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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. 


Practice areas


  1. Civil Rights: 25%
    33 years, 250 cases
  2. Litigation: 20%
    33 years, 250 cases
  3. Government: 20%
    33 years, 500 cases
  4. Insurance: 15%
    33 years, 150 cases
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Hourly ($200-650/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Curley & Curley, P.C.

35 Braintree Hill Park Ste 103
Braintree, MA, 02184-8703


NHAuthorized to practice law198310/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1990
Magna Cum Laude, Order of the CoifBsoton College Law School1982
Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta KappaUniversity of New Hampshire1979
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyCurley & Curley, P.C.1983 - Present
Law ClerkNH Superior Court1982 - 1983
Association namePosition nameDuration
Instrumental Change, Inc.Board of Directors2010 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Massachusetts chapter)Board of Directors2007 - Present
Parkway Concert Orchestra, Inc.President2006 - Present
Massachusetts Defense Lawyers AssociationPast President1990 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMember1990 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
New Hampshire Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of New HampshirePolitical Science, EconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Premises Liability SeminarPremises Liability2010