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Martin J. Rooney

Civil rights Attorney at Braintree, MA

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  • State Years
    New Hampshire - NH 41 years
    Massachusetts - MA 41 years
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State NH
    Acquired 1983
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1982
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Martin

Learn Martin’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Civil rights
    Defense of civil rights cases ranging from First Amendment to Due Process to Excess force in federal and state courts

    41 years, 250 cases

  2. Government
    Defense of governmental entities in all civil and administrative proceedings

    41 years, 500 cases

  3. Litigation
    General defense litigation of all types including products liability and construction related matters

    41 years, 250 cases

  4. Insurance
    Coverage determinations as well as defense of bad faith claims against insurers

    41 years, 150 cases

  5. Appeals
    Handle both appeals of cases tried as well as successor appellate counsel on a wide range of matters

    41 years, 100 cases

  6. Car accident
    Defense of motor vehicle accidents

    41 years, 150 cases

A senior shareholder in a firm emphasizing the defense of complex civil litigation cases and the representation of governmental entities.  Responsible for the planning and completion of all discovery; case evaluation and strategy; negotiation of settlements; the trial of both jury and non-jury matters in all courts and agencies; and appeals.  Personal caseload concentrates in the areas of governmental entity defense litigation, premises liability (including premises security matters), civil rights and employment litigation, products liability, First Amendment, consumer protection and auto cases, and housing discrimination.  Also responsible for advising various governmental entities on the full range of issues typically faced including employment, open meeting issues/public records issues, contracting and regulatory compliance.   Regularly handle construction cases and insurance coverage matters, as well as toxic tort litigation.  Individual cases handled have ranged in size from major civil rights - class action suits and catastrophic personal injury cases and wrongful death claims to generic premises liability or routine auto matters.  Supervise associates in all aspects of their training.  Tried approximately 70+ cases, including matters in federal courts and state courts throughout New England, and before various administrative agencies, and have handled 25 appellate matters. 


Curley & Curley, P.C.
35 Braintree Hill Park Ste 103
Braintree, MA, 02184-8703

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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-650 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Curley & Curley, P.C.
  • 1983 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • NH Superior Court
  • 1982 - 1983


  • Boston College Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • University of New Hampshire
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Lavezzo v. Natick Housing Authority, 87 Mass.App.Ct. 1124 (2015)
  • Defense judgment upheld
  • Kocen v. Liberty Mutual Ins. Co., 81 Mass.App.Ct. 1105 (2011), further appellate review denied 461 Mass. 1109 (2012)
  • Judgment upheld on appeal


  • Instrumental Change, Inc.
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Massachusetts chapter)
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - Present
  • Parkway Concert Orchestra, Inc.
  • President
  • 2006 - Present
  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association
  • Past President
  • 1990 - Present
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1990
  • Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif
  • Bsoton College Law School
  • 1982
  • Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of New Hampshire
  • 1979

Speaking Engagements

  • Premises Liability Seminar
  • Premises Liability
  • 2010

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Braintree Civil rights Lawyer Martin J. Rooney
Martin J. Rooney
Civil rights Attorney
Braintree, MA
Licensed for 41 years