
Appeals Attorney
Boston, MA
Licensed for 69 years