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John B. Reilly

Litigation Attorney at Attleboro, MA

5.0   13 reviews

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About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation

    47 years, 7,500 cases

  2. Business

    47 years

  3. Personal injury

    47 years, 5,000 cases

John Reilly is the founding member of the Firm and has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the practice of law. Recognizing that success usually takes teamwork, he is proud to be associated with the Firm’s attorneys and staff who have helped the Firm earn its reputation for excellence in so many areas of the law. And he is extremely honored and grateful for the trust that so many clients have placed in him and the Firm, helping to make this success possible.

Mr. Reilly has represented hundreds of clients, many of whose issues involved litigation. He has tried dozens of cases, primarily before the state and federal courts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Due to his many successful efforts and verdicts, several clients have requested that he assist them in federal and state courts elsewhere in the country and he has done so through special permission of those courts. These experiences have helped him experience, appreciate, and incorporate “cutting edge” developments and trial techniques.

John has handled and tried many complex cases involving personal injuries, civil rights, business litigation, environmental law, insurance law, petroleum marketing, defamation, product liability, construction law, workplace injuries, land use and real estate disputes. He has also successfully represented criminal defendants before and at trial. His clients have included individuals, many other lawyers, physicians, small businesses, and nationally known corporations. (The full scope of his practice and the matters handled by the Firm is outlined in greater detail in this website.)

Based on the recommendation of attorneys and judges, Mr. Reilly has been awarded the prestigious “AV” rating of Martindale-Hubbell and been included by Martindale-Hubbell in the Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys in America. Fewer than about 5% of law firms in United States qualify for these peer-reviewed honors and no lawyer or Firm has a higher rating. John has also been selected as one of Boston’s Top Rated Lawyers, his biography being included in a special stand alone magazine appearing in The Boston Globe. This has also been included in The American LawyerThe National Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel statewide.

A few years ago John expanded his practice.  It now operates from staffed offices in Warwick, Rhode Island and a newer, administrative center in Attleboro, Massachusetts. This has resulted in the ability to service a larger community and resulted in an even more vibrant and dynamic practice and experience for his Firm and its clients.

State MA
Status Administrative Suspension
Acquired 1985
Updated 03/17/2023
State RI
Status Not Authorized to Practice - Removed from the Master Roll
Acquired 1976
Updated 03/15/2023

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

Contact John

John Reilly & Associates
8 North Main Street
Suite 304
Attleboro, MA, 02703


5.0 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
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Posted by Fred | November 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Food Poisoning
I hired Attorney John Reilly after I had a severe food poisoning from Taco Bell. Everyone I talked to said I had no case and laughed. Mr Reilly took the case seriously and handled it with the utmost professionalism.
Posted by David | November 1, 2016
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Review of John Reilly
Mr. Reilly's lengthy career experience has made him extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of criminal and civil law. He is thorough, diligent and caring...the ultimate professional.
Posted by Roberta | November 1, 2016
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John B. Reilly
I hired Mr. Reilly to represent me in a civil case involving my husband in which the plaintiff sought to connect me to the matter,. John filed all necessary protective motions and responses in connection with interrogatories, affirmative defenses and the court related documents. John thoroughly prepared me for a deposition that I was required to attend in connection with the case. As a result of John's aggressive defense and thorough understanding of the law, I was excluded from the proceedings.
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Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2016
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John Reilly has skill, talent, experience, knowledge, wisdom and focus. He does the job correctly. I laud everyone in his employ. I highly recommend lawyer John B. Reilly!
Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2016
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Open & Honest Attorney
I was represented by another attorney regarding a auto accident while on duty with the State. After several months of review my then attorney notified me that he could not represent me any longer because there was no claim. John Reilly had represented me in the past on previous cases and asked if he could look over the claim and was able to kind a loop hole. After a few weeks John was able to collect from the insurance company and provide me a full settlement. If you are looking for a open and honest attorney, John Reilly is your man.
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Posted by James | October 19, 2016
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Great Lawyer/Great Friend
John Reilly represented me as both a defendant and also a plaintiff in separate but related cases. As a result of being represented by John I was vindicated in the case in which I was sued in Federal Court. As a result of this vindication John helped my family put years of torment behind us. As a plaintiff John was instrumental in the case being resolved prior to court proceedings. The resolution of both cases a number of years. During that time frame John became someone I consider to be a friend. His empathy and concern for me and my family throughout both cases showed that he is more than a lawyer. I will always be greatful to John for all that he has done for me and my family.
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Posted by Andriy | October 16, 2016
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Awesome lawyer
John is always attentive and gets everything done in a timely manner.
Posted by Brian | October 14, 2016
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Trustworthy, Efficient and Caring
My wife and I hired John in 2012 and have since tapped he and his staff for a couple other issues we needed assistance with. John and the staff are always helpful and handled our needs with tact and care. He worked tirelessly for us over a long period of time and I always felt like he put our best interests first at all times. He was efficient and always took the time to explain the steps of the difficult and intricate process we were going through. If we ever had any questions he was quick to give us the available options and his opinion on which made the most sense for us, be it personally, financially, or as far as the law was concerned. I am thankful that we hired John and his office for many reasons, one of which was knowing that we had a knowledgeable and respected attorney on our side at all times. After meeting quite a few other attorneys throughout our case, it was very apparent how far above his peers Mr. Reilly stood. Our case was complex and unprecedented in some ways; yet we always knew he and his team were going as far as possible to get the job done despite very few examples to stand on. I would highly recommend Mr. Reilly and his office as a whole.
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Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2016
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Simply a winner
Contacted John, went for a consultation, I was impressed with the way he spoke, hired him and I was even more impressed the way he handled my case. He is simply a winner.
Posted by Andrea N. Nobile | October 13, 2016
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I cant say enough about how satisfied I am as a client of John B. Reilly & Associates. They are extremely detailed orientated and prompt with performing all the services pertaining to my cases.
Posted by Thomas | October 13, 2016
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Supportive and practical advice
John represented me in a legal dispute with a business partner. He was instrumental in getting the matter resolved without having a lengthy and costly court appearance. John's legal advice was supportive and practical.
Posted by Mimi | October 13, 2016
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Car Accident
I contacted John Reilly after getting into my first car accident. I was about 17 at the time and had no idea what to do. My family and I hired John right away. He and his associates were so helpful, always followed up and update my family and I. They took care of us really well, and made sure that I knew exactly what was going on. My case was resolved, my family and I are really happy with the outcome. Will always come back to John and associates if ever necessary, thank you so much!
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Posted by Rev. Eugene Carvalho | October 3, 2016
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Attoney John B. Reilly
John Reilly and his staff of professionals did a wonderful job assisting me and my wife over the years. They were all wonderful about taking our calls, answering our questions, and getting results we were happy with.
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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-33%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal since 1976
  • John Reilly & Associates
  • 1976 - Present


  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • University of Rhode Island
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Detached cornea (repaired) in Auto Crash
  • $425,000 settlement
  • Not Guilty Verdict
  • Not Guilty
  • Automobile Accident - Wrongful Death
  • Settled for $575,000.00
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  • Attleboro Area Bar Association
  • 2016 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • 1976 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Russian

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017


Speaking Engagements

  • 25th Annual Northeast IAATI Training Seminar (Newport, R.I.)
  • The Role of the Insurance Attorney in Fraud Investigations
  • 1997
  • Special Investigation Unit ("SIU") Training Seminar (Myrtle Beach, SC - November, 1996)
  • “The Examination under Oath” and “Mock Trials of Fraud Cases”
  • 1996

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (20)
Endorse John
Litigation Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"John is an outstanding attorney. After practicing trial law for 25 years, I have learned to spot an excellent advocate, a skilled litigator and a gentleman. He is all three."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this attorney. Very intelligent and very thorough when analyzing legal issues! Compassionate with clients and aggressive with legal issues! 5 STARS!!"
Business Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an active participant in Avvo and I find his responses exceptional. He is a dedicated and skilled attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Reilly is a very experienced and knowledgeable attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"With forty years of experience as a lawyer Attorney Reilly has risen to the top of the legal profession. He is held in high esteem by both his clients and his peers. His expertise will help you win your case. I highly recomend Attorney Reilly."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Reilly has close to 40 years of experience. His answers on Avvo are clear and to the point. I endorse this lawyer."
Civil rights Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John has a fabulous reputation on Avvo and shows a genuine desire to help people solve their problems."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent attorney and very knowledgeable."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent skills. Deep knowledge of the law and always available to respond to the Avvo community. A superb attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have just read several answers of my colleague. In addition to being correct and polite, they were customized to the individual needs of the Avvo asker. These are precisely the qualities that any potential client would be looking for in an attorney. Finally, at the end of one answer, he made a very generous offer to assist the askers eventual legal counsel. What a gentleman!"
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