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About me

When I am not practicing law, I am an avid outdoorsman - mountain hiking, canoeing, kayaking, bicycling and most activities in the woods and wilds. And of course, I love spending time with my wife, Judy, two grown daughters, Anna and Rebecca, and my extended family.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    32 years
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 25%
    37 years
  3. Litigation: 25%
    32 years

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Contact info

The Law Office of Kenneth N. Margolin, P.C.

246 Walnut Street
Suite 101
Newton, MA, 02460-1639


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Kenneth Margolin & Judy Morrison Counseling Office - namingWayside Youth & Family Support Network, Inc.2009
Top 100 Trial Lawyers of MassachusettsThe American Trial Lawyers Association2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct InstructorLesley College1980 - 1984
Adjunct InstructorNortheastern University1980 - 1980
Attorney/Owner/PartnerPrivate Practice1979 - 2009
Director, Mental Disability Advocacy ProjectMassachusetts Bar Association1978 - 1979
Attorney/Project DirectorNorth Suffolk Legal Assistance Association1974 - 1978
Association namePosition nameDuration
Jewish National FundLawyers for Israel member2013 - Present
Massachusetts Academy of Trial AttorneysMember2007 - Present
Massachusetts Bar FoundationLouis D. Brandeis Fellow2005 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2000 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember, Individual Rights & Responsibility Commitee1995 - 1997
Center for Law and EducationPresident of the Board of Directors1987 - 1990
Center for Law and EducationVice President of the Board of Directors1984 - 1987
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Joseph R., et al. v. M.P., et al.7.165 million jury verdict
Y.HB., M.D., Admr. v. GB, M.D.$1.1 Million Arbitration Award
D.M, Admr. Estate of J.M.$2.865 Million Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Newton TabSticks & Stones can Break Your Bones, but Words Can Get You Expelled2010
Don't Lose Your Massachusetts Personal Injury Case Before You BeginDon't Lose Your Massachusetts Personal Injury Case Before You Begin: Six Myths About Personal Injury Cases2008
What You Must Know About Nursing Home AbuseWhat You Must Know About Nursing Home Abuse: How to Identify it, How to Stop it, and What to Do if it Happens to a Loved One2008
A Siting Battle Case Study for Non-Profit Organization Board MembersLessons From the Field2008
Newton TabThe Secret Files of Doctors2001
Facilitated Communication and the Legal SystemHow Shall Facilitated Communication be Judged? Facilitated Communication and the Legal System1994
Developing Community Residential ProgramsA Reference Manual for Town Counsel and City Solicitors1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
Drew UniversityPolitical ScienceA.B.1970
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Leonard, Mulherin & Greene, P.C. Annual TrainingLegal Pitfalls for Accountants2012
National Council for Community Behavioral HealthCare 38th Annual MeetingMastering Good Governance: Creating Powerful Boards2008
Leadership Breakfast at Kennedy School of GovernmentNon-Profit Board Decision-Making: a Case Study2008
Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, Inc. Professional TrainingEffective Courtroom Testimony for a Human Service Professional2007
DSS (now DCF) Expert Witness Exam TrainingPreparation, Examination & Cross-Examination of Expert Witnesses2007