Michael Flynn is a seasoned trial lawyer with over 20 years of experience who concentrates his practice in the areas of complex civil and commercial litigation. He has been rated AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 peer rated in Martindale-Hubbell and serves as lead counsel for insurers and companies in highly regulated industries — such as railroads, shippers and motor carriers — in state and federal courts throughout the U.S.
Michael has gained national acclaim for his success in numerous high-profile cases for his clients. His work has been featured in publications such as the MBA Journal and the Massachusetts Lawyers’ Weekly — where a case he litigated was reported in 2004 as one of the “biggest” defense wins of the year, -- and in the Massachusetts Lawyers’ Weekly Annual Report of the largest defense verdicts in 1995 and 1996. Most recently, he was featured in a December 2014 Buffalo Law Journal article for his successful $5.3 million dollar settlement on behalf of an inured construction foreman.
Michael frequently speaks on various litigation-related topics — such as trial skills and strategies, persuading juries, evidentiary matters and developments in the law — to legal, claims and trade organizations, including the NARTC, the ASLRRA, the New England Railroad Club, and the Southeastern Claims Conference. On the cutting-edge of industry trends and technology, Michael also addresses timely issues such as FRSA/OSHA Whistleblower law and how to leverage the latest technological innovations in a legal environment.
Before founding the firm in 1998, Michael was an associate attorney at the Boston law firms of Latti Associates, Parker, Coulter, Daley & White, and Brister & Zandrow. He was also a special assistant district attorney with the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
He currently resides in Braintree, Massachusetts, with his wife and their four children.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Among Boston's Top Lawyers||Legal Leaders||2014|
|American Jurisprudence Book Award, Trial Advocacy||Boston University||1991|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel||Executive Committee Member||N/A|
|American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association||Member||N/A|
|New England Railroad Club||Member||N/A|
|Business Insurance||New York's Deadly Metro-North Train Derailment Opens the Door to Lawsuits||2015|
|Buffalo Business First Law Journal||Construction Injury Nets $5M Settlement in WNY||2014|
|Business Insurance||Derailment Risks and Liability Issues Expand as Oil Shipments Boom||2014|
|MA Lawyers Weekly||Biggest Defense Wins of the Year||2004|
|MA Lawyers Weekly||Engineer a Key Witness in Defective Saw Trial Victory||2003|
|Boston University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|University of Massachusetts, Amherst||B.A. summa cum laude||N/A|
|U.S. Military Academy, West Point||N/A||N/A|
|New England Railroad Club Annual Rail Forum & Expo||Ammunition or Shackles: Managing Crisis Response to Maximize Your Legal Position||2015|
|NARTC 61st Annual Meeting||Cross-examination in the 21st Century: Have Juries Become Immune to Lying?||2015|
|Work Related Injuries Conference||When Does the Work Come Without the Comp?: How Railroad Workers’ Injuries are Handled Under the FELA||2014|
|NARTC 59th Annual Meeting||Stupid is as Stupid Does: Getting to the Bottom of Neuropsych Testing in TBI Cases||2013|
|Southeastern Claims Conference||Persuading by Entertaining: Leveraging Technology to Deliver Winning Results||2012|
|NARTC Winter Meeting||Destroying the Myth of Eichel – Admissibility of Collateral Source Benefits||1999|
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