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Michael P. Twohig is a founding partner of Twohig Caplan LLP.  He is a former partner at a large Boston law firm.  Mr. Twohig has been representing individuals and businesses successfully in a wide variety of civil disputes for over 13 years.  Mr. Twohig is a licensed Massachusetts attorney and appears regularly on behalf of his clients in state and federal courts throughout Massachusetts.  He also represents his clients in alternative dispute resolution proceedings such as arbitrations and mediations.

Mr. Twohig has successfully represented both businesses and individuals and plaintiffs and defendants throughout his career.  Mr. Twohig has represented entrepreneurs, banks, inventors, pharmaceutical companies, architectural and engineering firms and professionals, property owners, real estate developers, employers, employees, and corporate officers and directors.  Mr. Twohig has handled a wide variety of civil litigation, including: contract and commercial disputes, debt collection matters,  employment disputes (wage and hour cases, discrimination, non-compete disputes, etc.), construction and design disputes, warranty disputes, product liability, personal injury, property damage, intellectual property disputes, and disputes over promissory notes and guaranties. 

Significant Cases

• Secured a $1.5 million judgment for damages, attorneys' fees, and costs on behalf of a cooperative bank following a week-long jury trial in Massachusetts Superior Court. The case involved enforcement of a personal guaranty of a promissory note and a dispute over the value and sale of collateral securing the loan. Obtained dismissal of the defendants' $1.5+ million counterclaim on summary judgment prior to trial.

• Obtained a bank account attachment at the outset of a lawsuit on behalf of an international telephone service carrier, freezing over $650,000 of a contract debtor’s assets. Subsequently secured judgment and seizure of the funds for the client.

• Won summary judgment on behalf of a building products manufacturer obtaining dismissal of various claims against the manufacturer in a lawsuit involving claims of property damage due to water intrusion at a hotel. Obtained a favorable settlement of all claims for the client following the summary judgment victory.

• Represented a highly regarded Boston area architect in a dispute with a client over the design and construction of a new high-end home. Obtained a favorable settlement of the dispute in mediation.

• Represented the purchaser of various lighting system installation and maintenance contracts for shopping malls in different parts of the United States in a lawsuit to enforce its rights to several hundred thousand dollars in payments under the contracts. Obtained a favorable settlement for the client on the eve of trial.

• After a week of jury trial in Massachusetts Superior Court, secured a favorable settlement for a corporate client accused of age discrimination and wrongful termination of its former senior vice president.

• Defeated a motion for real property attachment which would have thrown the client (a real estate developer) into default on its project financing/loan obligations.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 100%
    16 years, 200 cases

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  • Marshal S. Grant

    I strongly endorse this lawyer. Mike and I worked together on a probate litigation matter that involved complicated issues of tax law and attorney malpractice. I've known Mike for many years. He has a great ability to get to the heart of a case and move forward with practical solutions. I would definitely want him on my side if I was involved in a complex litigation matter.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Panda Lynn Kroll

    I endorse this lawyer for all civil litigation matters.


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Contact info

Twohig Caplan LLP

25 Pender Street
Boston, MA, 02132


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerMassachusetts Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerMassachusetts Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerMassachusetts Super Lawyers in Boston Magazine2012
Super LawyerMassachusetts Super Lawyers in Boston Magazine2011
Rising StarMassachusetts Super Lawyers in Boston Magazine2010
Rising StarMassachusetts Super Lawyers in Boston Magazine2009
Rising StarMassachusetts Super Lawyers in Boston Magazine2008
Rising StarMassachusetts Super Lawyers in Boston Magazine2007
Rising StarMassachusetts Super Lawyers in Boston Magazine2006
Rising StarMassachusetts Super Lawyers in Boston Magazine2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerTwohig Caplan LLP2013 - Present
Attorney/PrincipalLaw Office Of Michael P. Twohig2012 - 2013
PartnerBurns & Levinson LLP2009 - 2012
Associate AttorneyBurns & Levinson LLP2006 - 2009
Associate AttorneyPerkins Smith & Cohen LLP2001 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Massachusetts Catholic Business AssociationMember2011 - Present
Boston Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Harvard UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Civil Discovery BasicsPrivileges2011