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J. Finn Gavagan

Car accident Attorney at Boston, MA

5.0   38 reviews

also known as Finn Gavagan, Finn

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  • Licensed for 9 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2014
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Attorney James Finn Gavagan represents injured Massachusetts residents in all types of personal injury matters against insurance companies, negligent drivers, negligent property owners, and negligent medical professionals. Whether it’s a car accident, bicycle accident, pedestrian accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident, fall accident, premises liability, nursing home abuse and neglect, dog bites, construction accident, or wrongful death claim. 

Accident victims and their loved ones are our priority, ensuring unmatched legal representation and personalized solutions for every individual case. Our personal injury law firm is committed to securing the maximum financial compensation for our clients, combining years of extensive experience, grit, and unwavering hard work. Reach out for a free consultation at or connect with us through our email contact form on our website. No fee unless you win.

Finn is a talented civil litigation attorney who specializes in all types of personal injury matters and has been successful both in and out of the courtroom, resolving his cases through litigation, mediation, and negotiations.  Finn prides himself on integrity, authenticity, and a commitment to obtaining the highest result for his clients.

Selected to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars List for 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023. Only 2.5% of lawyers in Massachusetts receive this distinction.  Recognized in Boston Magazine’s 2021 Top Lawyers List.  Recognized in Best Lawyers in America® 2024.  

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2020,2017,2016
Client's Choice
2023 2020 2017 + 1 ...

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Location

Gavagan Law, LLC
1452 Dorchester Ave 4th fl,
Boston, MA, 02122

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  38 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Krishna | July 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service
Mr Finn has been nothing but wonderful during a difficult time. I was in a motor vehicle accident and Mr Finn has done everything possible to help me. He is always there when I have needed him , answering phone calls, and replying in a timely manner. I highly recommend him as a lawyer especially for people who have been in a MVA.
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Posted by Jill | January 21, 2019
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Professional, courteous and amazing lawyer!
Being hit by a car as a pedestrian is a traumatic experience. Fortunately I was lucky to have J. Finn Gavagan representing me, alleviating stress and allowing me to concentrate on recuperating. Finn was able to seamlessly take care of my case from beginning to end due to his extensive knowledge. I was also happy to find that he is compassionate, patient and easy to talk to. I am grateful for all Finn did for me and highly recommend him!
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Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2020
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Atty Gavagan is an excellent attorney
When I broke my arm in a motorcycle accident I didn’t know where to turn. I’m so glad I called attorney Gavagan. He explained to me the phases of getting me my injury claim. He was there to answer all my questions along the way and knew the law to the highest extent. He also had great interpersonal skills for the times I reached out to him about my concerns along the way. It was a rocky year but in the end Atty Gavagan got me the highest amount I could get in my claim.
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Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2023
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Quality Representation
I am incredibly grateful for the outstanding legal assistance I received from my personal injury lawyer, James Finn Gavagan. His expertise and unwavering commitment to my case were truly remarkable. From the beginning, he demonstrated a deep understanding of personal injury law and guided me through the entire process with care and professionalism. Communication was always prompt and informative, ensuring I was well-informed at every step. James’ dedication to securing a favorable outcome was evident, and I could not be happier with the results. If you are in need of a personal injury lawyer, I wholeheartedly recommend his services. Thank you for your exceptional representation!
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Posted by Meagan | June 14, 2023
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Amazing lawyer!
I highly recommend Attorney Finn Gavagan to anyone looking for legal help after being injured in an accident. He represented me for injuries I suffered after a car accident that required surgery. He successfully resolved my case beyond my expectations and I would highly recommend him!
Posted by Kellie | June 13, 2023
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Personal injury
Atty Finn Gavagan represented me for injuries I suffered when I was struck by a car while walking in a parking lot. I had a great experience working with Finn. He successfully resolved my case and exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Joseph | May 7, 2023
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Lawyer Review
Atty Finn Gavagan represented me for injuries I suffered in a motor vehicle accident when I was hit by a drunk driver who then fled the scene. I had a great experience working with Finn. He was efficient, thorough and exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Marie | March 23, 2023
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Marie
Atty Finn Gavagan represented me for injuries I suffered in a motor vehicle accident, including fractures to both hands. This significantly impacted my life because I am a Orthodontic Assistant, and was unable to work for months after the accident. Finn worked tirelessly to successfully resolve my case as quickly and successfully as possible. He always returned my calls in a timely manner and answered all my question to my satisfaction. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Magda | February 2, 2023
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Atty Finn Gavagan
Atty Finn Gavagan represented me for injuries when I slipped and fell on ice. He successfully resolved my case beyond my satisfaction. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Kerry | December 6, 2022
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Car Accident
I got into a car accident, which was not my fault. I had a lawyer that ended up leaving practice and was transferred over to a different law firm. I was a little nervous at first and then after speaking with the attorney Gavagan, I felt this was the best decision. I was pleased with the outcome, and received the max payout on both insurance policies. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2022
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Car Accident
Attorney Finn Gavagan represented my sister and I for injuries we suffered in a motor vehicle accident. His communication, honesty, and thoroughness was very comforting when it came to handling our cases. He made sure that we felt comfortable and understood everything throughout the whole process. We highly recommend him!
Posted by Niloufar | February 15, 2022
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Accident
When you are in financial distress and vulnerable situation it is difficult to think clearly and make good decisions. Understanding the legal process for someone who is not from the U.S. even makes the situation more complicated. Attorney Finn explained the law, outlined in clear language the steps in the process that where needed to be done. He was reassuring, articulate, knowable and effective. Finn made the process so much easier and gave me peace of mind in a stressful but successful outcome.
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Posted by Naomi | January 22, 2022
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Highly recommend! A kind, thorough, patient, intelligent, and determined lawyer.
Attorney J. Finn Gavagan was an absolute joy to work with. He is patient, thorough, thoughtful, intelligent, determined, and kind. Attorney Gavagan represented me for injuries I suffered when I was a passenger in a motor vehicle accident that was a multi-car collision in Massachusetts. At the time I was living and being treated in New York, and before the case could be resolved, I had moved to Africa. But Attorney Gavagan worked diligently and really took the time to answer my questions and explain (and re-explain) the details of my case, regardless of which time-zone I was in. He made helpful recommendations, followed up regularly, and accommodated any communication challenges caused by the distance. He ultimately successfully resolved my case. I can’t recommend him enough, he’s really great!
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Posted by Ashley | October 22, 2021
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Motorcycle accident
Atty J. Finn Gavagan represented My husband and I for a motorcycle accident involving my husband. It was an extremely emotional event as it went on for almost two years due to my husband being in a coma. My husband then passed due to his injuries and Finn was considerate and thoughtful throughout the whole process and helped explain in detail what I needed to do. I can not thank him enough for everything he has done for my family. Thank you so much Finn I wish you the best.
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Posted by Jacqueline | October 7, 2021
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Highly recommend!
Working with Finn was a dream! He’s straight to the point and kept me in the loop every step of the way! Very happy with the outcome of my case.
Posted by Janice | September 13, 2021
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Motor Vehicle Accident
Attorney J. Finn Gavagan represented me for injuries I sustained in a motor vehicle accident. This was a complex medical involved case. Attorney Gavagan communicated throughout the process helping me to navigate the legal and medical jargon. He was intelligent and thoughtful. Attorney Gavagan was able to successfully resolve my case with an outcome that I was happy and content with. Without his guidance and determination I don't believe my case would have been resolved to my satisfaction. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Chris | December 31, 2020
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J. Finn Gavin is a responsive, compassionate and effective lawyer
Atty J. Finn Gavagan represented me for injuries I suffered when I slipped and fell on ice in a parking lot. Atty Finn was intelligent, thoughtful, and considerate throughout a lengthy process. He consistently responded in a timely manner to any questions or concerns I had. He successfully resolved my case beyond my satisfaction. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Priscila | August 8, 2020
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Struck by a motor vehicle
Atty J. Finn Gavagan represented me when I was struck by a motor vehicle as a pedestrian. Finn asked the right questions, listened to my concerns, and was detail oriented. He took the time to explain all of my options in detail using plain language that I could understand. He never once pushed me into a decision or path that I wasn't comfortable with. Finn stood for me and successfully resolved my case, very patiently seeing it through to resolution. I highly recommend Atty J. Finn Gavagan, without hesitation or reservation.
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Posted by Chris | July 9, 2020
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wrongful death
Atty Finn Gavagan represented my wife and I in a wrongful death motor vehicle accident case involving our son. It was an emotional case for our family and throughout the process, he was thoughtful and considerate, as well as being an intelligent, diligent attorney who successfully resolved our case. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2020
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Dog attack
Atty Finn Gavagan represented me when I was attacked and bitten by a dog. Finn worked hard to achieve the highest resolution of my case. I appreciate his experience, dilligence and care in Handling my case. I recommend him without reservation.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principle
  • Gavagan Law, LLC
  • 2023 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Colucci, Colucci, & Marcus, P.C.
  • 2015 - 2023
  • Attorney
  • Law office of Attorney Carol Steinberg
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Judicial Intern
  • Bristol County Probate & Family Court, The Honorable Katherine A. Field
  • 2012 - 2012
  • AmeriCorps Legal Assistant
  • New Center for Legal Advocacy, Inc.
  • 2008 - 2009
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Education

  • University of New Hampshire School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • University of New Hampshire
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Slip and fall on ice in parking lot
  • $195,000.00
  • 88 year old Nursing home resident falls at facility due to lack of adequate fall precautions while ambulating
  • $200,000.00
  • Pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle
  • Arbitration award $137,099.00

Associations

  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America
  • The Best Lawyers in America®
  • 2024
  • Rising Star
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (4)
Endorse J. Finn
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Contracts and agreements
Personal injury
Personal injury
Nursing home abuse and neglect