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John Harkavy is one of  the  most respected civil trial attorneys in Massachusetts, who has a thirty-year proven track record of success.  His office handles civil litigation including business litigation, personal injury, wrongful death, automobile accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, dog bite cases, products liability, personal injury, general commercial litigation, employment, home owner construction disputes, landlord/tenant disputes, insurance defense, and appeals. He has mediated numerous cases  resulting in multi-million dollar victories for his clients without the necessity of a trial. His office also represents homeowners who are having disputes with construction contractors.  Clients range from Fortune 500 companies, commercial real estate brokerage firms and developers to individuals.  The aggressive use of prejudgment remedies, including attachments and injunctions, has resulted in significant legal victories without the need for lengthy and costly litigation.  

John graduated from Brown University and Boston University School of Law.

John enjoy playing tennis semi-competitively and was the captain of the Brown University tennis team.  John has coached youth basketball and softball.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 55%
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
  3. Employment: 10%
  4. Medical Malpractice: 10%
  5. Construction: 5%

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Contact info

Law Office of John B. Harkavy

89 Woodside Avenue
Wellesley, MA, 02482


NYCurrently registered 198703/07/2016
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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerMassachusetts Super Lawyers2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerMassachusetts Super Lawyers2014
Massachusetts Super LawyerMassachusetts Super Lawyers2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Super LawyerMassachusetts Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerMassachusetts Super Lawyers2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Top 100 Trial Lawyers In MassachusettsAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2010
Massachusetts Super LawyerLaw & Politics Media2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Massachusetts Super LawyerLaw & Politics Media2006
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalLaw Office of John B. Harkavy2011 - Present
Vice President Chief Corporate,Inc.2011 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Boston Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Massachusetts Association of Trial AttorneysMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Brown UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1979